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Banks: I will appeal

John Banks 16 min ago John Banks says he has "unimpeachable, watertight" evidence to exonerate him as he's sentenced over donations.

Chinese buy more land, Craig claims

Colin Craig 2:00pm The Chinese firm that bought the Crafar farms has snapped up another large block, Conservative leader Colin Craig says.

Beehive Live: August 1

Kim Dotcom and john Banks With class dismissed, the politicians have largely cleared off. What's in store between now and September 20?

Party leaders give up alcohol

wine Dry July might be over, but political party leaders are giving up booze until after the election.

Just a flash of coalition bonhomie

From the Beehive OPINION: There was a distinct frisson when the Speaker received a complaint that National MP John Hayes had been "flashing".

Opinion poll

Is it a good decision to lower the alcohol limit for driving?

Absolutely. It's about time.

No, it's a draconian measure from the Nanny state.

Vote Result

Related story: Alcohol limits to be lowered

Just a flash of coalition bonhomie

From the Beehive There was a distinct frisson when the Speaker received a complaint that National MP John Hayes had been "flashing".

Can't live with or without data

If it weren't for Kim Dotcom, it would seem laughable that the US would place much value on having a "no spying" agreement with NZ.

When small fry flounder

'Gliding On' only option in fiasco

Labour jumps in poll

Cunliffe Labour handed some rare good news on the last day of the current Parliament, with a new poll showing a rebound in fortunes.

Low voter turnout likely

Which party stands to lose the most from a low voter turnout at the polls?

Cunliffe a Labour liability

Labour's poll woe deepens

Support for minor parties drops

Dunne, Peters and Craig celebrate milestones but there's little else to cheer about.

Builder applauds duties drop

Brent Mettrick One of Canterbury's biggest builders says it will take up to a year until changes translate into customer savings.

English: High dollar cities' fault

Finance Minister points the finger at Chch and Auckland for high interest rates and dollar.

Welfare spending drops $1b

A welcome surplus - time now to look ahead

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

"Another avenue to accountability" for CTV collapse gone after its designer escaped disciplinary hearing, victim's father says.

Don't vote, can complain

dont vote strap When 10 per cent of the population doesn't vote, it's apathy. But you can't dismiss 30 per cent.

Privacy wins over right to vote

The very freedom I am supposed to be voting for is taken away from me by the intrusion into my privacy.

Will you vote in this election?

Imagine this for your child

What makes my vote tick

Karl Hutchins says he'll be lining up to vote this year, and hopes to see Winston as King Maker again.