Plans to extend paua ban in Kaikoura

The Kaikoura quake stranded paua and other shellfish above the high-tide line, causing still-unknown amounts of damage ...

3:01 PM  The MPI is seeking public feedback on a plan to extend a ban on shellfish harvesting on the Kaikoura coastline.

Eagle confirms Rongotai run

Deputy Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle is going to run on the Labour ticket in Rongotai for the general election.

2:38 PM  Wellington's recently appoint deputy mayor is now having a tilt at Parliament.

Nelson facing costly by-election

Matt Lawrey has been selected as the Green Party's Nelson candidate.

Nelson could be facing an $80,000 byelection if two councillors buzz off to the Beehive.

Boyack chosen as Labour candidate

FIRST Union organiser and Labour candidate Rachel Boyack.

Rachel Boyack has been selected as Nelson's Labour Party candidate for the 2017 General Election.

Diesel move in NZ's best interests

A KiwiRail diesel locomotive.

Opinion: Environmental implications were top of mind for KiwiRail when considering whether to use more diesel locomotives on the North Island main trunk line.

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A descent into poverty video

"I just go out and get what I need - about $40 a day for cigarettes and food for me and my friend," says Wellington ...

They say they have no choice, but what drives people to ask strangers for money on the street?

Walkers want ethical pants

Nordic walking

Are ethical exercise pants too much to ask?

Political showdown on the water

Labour Party MP's Meka Whaitiri and Louisa Wall competing at the 2017 Waka Ama Sprint Nationals.

Labour's up the river without a paddle at the Waka Ama champs.

Top dog gives out orders video

Statistics Minister and former police dog handler Mark Mitchell watches on as eight-year-old Ike jumps through hoops.

Mark Mitchell is new to making demands as a minister - but he knows how to boss dogs around.

Super-rich pay miserly tax

Just two men, Graeme Hart and Richard Chandler, are worth the same as the poorest 30 per cent of the adult Kiwi ...

OPINION: The super-rich are not paying their fair share of tax as wealthiest NZers declare incomes less than $70,000.

Treaty deal 'more than just writing out a cheque'

Chris Finlayson was the first Minister in almost 100 years to step foot on Ngati Maru's marae.

It has been close to a century since a Minister of the Crown visited a small Taranaki iwi. On Tuesday, that all changed.

Refugee eyes seat in Parliament

Golriz Ghahraman, an Auckland based barrister who came from Iran in 1990 is aiming to be New Zealand's first refugee MP.

From Iran to Wellington's House of Representatives?

Faafoi frets no more

Labour MP Kris Faafoi...

Playing guitar means you're always busy at parties, but it's a great way to relax, Labour MP Kris Faafoi says.

The truth about inequality in NZ

Where NZ sits for income inequality.

Never mind the politics, what are the hard numbers on inequality in New Zealand?

Labour, Greens team up

The event, which would take place in Auckland on January 29, was an example of the closer working relationship between ...

The two left-wing parties will host a joint "state of the nation" event for the first time.

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Diesel move in NZ's best interests

A KiwiRail diesel locomotive.

Opinion: Environmental implications were top of mind for KiwiRail when considering whether to use more diesel locomotives on the North Island main trunk line.

Editorial: Welcome noises on trade

OPINION: Out of an international environment of deepening nationalism and insularity, New Zealand might win greater links to some of its biggest trading partners.

Super-rich pay miserly tax

Neoliberalism: What's in a name?

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