Politics

Bribery claim over Saudi farm deal

Opposition MPs are labelling a $4 million payment to  a Saudi businessman a "bribe" after the Government confirmed doing the deal after it was threatened with a $30 million lawsuit.

Alliance Party deregistered

Once boasting the deputy PM and several Cabinet Ministers, the Alliance Party is officially no more.

Public servant numbers hit new high

Public Services Association dismisses a lower government measure as "smoke and mirrors".

Williamson: 'I don't want to join ACT'

Maurice Williamson breaks silence over ACT rumours, and Judith Collins rejects claims of disunity within National.

Calls for surgical mesh inquiry

Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.

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