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.

4:02 PM  From Iran to Wellington's House of Representatives?

Faafoi frets no more

Labour MP Kris Faafoi...

3:50 PM  Playing guitar means you're always busy at parties, but it's a great way to relax, Labour MP Kris Faafoi says.

Myths mask medieval tax system

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

OPINION: Former Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto says the super-rich are not paying their fair share.

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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Booze ads already tightly controlled

Does alcohol brand advertising, like the Heineken sign during the 2011 Rugby World Cup semifinal, fuel under-age drinking?

Alcohol should be allowed to be advertised in support of professional sport's viability, writes Mike Yardley.

Scrapping electric trains shortsighted

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says he supports Kiwirail's decision to scrap electric trains from the North Island ...

OPINION: Considering the urgent need for action on climate change, can it really be wise to bet on diesel trains?

Bill English's 'Think Big'?

Taranaki's Waitara Valley methanol plant was a Think Big project built under the Muldoon era  'fast-track' National ...

OPINION: Will the new PM's plan to help the vulnerable be undermined by ideological hostility, asks Chris Trotter.

English hopes to revive TPP

Prime Minister Bill English meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

PM wants the agreement to go ahead, even without the US, and he's keen for a quick EU trade deal, too.

Ban on microbeads likely video

Plastic microbeads isolated from face and body scrubs.

Government moves towards ban on microbeads in products like bodywash and toothpaste.

Police overstep privacy rules

Shannon Parker laid a complaint over the way police request information from people.

Police have agreed to change the way they request personal information from companies following privacy concerns.

Little joins Pike River picket

Labour leader Andrew Little says a third report on whether it's safe to re-enter Pike River would settle it.

Andrew Little travelling to Pike River following Winston Peters' sledging of his position.

Little opts for list over Rongotai seat

Labour Deputty Leader Annette King and the front runner to replace her in the Rongotai seat, Wellington Deputy Mayor ...

Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle handed inside running for Labour in Rongotai seat.

NZ wealth inequality greater than imagined

Richard Chandler, Graeme Hart

Kiwis are worse off in wealth inequality than across the Tasman, new data shows.

Parliament's culinary connoisseur

National MP Paul Foster-Bell says Moroccan chicken or a Thai chicken salad are his go-to dishes over summer.

Paul Foster-Bell says cooking is his chance to reflect and experiment.

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Myths mask medieval tax system

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

OPINION: Former Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto says the super-rich are not paying their fair share.

Neoliberalism: What's in a name?

So what is a neoliberal anyway, asks Liam Hehir.

Booze ads already tightly controlled

Scrapping electric trains shortsighted

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