Politics

Key leaves girl in tears

Teen says she was "upset and embarrassed" when John Key dismissed her idea for Maori language month as boring.

Craig could run for mayor

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has not ruled out running for Auckland mayor next year

Kingmaker Winston regains his crown

OPINION: The most overused noun in New Zealand politics has been resuscitated: the kingmaker is back.

Cybertheft…The new frontier

OPINION: Not so many years ago, a company's idea of secure data storage was to hold your personal file at the back of a warehouse somewhere in suburban Auckland.

Peters isn't going anywhere

He's well past retirement age but the NZ First leader is already planning to run for office again in 2017.

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