Politics

'Zero' chance of RMA reforms

Prime Minister confirms that changes to key parts of the RMA will not go ahead.

No reward from Little risk

OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.

Beehive Live: Focus on Saudi deal

12:16pm The questions and criticism of the Government's involvement in a deal with a Saudi Arabian businessman keep coming.

Saudi deal: What you need to know

12:15pm The NZ Government has made a multi-million dollar deal with an influential businessman from Saudi Arabia, and set up an agribusiness hub in the desert.  

NZ flag meeting a fizzer

A public meeting on whether to change the New Zealand flag, held in Christchurch, attracted just 14 people.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

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It's just part of the political game.

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