Politics

Influencing politics from the outside

2014 brought out the worst, rather than the best in our politicians. So, instead, here are seven individuals that shaped politics from outside the Beehive.

Police should carry guns

10:28am OPINION: It's Christmas and police should have better access to guns to fight the inevitable surge in domestic violence.

Phil Goff: Arms not the answer

OPINION: As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.

Brash seeks inquiry into Ellis case

Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ...

For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.

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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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