Politics

PM's promise to Northland: We will regain your trust

In his first visit to Northland since National's embarrassing by-election defeat, Prime Minister John Key vows to win the region back.

$3 million to Northland cycle way

The Government and the Greens have jointly announced $3 million to complete one of the last "Great Rides" cycle trails.

English reluctant to give surplus promise last rites

OPINION: Finance Minister Bill English has all but buried his pet policy of returning to surplus this year.

John Key: Expert in chief

OPINION: As if it's not enough leading the nation, John Key has to do your job for you and if he can't, he'll advise you how to do it.

Flag debate could give Kiwis a taste of voting against Key.

OPINION: John Key's quest for a symbolic legacy by changing the flag was always going to be vexed, but the $26 million process is threatening to turn into a political headache.

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If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

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It's just part of the political game.

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