Politics

Dairy slump a concern, says English

Price falls are not bottoming out, and some farmers will need big overdrafts, finance minister warns.

Another Conservative quits

3:17pm Acting chairman John Stringer is latest in a long line of board members to quit the party.

'I'm a role model for NZ women'

Helen Clark's handshake is still cast iron strong; the self-confidence still supremely intact.

Economic recession - yes or no?

Some economists say the economy's in trouble but the government's trying to look on the brightside.

Any advance on 10 bridges?

Northland's bridges, both of them, weren't just hollow election bribes, you know.

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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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