Politics

Pressure to raise refugee quota

More refugees should be allowed to make a new life in NZ, the Government's support parties say. 

Safety buffer for cyclists looms

The Government is considering a law that would require overtaking drivers to give cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space. 

What your flag choice says about you

"Alternative" types will like the black and white koru, while traditionalists will favour the red, black and silver fern.

Why do specialists refuse GP referrals?

Thousands are turned away from specialist medical appointments, despite being referred by their GP.

Contractor costs will fall - ministry

Payments for private contractors continue to skyrocket in Government departments.

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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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