Are lefties nicer?

Left-wing stalwart John Minto - a better human being?

OPINION: We think of politically left-wing people as kinder and nicer. Why the stereotype?

Garner: Labour's honeymoon is over

Duncan Garner: "The gloss came off the Labour Party this week."

OPINION: The golden glow and constant smile were never going to survive an alleged sex scandal.

Below the beltway

This week in politics was more down than up thanks to the sexual assault allegations.

This week saw more downs than ups in politics thanks largely to the alleged sexual assaults at a Labour event.

Has Labour learnt nothing?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern fronts the media over sexual assault allegations at a Young Labour summer camp last month. ...

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern's political capital will not be limitless.

Calls to widen spy probe video

Greenpeace says its staff and volunteers were spied on by spy agency TCIL.

Simon Bridges was minister when MBIE allegedly paid spy agency to spy on Greenpeace.

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OPINION: A capital gains tax and a wealth tax would require very different 'sells'.

Rototuna: 'Let's do it guys'

Images of a proposed community hub in Rototuna. The project would cost $18 million over three years.

The community hub would include a library, a swimming pool and a public square.

Spying probe: Investigator named

Doug Martin, pictured here in 2013, will probe Southern Response and its security contractor, Thompson and Clark over ...

Doug Martin will lead an investigation into Crown-owned insurer Southern Response'sĀ use of private investigators.

'Boozy functions' not unique to Labour

National Party member and life member of the Young Nats, David Farrar, says over-indulgence at youth events isn't ...

Long-time National Party member David Farrar says all youth wings have their share of "boozy over-indulgence".

Toughen up on sea killers

Supermarkets pulling away from plastic bags is a good start, but the Government needs to insist food and hardware ...

The government needs to insist all food and hardware companies use recyclable packaging.

'I'd rip their throats out'

Judith Collins says a "culture of secrecy" breeds abusive and coercive behaviour.

National's Judith Collins slams the Labour Party for keeping alleged sex assaults from parents.

Inquiry into Afghanistan essential

Authors Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson launch their book Hit & Run in Wellington in 2017.

OPINION: An inquiry is needed into an SAS raid on two Afghanistan villages in which it is alleged six civilians were killed, including a young child.

Mark defends chopper trip video

Defence Minister Ron Mark says he is "acutely aware of perception when taking NZDF flights".

National says Ron Mark's use of NZDF flights is 'incredibly inappropriate' and costing the taxpayer.

Q+A: Russia and poisoning video

Putin was always going to win this weekend's election. So why bother causing an international incident just before the ...

Putin was always going to win this weekend's election. So why bother causing an international incident just before the World Cup?

Iwi: National's outcry wrong

The former Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson has been called out by an Auckland-based hapu for getting his ...

Auckland-based hapu say they were consulted on America's Cup base, despite claims to the contrary from National.

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Peters' Russian weakness video

Winston Peters' position on Russia has caused confusion within the diplomatic community.

OPINION: The deputy prime minister's position on Russia still causes problems.

Where's Labour's president?

OPINION: Nigel Haworth, due to talk this afternoon, has been invisible during party's sex assault allegations debacle.

Labour gets it all wrong

Bennett: Labour's blame game

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