Politics

Russel Norman quits

Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.

Fish-hook in state house sales plan

Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.

Chopper chartered from Pike funds

Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.

John Banks faces retrial

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Russell Norman quits: Reaction

2 min ago Tweets about Russell Norman's resignation as co-leader of the Green Party.

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