John Banks

Banks: I will appeal

John Banks saying he has "unimpeachable, watertight" evidence to exonerate him as he is sentenced over donations.

Beehive Live: August 1

Kim Dotcom and john Banks With class dismissed, the politicians have largely cleared off. What's in store between now and September 20?

Party leaders give up alcohol

wine Dry July might be over, but political party leaders are giving up booze until after the election.

Just a flash of coalition bonhomie

From the Beehive OPINION: There was a distinct frisson when the Speaker received a complaint that National MP John Hayes had been "flashing".

Can't live with or without data

pattrick smellie OPINION: If it weren't for Kim Dotcom, it would seem laughable that the US would place much value on having a "no spying" agreement with NZ.

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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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