Sir Yeah Nah cracks open a few tinnies

SATIRE: "I thought I was pretty relaxed, but I didn't know meaning of pretty relaxed 'til I took a walkabout in the great Australian countryside."

Christchurch Central, the unlikely swing seat

National MP Nicky Wagner has held the Christchurch Central seat for two terms, breaking Labour's grip on the electorate.

Is Christchurch's urban electorate really a Labour stronghold, just flirting with the other side?

Momentum with Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters is pulling out all his old trusty policies and tricks in his bid to secure the leverage ...

OPINION: In the dance of the desperates, Winston Peters is whirling the fastest.

Below the Beltway

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei took a big risk in revealing she lied to social welfare when she was a young solo mother.

A heated week in politics, despite the House being in recess.

Turei: Mad, bad or bold?

Metiria Turei said she had to cheat on the DPB to feed her child.

OPINION: Greens co-leader gets praise for coming out as a DPB cheat - but what about all the women who fed their children on less?

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Morgan looks at Epsom run

Gareth Morgan, leader of The Opportunities Party, is considering a run in Epsom.

Gareth Morgan is considering whether to make a run in the Auckland seat of Epsom this election.

Labour calls in foreign aid

Michael Greenhough and David Burch are staying with New Plymouth Labour candidate Corie Haddock and said they are ...

Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.

NZ homelessness 'world's worst'

Homelessness doesn't always look like this.

Rate of Kiwis without a home the "worst in the world" as Government continues to put up families in motels.

Labour: 'No more national standards'

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Labour has kept a promise to scrap national standards and review NCEA in its education manifesto.

Anti-mining edge sharpened

The Kopu Hikuai Road, near Thames, is where high-level protections on Coromandel DOC land ends.

Coromandel MP dismisses petition as election year noise.

Second meth clean-up at complex

The Housing NZ Gloucester St unit being decontaminated for methamphetamine has been stripped of carpet.

Chch complex has one resident questioning HNZ's tenancy management, claiming negligence is creating a "ghetto-like environment".

Stewart Island heritage gets $1m

An artist's impression of the Rakiura Heritage Centre. The centre has received, over $1 million in Government funding to ...

The Government is to commit $1.08m to the Rakiura Heritage Centre Trust.

Country folk welcome refugees

New Zealand punches well below its weight when it comes to taking refugees.

David Hay running for TOP

David Hay: "The Greens have been around 27 years and never been in Government. You've got to ask yourself what you're ...

He was kicked out of the Greens and came seventh in the race for Auckland mayor. Now he's joining Gareth Morgan.

Turei's middle-class hand wringing

Hands up if you are a welfare fraudster.

OPINION: Metiria Turei's benefit fraud disclosure shows lot of middle-class hand-wringing about a social group from which she is completely divorced.

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Sir Yeah Nah cracks open a few tinnies

SATIRE: "I thought I was pretty relaxed, but I didn't know meaning of pretty relaxed 'til I took a walkabout in the great Australian countryside."

Momentum with Peters

OPINION: In the dance of the desperates, Winston Peters is whirling the fastest.

Turei: Mad, bad or bold?

Turei's middle-class hand wringing

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