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Politics

Nats milking Housing NZ: Labour

NZ house, real estate, property Labour has accused the Government of using Housing NZ as a "cash cow" by demanding dividends of almost $500 million.

Axe falls on EECA staff

Mike Underhill The state agency responsible for boosting energy savings is shedding 20 per cent of its staff.

Rebuild tensions bubbling

Christchurch construction Earthquake recovery minister hits back at claims the Government is holding back the rebuild.

No minimum price

booze Minimum pricing on alcohol will not get the green light, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

ComCom forces probe co-operation

Countdown Watchdog uses law to gather evidence into Countdown's alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

Opinion poll

Has the resignation of Shane Jones affected Labour's election chances?

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Vote Result

Related story: Show goes on without Shane - Cunliffe

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

Departure screams party 'crisis'

Vernon Small Disarray. There is no other word to describe the mess the Labour Party plunged into last night.

Sales a case of opportunity lost

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

Mentor approach raises questions

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

He was not Labour's messiah

Shane Jone's departure was perhaps the killer punch to Labour's chances of an unlikely election win.

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.

Election issues: I'm at a loss

voting I am really not sure whether I have the heart to vote anymore.

Why I'll be voting National

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

A National Greens conundrum

Changes to tax system key

The right to choose religion

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