Nick Smith

Note to MPs: Stay clothed

MP Nick Smith, threatening a selfie in his togs, defends his comment about voters shunning fat politicians, but he may be right.

PM reveals deals

john key John Key confirms electorate deals with ACT in Epsom and United Future in Ohariu. | Speculation squashed

Key squashes speculation

Vernon Small OPINION: So, the "dirty deals" have been done, relatively dirt cheap, and it looks like it may be bye-bye to Colin Craig's chances of being an MP this year.

Cliff Curtis supports Mana

Cliff Curtis Actor Cliff Curtis has become the latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement.

Conservative Party logo rejected

conservative vote logo rejected Electoral Commission rejects Conservative Party's "vote" logo, saying it could confuse voters.

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