Politics

An expensive addiction

OPINION: We welcome immigrants, their families, their businesses - and their money. But at what point should NZ say 'Enough'?

Everything's going Winston's way

OPINION: That sound National ministers keep hearing behind them? It's Winston Peters breathing down their necks.

The year of the door-knock

For two elections in a row, the Christchurch Central seat has slipped from Labour's grasp. Is Duncan Webb the right guy to win it back?

$53m on Dubai expo well spent

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

The $500m quake bill

The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

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Opinion poll

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.

Vote Result

Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails

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