Politics

What if Peters wins in Northland?

If NZ First leader wins the seat, the proportionality of Parliament would change - making it harder for National to govern.

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Tony Abbott a mate in need

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Dream run so far as Little clocks up 100

OPINION: Politicians exhibit a propensity for navel-gazing. But the recent level of attention around Andrew Little's digestive tract is extraordinary.

There's no reason the Maori Party can't succeed

Opinion: Put it to party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell the Maori Party are government lapdogs, he'll likely agree with you. 

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

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

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails

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