SAS claims: What we know - and don't

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson at the launch of their new book.

EXPLAINER: First the civilian deaths, now claims of torture and war crimes overshadow NZ's conduct in Afghanistan.

Family of killed soldier back NZDF video

New Zealand soldier Lt. Timothy O'Donnell was killed in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2010. (FILE)

Relatives of killed soldier Tim O'Donnell say they're upset by allegations in Hager's book.

Labour-Greens set Budget rules video

Green co-leader James Shaw has signed up with Labour on joint Budget spending limits.

Labour and the Greens agree on tight Budget rules, but unions call for move spending.

Education minister warms to teacher aides

Education Minister Hekia Parata says funding has gone up this year for schools.

Hekia Parata wades into an argument with education union, saying they are wrong about funding.

Seymour talks death and taxes

ACT leader David Seymour talks about death and taxes at the Palmerston North Lunch Club.

ACT leader David Seymour tries bridging the generation gap.

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PM stands by Defence Force

Prime Minister Bill English is still not rushing into an inquiry on whether civilians were killed in the 2010 SAS raid. ...

Prime Minister Bill English is backing Defence Force claims that civilians weren't killed in an SAS raid.

Afghan villagers engage NZ lawyer

Three-year-old Fatima was one of six civilians killed during the SAS raid, according to the book Hit and Run.

Afghan villagers have engaged a human rights lawyer over an SAS raid they believe killed six in their community.

Below the Beltway: Winners and losers

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson have raised legitimate questions about a deadly Afghanistan raid led by the SAS in 2010.

Who's up and who's down from the week in politics?

Working man to take on standing MP

Ala' Al-Bustanji has thrown his hat into the ring as Labour's Taupo Electorate candidate.

Ala' Al-Bustanji is taking on Louise Upston in Taupo this election.

Editorial: NZ needs a climate change plan

New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the OECD, a new report says.

OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.

A world without Down syndrome?

Mike Sullivan, founder of Saving Down Syndrome, with his daughter Rebecca.

OPINION: A 'decriminalisation' of abortion law would send a highly discriminatory message towards the community of people with disabilities.

NZ shouldn't decriminalise abortion

Abortion

OPINION: Denial of the humanity and right to life of the unborn is a threat to the right to life of every citizen.

ORC vacancy following death

Otago regional councillor and respected scientist Maggie Lawton who died in March from cancer.

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the ORC created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton.

Councillors halt water plan change

The Otago Regional Council's proposed plan change looking at how much water is taken from small tributaries has been halted.

Otago regional councillors have put a halt to the development of a new water plan for the region.

'Not rushing into' SAS inquiry video

Bill English responds to claims that the NZDF engaged in mis-conduct on a raid in Afghanistan.

"There isn't any substantiated evidence that [civilians died]," the Prime Minister said.

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Editorial: NZ needs a climate change plan

New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the OECD, a new report says.

OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.

A world without Down syndrome?

OPINION: A 'decriminalisation' of abortion law would send a highly discriminatory message towards the community of people with disabilities.

NZ shouldn't decriminalise abortion

Battle for Wellington Central

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