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Police should carry guns

OPINION: It's Christmas and police should have better access to guns to fight the inevitable surge in domestic violence.

Phil Goff: Arms not the answer

OPINION: As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.

Key's text method examined

The chief archivist will look into Prime Minister John Key's practice of deleting all of his cellphone text messages.

Influencing politics from the outside

OPINION: 2014 brought out the worst, rather than the best in our politicians. So, instead, here are seven individuals that shaped politics from outside the Beehive.

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It's just part of the political game.

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