Politics

MPs told to avoid Falun Gong events

Foreign Affairs Minister tells MPs not to attend spiritual movement Falun Gong events because the Chinese Embassy will monitor them.

Govt could go ahead with housing

Auckland special housing areas could go ahead if council "overplay cards" with infrastructure demands, MP says.

National raises more than Kim Dotcom

Donations to the National Party in 2014 jumped by more than half from the last election year, as the party's fundraiser outgunned Kim Dotcom's largesse.

$100k bill for former PMs' travel

Jim Bolger has cost taxpayers more than the median income in his annual travel expenses.

Live: Flag designs and fasting

It's Prime Minister John Key's first day back in the House since it emerged he repeatedly pulled the pontail of Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey. 

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