National Party leader backs the "sweet explosive justice" of Kiwisaver weapons investment, saying profit from killing terrorists is "just fantastic".
OPINION: The inside word on Helen Clark's UN prospects is that she's far from out of the running despite latest setback.
Helen Clark needed things to go her way, but there was no good news in latest vote on the next UN boss.
Adams does what Labour has failed to do - and takes PM's chair.
Candidates for the Palmerston North City Council divided on Easter Sunday trading.
Wellington mayoral candidate says he will give communities $1m a year to spend how they want.
ANALYSIS: Are you aware of all New Zealand has done on the Security Council, and what it can do?
John Key wrote to ethnic communities worried they were being targeted by crime.
Labour leader Andrew Little's chief of staff Matt McCarten is poised to quit the job and head up a new Labour office in Auckland.
Just one in eight oppose safe and legal access to medicinal cannabis products prescribed by licensed doctors, new poll says.
An unknown number of gay men still carry convictions, so will the Government pardon those now wrongfully convicted?
John Key has made history becoming the first Prime Minister to visit Alexandra's Dunstan High School.
State-owned ACC had indirect investments in six companies on its blacklist.
Chief executive will step down after almost seven years of big changes as mail volumes dwindle.
John Key admits he wouldn't want a sex offender living next door to him, but says they have to live somewhere.
John Key has stepped it up.
OPINION: It may be open to debate whether the Government faces a "crisis" over housing.
Mayoral hopeful says limiting migrant numbers would give Auckland housing market a chance to recover.
Keith Johnson promises common sense and prudent policy if elected Wellington's mayor.
Houses in NZ's biggest city have cracked the magic million, much sooner than expected.
OPINION: What does a millionaire look like ... Dome-headed Daddy Warbucks? The top-hatted Monopoly man? Or a frazzled Auckland homeowner?
Opinion: The loss of union bargaining power over the years has cost workers the safeguards they used to enjoy.
OPINION: Education suffers if we are simply looking for new ways to divide the same budget.
At 92, long-time National Party member and local body politician Alice Wylie has plenty of stories to tell.
Hamilton is being urged to sign up to a Housing Accord.
OPINION: Has the Maori King left his relative, Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta, out in the cold?
Show us the money
OPINION: Her chances are slim, but it might not be wise to discount Helen Clark from the UN Sec-Gen race just yet.
Some see it as progressive, while others think it will bring more hassle.
Palmerston North city council candidates give their views on the planned cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Manawatu River.
OPINION: Be careful what you hold up to the light lest the truth be revealed, writes David Slack.
Who are the winners and losers from the week in politics?
One top priority is drastically modifying the heavy-handed Unitary Plan imposed on Aucklanders: part of a series of local election opinion pieces.
Businesses may now be able to open on Easter Sunday after the Government passes a law allowing local councils to decide.
Arthur Anae quits Counties Manukau Health board in "personality clash" with its chair over a proposed land sale to the Government.
They say there's no hiding your past, but that shouldn't put you off running for council.
Jo Coughlan says it won't happen if she's Wellington's mayor. What do the other candidates think?
The drug that killed pop star Prince is being prescribed to New Zealand's elderly in record numbers.
OPINION: There is a clear warning to the prime minister following his role in a bad taste "joke".
"We have forgotten what it's like to be a child"
Former SIS boss and RSA president Don McIvor was a military man through and through.
Labour says latest MPs bill stacks the "biscuit tin" ballot and prevents more important measures from being debated.
John Key played along with the joke at the time, but is washing his hands of it now.
Pensioners form political party to take on the Government.
Are Kiwis less caring about homelessness and child poverty? The Guardian and Al Jazeera think so.
Smoking stubbed out around the front of Parliament - but a wider ban is ruled out.
The Government has been called upon to tear up its surplus carbon credits to make good on some dodgy accounting.
Easter Sunday is a chance to "unwind and reflect", not hit the shops, the Tuaman says.
The last 15 years has seen the international strategic environment become increasingly uncertain and unstable.
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