Politics

Bain case taxpayer costs mount

Taxpayers footed a near $200,000 legal bill as David Bain challenged a rejected report into his compensation bid.

Tony Abott a mate in need

5:00am OPINION: Australia's prime minister is running out of mates on his side of the Tasman, but John Key still has his back.

Dream run so far as Little clocks up 100

OPINION: Politicians exhibit a propensity for navel-gazing. But the recent level of attention around Andrew Little's digestive tract is extraordinary.

There's no reason the Maori Party can't succeed

Opinion: Put it to party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell the Maori Party are government lapdogs, he'll likely agree with you. 

Abbott to discuss Iraq mission with Key

Australian PM's visit to New Zealand overshadowed by speculation about his political future.

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