Politics

SkyCity centre gets OK

SkyCity comes up with a new convention centre design that doesn't require a taxpayer top-up.

Beehive Live: Maurice trouble-making?

12 min ago National MP Maurice Williamson is causing headaches for PM John Key after he reportedly unsuccessfully tried to jump ship to ACT.

MP's human trafficking comments apology

9:09am "I wonder whether there's a great deal of difference between stealing someone's person and someone's sheep."

Suspected foreign fighter could return

Australia is seeking to make a woman with dual citizenship, returning from Syria, New Zealand's problem.

Passports back to 10 years

Passports will be valid for 10 years from the end of this year and cost $180, Peter Dunne has confirmed.

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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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