Politics

Gut instinct is TPP will pass - Key

Prime Minister is disappointed but not surprised that free-trade deal ground to a halt in Hawaii.

Key's 'boring' te reo rebuke

15 min ago Maori Language Commission takes PM Key to task over disputed "boring" te reo comment.

Peters launches into race row

OPINION: Winston Peters suggests being Polynesian makes Sam Lotu-Iiga qualified to run prisons.

Govt has 'obligation' to help refugee

MP says the Govt has an obligation to find out what happened to a refugee who left NZ in mysterious circumstances.

NZ 'won't be dumped from TPP talks'

It's "political fantasy" to believe NZ will be dumped from TPP negotiations, says trade minister.

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