Politics

'Like a cup of cold sick'

Cat-hating philanthropist turned aspiring politician Gareth Morgan talks the reality of tackling New Zealand's inequality - and how John Key hasn't.

English is in the box seat - for now

8:46pm OPINION: With John Key's departure, National's ambitious backbenchers have a giddy sense of power.

Campaign launches against sale of social housing

Residents vow to fight the sale of social housing in a Christchurch suburb as the Government seeks overseas buyers.

'Brains could revolve in a peanut shell'

Thought our MPs were bad? Try the unparliamentary barbs traded in days gone by, you half-pie wowsers.

One popularity contest is won

Signs are that Bill English could have secured the numbers to be the next PM - and MPs are already vying to be his deputy.

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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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