Politics

Ardern bites at 'Beltway babies'

Jacinda Ardern Labour MP Jacinda Ardern rejects "beltway babies" jibe, saying she's "worked longer in a fish and chip shop" than as parliamentary staffer.

PM ramps up talk of Kiwis in Iraq

NZ troops could soon follow Australia in training Iraqi security forces to fight Islamic State.

Oath wording strikes discord

MARAMA FOX MPs voice dissatisfaction they aren't able to swear to uphold the Treaty at the opening of Parliament.

Union backs Andrew Little

Andrew Little New Zealand's largest trade union has unanimously backed MP Andrew Little to be the next Labour leader.

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