Lies Kiwis tell about ourselves

Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser are unlikely to embrace New Zealand's real status as a middling nation none too reliant on trade.

3 min ago  OPINION: If you think NZ is a small, trade-dependent nation that "punches above our weight," you need to read this.

State house sales bill tabled

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has tabled legislation which would give her power to direct sales of state houses

Legislation giving ministers sweeping powers to sell off state houses has been tabled in Parliament.

School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Education Minister Hekia Parata says charter schools have flexibility over how they spend their funding.

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

Social bonds a slow process

Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King says there is little overseas evidence to show social impact bonds deliver on their contracted outcomes

Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show

Peters: Patience on deputy

NZ First MPs Ron Mark and Tracey Martin are refusing to discuss the party's deputy leadership.

Winston Peters says questions about NZ First's deputy will soon be made clear, urging reporters to "be patient".

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Lies Kiwis tell about ourselves

Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser are unlikely to embrace New Zealand's real status as a middling nation none too reliant on trade.

3 min ago  OPINION: If you think NZ is a small, trade-dependent nation that "punches above our weight," you need to read this.

New Zealand needs to make the protection of civilians its UN priority

3 min ago  OPINION: New Zealand should use its time in the chair of the Security Council to push for the protection of civilians.

Bill will safeguard free speech, not curtail it

Editorial: Free GP visits worth it

beehive live

Beehive Live: Just the ticket

The queue for second-chance tickets to the Super Rugby final outside Te Papa weaved for hundreds of metres.

It's all eyes online Wednesday morning, as extra tickets go on sale for the Super Rugby 

Beehive Live: Protests, mean tweets

Why have Greenpeace scaled Parliament? And do MPs have feelings too? Get all the answers right here.

One of the Southland state houses for sale under the Housing New Zealand FirstHome initiative.

Live: Selling to the Aussies

Opposition parties come out swinging as the Government looks at selling state houses to an Australian firm.

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