Politics

Key meets Saudi king

PM John Key meets the Saudi Arabian king amid Opposition calls for him to take a tougher line on the oil-rich kingdom's human rights record.

Peters: Refugee 'disrespected NZ'

A refugee father of 24 killed fighting Islamic State did not respect the Kiwi "way of life" after settling in New Zealand, NZ First leader Winston Peters says.

Parliament lacking a comedian

OPINION: Fresh from a three week break, Opposition MPs had a heaven-sent opportunity to keep up the running joke on ponytail-gate with their return to Parliament.

Government has no plans to seek judgment on whether NZ law applies

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse is satisfied that Chinese rail engineers contracted by KiwiRail are probably not subject to New Zealand law.

NZ concerned over Bali Nine

NZ could take diplomatic action against Indonesia if planned executions go ahead.

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