Politics

No cuts despite accounts deteriorating

John Key is pledging no cuts to public services in Bill English's seventh Budget, despite low interest rates and falling prices carving billions from the Crown's coffers over the next four years.

Trickle turns into an avalanche

OPINION: Problems no longer come in threes for John Key. They are piling up at his door. 

PM pays for legal advice over ponytail

John Key seeks legal advice over ponytail incident, which threatens to land him in court.

Green MPs starving themselves

The Green Party's 14 MPs will starve themselves to highlight the threat climate change poses to food supply.

PM: Cabinet minister won't step down over brother

Prime Minister John Key has known a Cabinet Minister’s brother is facing indecency charges for over a month, but insists there is no need to stand the minister down based on official advice.

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