Politics

NZ 'won't be dumped from TPP talks'

It's "political fantasy" to believe NZ will be dumped from TPP negotiations, says trade minister.

MP slams forced insurance policy

2:18pm A NZ First MP would resign if his party adopted a policy forcing "new settlers" to take health insurance for a decade.

Key leaves girl in tears

3 min ago Teen says she was "upset and embarrassed" when John Key dismissed her idea for Maori language month as boring.

Craig could run for mayor

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has not ruled out running for Auckland mayor next year

Kingmaker Winston regains his crown

OPINION: The most overused noun in New Zealand politics has been resuscitated: the kingmaker is back.

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