Politics

Asset sales fund falls short

Government faces $424m gap for spending promises from asset sales cash, Labour says.

Flag debate will heat up - PM

PM John Key is unfazed by a lack of interest in the flag debate after forcing it on to the political agenda with a $26 million road show and referendum.

MPs get lower pay rise

MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.

Taxman's wrath not 'pretty'

Property speculators warned they won't be able to dodge capital gains by selling after two years and five days.

Plastic bag phase-out rubbished

A push to phase out single-use plastic bags has been shot down by the environment minister who says it's not justified.

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