Wipe slate clean

Gay marriage

People convicted of homosexuality, before it was made legal in 1986, could have their criminal records wiped.

Right to smoko goes

Mug of tea Workplace reform law, including removal of statutory right to meal breaks and smokos, is passed by MPs.

Today in politics

John Key PM has no plans to tell police the name of the alleged person behind the hacked emails in Nicky Hager's book.

Support needed for sex assault cases

Justice minister says there is room to improve how justice system deals with sexual assault allegations.

'Barking mad' idea

GREEN MP: Steffan Browning. PM calls Green Party MP's suggestion to treat Ebola with homeopathy "barking mad".

Three ways to safer roads

Speedometer Enforcing a lower speed tolerance only adds to the frustrations for drivers, Jimmy Ryan writes.

This is how to stop poverty

We produce the basic needs to eliminate poverty, but focusing on exports doesn't leave enough.

Why road tolls must be paid

Ways for Labour to win

The creeping social housing crisis

National's social housing policy is ripe for accusations of privatisation by stealth and abandonment of govt's social obligations.

No regrets from Peters

Long considered one of Parliament’s snazzier dressers, there is one style Winston Peters has never found becoming – the hair shirt.

Focussing the message

PM only when he wants to be

Secret diary of David Seymour

I give my maiden speech at Parliament tomorrow. Exciting!

National back on track

John Key National's popularity soars after Judith Collins' exit, putting it on course for huge victory. | All over bar the shouting | Full poll results

National drops, Labour up in poll

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters. | Possible coalitions | Poll results

National's $8m oil and gas plans

Fight over the middle ground

Don't split vote, National warns

National is urging its supporters not to split their vote as our latest poll confirms the minor parties are on the rise. | Full poll results

Election 2014: Talking tech

Six parties outline their digital strategies in interviews with NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker.

Nats take axe to benefits

The National Party says it will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent if re-elected to government.

Election 2014: Maori matters

Election 2014: Immigration

Party views on state housing

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

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