PM knew of Mike Sabin issues


PM says he knew of Mike Sabin's personal matters last year, but had confidence in the MP up until his resignation. 

Labour no threat to National yet

LOOKING UP: Just over half of those polled rate Labour Leader Andrew Little as a capable leader, not quite matching John Key's 81 per cent rating.

Labour leader Andrew Little has been given a boost, with strong personal ratings and a surge in his party's support.

Aust leadership crisis looms

LEADERSHIP TILT? Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Leadership strike against Australian PM Tony Abbott moves closer as contenders consider options.

Five unanswered questions

FOR SALE: The Government plans to sell off some of its state houses.

When's an asset sale not an asset sale? Who's going to be the Greens' new co-leader anyway?

Waitangi Day trouble expected

Hinewhare Harawira at Waitangi

Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.

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politics: have your say

Modern NZ needs flag for all stuff nation


For Len Wicks, there are several absolute requirements for a flag to represent modern New Zealand.

Reasons for change stuff nation

I don't often agree with John Key, but he's got it right here. We need a new flag.

A flag that's 'bold and fresh' stuff nation

Killing is not the answer stuff nation


Rachel Stewart: Free speech for all

Rachel Stewart

OPINION: Since my last column, some in the dairy farming community have been telling me, and everyone else, who I am.

Little big on ambition

OPINION: Andrew Little set an ambitious target for the future of New Zealand, which threatens to sink without a trace.

AMBITIOUS: Russel Norman would have liked to be in Government.

Editorial: Norman can be proud

OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.

beehive live

Live: That's (almost) a wrap, folks

A warm, red suit was just the thing for Santa as a chilly wind kept rain away until almost the end of Palmerston North’s Christmas parade.

It's the last day of Parliament, and we'll have all the updates on hi-jinks in the house.

Live: The home stretch

After one insane political year, Parliament enters its last sitting week before it adjourns for Christmas.


Beehive Live: Urgent dash

Like a student cramming for an exam, Parliament is jamming through the last of its business as the House prepares to rise tomorrow. 

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