Secret diary of David Seymour

Steve Braunias I give my maiden speech at Parliament tomorrow. Exciting!

Today in politics

Winston Peters Labour leadership candidate David Parker seems to have set his sights on a longer horizon than his rival.

Progress after confronting PM

Paulette Barr An end to a woman's quake-damaged home woes is in sight after she approached the prime minister.

Live chat review: Andrew Little

Andrew Little Catch up with a full replay of our live chat with Andrew Little, the last of the four Labour leadership contenders we've hosted.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

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

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It's just part of the political game.

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