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Key hints at beach contribution video

John Key says the Government could contribute to the #buythisbeachNZ campaign.

John Key not ruling out a "modest" Government contribution to public bid to buy Awaroa Inlet.

English flexes shearing muscle video

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English shearing sheep at Southern Field Days 2016.

There are some skills you just never lose.

Why Key could pull off a 4th term

The election looks likely to be held against the backdrop of a largely benign economy.

OPINION: Unless the economy takes a sour turn, the Key government may well remain an impenetrable fortress.

Obama's 'real friendship' with Key video

Mates. John Key and Barack Obama.

The US President wants to pay New Zealand a visit - it's just a case of sorting his schedule.

Deportees costing $1000 each

Corrections Minister Judith Collins said PARS has already helped more than 100 deportees to settle into New Zealand.

Costs for deportee support services are ongoing, as Government gives another $100k.

Key lauds Southland farmers video

Prime Minister John Key gets a photo with fans Huriana Ponga, 14, left, and Matilda Highfield, 14, at the Southern Field Days on Friday.

New, modern and efficient dairy conversions mean Southland is becoming more important to NZ's dairy production, John Key says.

Bridges stalls electric car policy

Transport minister Simon Bridges poses for a photo at the opening of the Vector electric charging station in Auckland on Friday.

When will the transport minister make his announcement on electric vehicles?

Conservative MP Macindoe backs flag change

Tim Macindoe, National MP for Hamilton West, hosted the debate against NZ First list MP Tracey Martin at Cafe Agora.

At least one conservative MP wants to ditch the Union Jack flag.

Keeping it classy with John Key

"Getting her point across! She sure did! Get it? Ha! Oh gee I'll get in trouble with the PC crowd for that one."

SATIRE: Pontificating from the lofty reaches of a shock-jock show.

Govt 'won't fund beach campaign'

Government minister Paula Bennett says there are no plans to kick in money to a beach crowdfunding campaign.

"It's not our intentions at this stage to put money in," Paula Bennett says.

Time to ban sunbeds

A spray tan is a safer option than a sunbed.

OPINION: This is an industry that cannot meet safety standards, Consumer NZ says.

Crusher Collins' comeback

Police Minister Judith Collins says the blame for crashes following police pursuits should fall on the drivers who flee, not police.

How to stop drivers fleeing from police? Easy, says Judith Collins. Crush their cars.

Do we need a park?

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announce a proposal for the Marlborough Sounds to be turned into a recreational fishing park last month.

Not everyone agreed with Minister for the Environment Nick Smith at a Blenheim public meeting.

PM says no to Peters' wager

NZ First leader Winston Peters says John Key needs to stop talking "blatant untruths''.

John Key turns down a $100,000 challenge to find a photo of Winston Peters fishing in Northland.

'I care about NZ too, Mr Joyce'

Labour leader Andrew Little argues that Steven Joyce is wrong.

OPINION: Labour leader Andrew Little responds to Steve Joyce's open letter to TPP protestors.

A protester's open letter to Joyce video

Green MP Kennedy Graham says he's not protesting but refuting Government policy.

OPINION: Government minister Steven Joyce wrote an open letter to TPP protestors. And now he's copped one back from an MP on the protest front line.

Collins not budging on police pursuits

Police Minister Judith Collins says it was speeding, not a police pursuit, that landed three people in hospital.

Baby injured because of speeding, not police pursuit, says Judith Collins.

Colin Craig turns home builder

Businessman and former politician Colin Craig hopes to do more affordable housing developments.

Ex-Conservatives leader Colin Craig wants to build affordable homes to ease Auckland's housing crisis.

Refugee 'safety concerns' slammed

Syrian children who arrived at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland last month.

Govt decision not to send refugees to Napier and Hastings due to "community safety" concerns outrages Hawke's Bay mayors.

No word over foreign buyer issue

Labour trade spokesman David Clark pressed TPP negotiators over right to ban foreign house buyers.

Chief trade negotiator keeps mum on whether NZ sought the right to ban foreign buyers of residential property under TPP.

Climate change scientists axed

Farm animals produce more greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand than cars.

Sixteen AgResearch staff laid off after funding-induced restructure, government reveals.

Winston Peters blocked from bus

NZ First leader Winston Peters says the decision to bar him from the bus was "appalling and disgraceful decision-making".

Health and safety, not a political conspiracy, put the brakes on NZ First leader's trip, officials say.

SkyCity hits jackpot

10082015. Business. Photo: Supplied 
SkyCity casino's gaming floor.

Casino operator quickly profits from extra gaming machines under government deal.

'Environmental disaster waiting to happen'

Tuna, cleaned, inspected, ready to be packed and shipped. The US may be buying their tuna in bulk from Asia.

Government hopes the US and Pacific nations can come to an agreement on fishing rights.

Axe over Stockton Mine

Solid Energy's coal-handling facility at Ngakawau, north of Westport, which services Stockton Mine.

Solid Energy says its West Coast mine is still losing money and it's looking at its closure.

Three-strikes burglary bill blocked

ACT leader David Seymour has attempted to introduce a three-strikes bill for burglary. Labour and Green MPs blocked it.

MPs pan ACT bill that would see any burglar convicted for their third offence face a mandatory jail sentence.

Easter trading solution panned video

Wellington City Council are calling for a national ruling for all councils.

New Easter shop rules get support, but bylaws needed to make them work make it "costly" and "complicated".

NZDF advice poor: Minister scorecard

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee wasn't satisfied with the advice being given by officials at the New Zealand Defence Force.

Poor scorecard for NZDF officials from Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, who rated their advice.

Let's make Waitangi Day a National Day of Shame

On a National Day of Shame everyone who is unhappy with the state of affairs and the right wing Government can descend on the Te Tii Marae to vent their spleens.

OPINION: A toilet roll, a pair of underpants, a packet of gingernuts or custard square sailing at a politician will send a message.

Vandals target MP's office

Michael Woodhouse's Dunedin electorate office was covered in graffiti over Waitangi weekend.

Vandals attack a third cabinet minister's electorate office, this time in Dunedin.

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