John Banks says he has "unimpeachable, watertight" evidence to exonerate him as he's sentenced over donations.
The Chinese firm that bought the Crafar farms has signed a conditional deal for another large block.
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Today in politics: Friday, August 1
Poll rebound offers Labour a glimpse
Labour jumps to 30pc in Roy Morgan survey
Taxpayers pay minister's $300 tab
Attorney-General meets FBI boss
Parliament outlaws slave-like fishing conditions
Parliament bill addresses 'No 1 threat' to sport
Labour would fund veterans' funerals
Wild winds whip south
13-year-old shot in Gisborne
Fatal crash in Palmerston North
West Ham United's NZ tour was 'a trip too far'
Fullback dilemma for Steve Hansen's All Blacks
Bake club week one: People's choice winner
Bahrain FA ready to fight for Anthony Hudson
Intruder explodes through door
$20m CBD property portfolio must be sold
Job trial rules not followed
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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