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Battle ends with $70m settlement

Treaty of Waitangi Ngati Toa's treaty settlement gives the iwi $70 million and the right to buy landmark properties.

Cunliffe goes to Samoan service

David Cunliffe Labour leader David Cunliffe attended a Samoan church service last night, as the party ramps up its efforts to woo the Pasifika vote.

New role for criticised diplomat

pm A diplomat criticised for fostering an environment of 'leaking' has a new role in the Ministry of Justice.

MP plans subcontractor help

Clayton Cosgrove Labour will seek a law change to help subcontractors caught up in big construction firm failures.

Today in Politics: April 21

Judith Collins The Green Party is proposing a new ''ministerial disclosure regime'' in the wake of the Oravida scandal involving National's Judith Collins.

Opinion poll

A "fat tax" on sugary drinks is:

A good idea

A bad idea

Vote Result

Related story: PM rejects 'fat tax'

The battleground: housing

Colin The Government is taking a kicking over housing affordability and it knows it.

Bunsen and Beaker

So it's David and David - arguably the two cleverest men in Parliament.

If Cunliffe wins

Cunliffe is top dog

Sales a case of opportunity lost

Sharemarket After all the angst, National has effectively put any major sales of state-owned companies on ice for a generation.

Mentor approach raises questions

The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

Key perfects image of everyman

Beneficiary bashing just too easy

National wants us to focus on the lazy stereotype of dole bludgers, writes Colin Espiner.

Act elects new deputy leader

Kenneth Wang Man who "personifies Act's values of freedom and enterprise" elected by party board as deputy leader.

Greens open to Mana talks

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says they are open to talks with the Mana Party but that any electorate deals are unlikely.

Zaoui lawyer works with Cunliffe

Les Mills boss takes on Nats

Labour would ban fast trucks

Labour pledges to cut trailer and caravan regos and ban trucks from the fast lane - but National says it's a joke.

Why I'll be voting National

John Key It's working under National and the others have no clue where they would go if they won.

A National Greens conundrum

If only a Green-National alliance was viable - that would keep our current leaders more honest.

Changes to tax system key

A vote for our future

The right to choose religion

Religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and guardians, not public schools, Luella Wheeler says.