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Work, wages revamp planned

David Cunliffe Labour is planning a "fair workplace commission" to lift the lid on workers' pay and conditions.

Oil exec junket needed: Govt

Simon Bridges 7:42am Government defends spending of taxpayer money to wine and dine oil executives during the Rugby World Cup in bid to attract business.

Call to up housing benefits

houses Human Rights Commission calls on Govt to sort out Christchurch's 'inadequate' housing.

Today in politics

beehive parliament MP Trevor Mallard wants the powerful finance and expenditure parliamentary committee to be chaired by a senior Opposition MP.

Internet Mana leader to take on Key

Laila Harre Internet Mana leader Laila Harre will take on Prime Minister John Key in the Helensville electorate.

Opinion poll

Would you cast a tactical vote against your preferred party?

Yes, whatever it takes for the right result

No, what are we without principles?

Grudgingly, but coat-tailing must go

Vote Result

Related story: Fringe parties look for deals

Will you vote in this election?

voting strap Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.

Key coup de grace for Craig

With opinion polls placing National well clear of 50 per cent, Key judged he needn't risk having Colin Craig on board.

Key squashes speculation

Transparency when it suits

Low voter turnout likely

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

Cunliffe a Labour liability

Labour would get an immediate lift in the polls if it dumped leader David Cunliffe, a new poll suggests. | Poll graphics

Labour's poll woe deepens

Tax cuts not high on priorities

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.

Imagine this for your child

school Imagine arriving for school and knowing that other parents disapprove of your presence.

Politicians, go back to school

Politicians need a lesson in education from the coal-face with teachers, Carly Avery writes.

The school of politics

Legal highs have got to go

Will you vote in this election?

Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.