Politics

There's no reason the Maori Party can't succeed

Opinion: Put it to party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell the Maori Party are government lapdogs, he'll likely agree with you. 

Abbott to discuss Iraq mission with Key

Australian PM's visit to New Zealand overshadowed by speculation about his political future.

CAA wary of Brownlee fallout

A day after the transport minister evaded airport security checks, the publicity from the incident was front of mind at CAA.

Caesar-like tinge to Abbott visit

OPINION: The question on everyone's lips is whether Tony Abbott's first official visit here would also be his last.

MP's extra pay to do good

Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew says she may donate her $12,500 pay rise to charity.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

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

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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