OPINION: ACC has become a byword for ministerial and departmental incompetence, petty mindedness and spite towards claimants.
Labour has pledged to adopt a Law Commission recommendation to make all war veterans eligible for a veteran's pension.
OPINION: Shane Jone's departure was perhaps the killer punch to Labour's chances of an unlikely election win.
David Cunliffe says the Shane Jone's departure is not a disaster, and won't scupper Labour's election chances.
Prime Minister John Key is playing down political motives in offering Shane Jones a role as a Pacific development ambassador
High-profile Labour MP Shane Jones is denying the National Party had a hand in his resignation, despite Jones crossing the political divide to take up a role specially created for him by the Government.
OPINION: Disarray - there is no other word to describe the mess the Labour Party plunged into last night.
Labour's candidate for Tukituki has no intention of deleting a tweet in which she calls David Cunliffe a bully.
Labour MP Shane Jones to quit party and politics, saying he wants to do "something else".
Labour MP Grant Robertson has accused Justice Minister Judith Collins of misleading Parliament.
ACT leader Jaime Whyte yesterday announced a three-strikes policy for burglary.
Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without official advice, an MP says.
A former colleague of Don Brash has slammed him as a racist and a chauvinist.
Trevor Mallard appears to be the big loser in Wellington from changes to the electoral boundaries.
OPINION: For the third time in 18 years, Winston Peters seems destined to decide which major party gets to form a government.
A senior Beehive adviser has taken the unusual step of going public to back her minister, Judith Collins.
Justice Minister Judith Collins is embroiled in fresh allegations surrounding her official visit to China last year.
Internet Party ends discussions with unnamed sitting MP.
ACC will compensate any clients cut off from claims due to unfair privacy waivers.
Winter is coming. So is an election, with hibernation increasingly the favoured response to both.
Average annual wages are expected to rise by $7500 over the next four years, Finance Minister Bill English says.
LATEST: ACC could be forced to destroy information it gathered illegally under a blanket privacy waiver.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says they're open to talks with the Mana Party but electorate deals are unlikely.
Lawyer who once criticised David Cunliffe for not allowing refugee's family into NZ is now his deputy chief of staff.
Les Mills boss has called Govt response to climate change "reprehensible" and has donated to Labour and the Greens.
Political leaders look set to debate New Zealand housing.
Mana leader Hone Harawira's wife is among party members concerned about a likely alliance with the Internet Party.
Political briefs for Monday, April 14.
Mana Movement members walk out after the party votes to progress talks with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party.
Paula Bennett strikes a pose
Paula Bennett has never been known as a shrinking violet and stayed true to herself when she trod the catwalk as part of Wellington Fashion Week.
National wants us to focus on the lazy stereotype of dole bludgers.
Hone Harawira is leaving it up to Kim Dotcom to woo party faithful at Mana's AGM.
OPINION: Babies? Puppies? John Key has kissed them. It must be an election year.
Kim Dotcom will attempt to win Mana members over this weekend as he lobbies for a deal with his Internet Party.
Paula Bennett nearly succumbed to the Wellington wont for black before getting valuable fashion advice from an unlikely source.
John Key appears to have confirmed there was a deal for him to take over from Don Brash as prime minister.
John Key appears to have confirmed there was a deal for him to take over from Don Brash as prime minister if National won the 2005 election.
Political briefs for Friday, April 11, 2014.
What is the line's impact on house prices?
Hazard zone markings appear to have no negative effect on house prices - a relief to residents of south coast suburbs.
Tools such as taxation, regulation and legislation should be used to help curb the obesity epidemic, Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague says.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says his party could pull up to 10 per cent of voters at this year's election.
OPINION: All too often, the claim of "racism" is a political weapon of last resort.
State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman insists "back office" public servants are in decline.
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has leapt to the defence of embattled Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges.
Secret deals and suicide
Former National leader Don Brash contemplated suicide after his private and public lives fell apart.
Breaking up with his wife Je Lan after a turbulent time as National leader was the worst mistake of his life, Don Brash says.
Targeted local government taxes on people living in, working in, or even visiting a region could be on the way.
Virtually every electorate MP has denied plans to defect to the Internet Party, with most being outright dismissive.
Wellington now has the largest number of public servants since at least 2000.
OPINION: The royals had a day off to recover from jet lag yesterday, but it didn't stop politicians from jostling.
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