Politics

Brownlee's war on defence jargon

Acronyms will go MIA in Defence Force briefing papers as new minister Gerry Brownlee says NOMW (not on my watch).

Flag needs to 'scream NZ'

PM continues to advocate for changing the national flag, sticking to silver fern preference.

Goff let off over report details

Labour MP Phil Goff is set to escape sanction for revealing details of a report by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) after giving an unreserved apology.

Alcohol sponsorship under threat

All Blacks would wave goodbye to Steinlager sponsorship under recommendations for big shake-up in liquor advertising.

Current account deficit balloons

Lower dairy exports and higher imports mean a $2.5 billion shortfall.

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It's just part of the political game.

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