Lawrey wins Green Party Nelson candidacy

Matt Lawrey has been selected as the Green Party's Nelson candidate.

18 min ago  Nelson City councillor Matt Lawrey will take on Nick Smith after winning the Green Party's Nelson candidacy.

Coughlan eyes Wellington seat

Jo Coughlan is a former Wellington councillor and was Sir Don McKinnon's press secretary when he was foreign affairs ...

11:42 AM  Failed Wellington mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan is contemplating a parliamentary career.

Labour, Greens team up

The event, which would take place in Auckland on January 29, was an example of the closer working relationship between ...

11:31 AM  The two left-wing parties will host a joint "state of the nation" event for the first time ever.

Neoliberalism: What's in a name?

Labour leader Andrew Little knows better than to use idealogical terms such as "neoliberalism" when speaking to the press.

So what is a neoliberal anyway, asks Liam Hehir.

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.

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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.

Auckland councillor eyes MP's seat

Denise Lee says the last local board election results proves that she is a good representative of the people.

Winning the majority vote for her second term as Maungakiekie-Tamaki Councillor has made Denise Lee confident of an MP nomination.

PM to head to Ratana early

Prime Minister Bill English continues his break with tradition by attending Ratana a day earlier than other political ...

The Prime Minister will have his own day at Ratana ahead of other political leaders.

Ball still in play

New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball plans to have another crack at the Palmerston North seat in this year's election.

NZ First's Darroch Ball plans to run for the Palmerston North seat in this year's election.

Illicit tobacco: A $10 million issue?

A bale of kiln-dried tobacco at R & S King's tobacco factory in Christchurch.

If the growing supply of black market tobacco spirals, it could end up costing the Government millions.

MP no one-man band

Reti performs at the opening of Te Kakano, part of Whangarei's Hundertwasser art centre.

A family musical performance is always on the cards with National MP Shane Reti.

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Neoliberalism: What's in a name?

Labour leader Andrew Little knows better than to use idealogical terms such as "neoliberalism" when speaking to the press.

So what is a neoliberal anyway, asks Liam Hehir.

Booze ads already tightly controlled

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

Scrapping electric trains shortsighted

Bill English's 'Think Big'?

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