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Politics

'I'm going to let people in'

David Cunliffe The story the Labour leader is "tricky" is driven by National. His oldest friends see another man.

Hope for Kiwi expats in Oz

John Key and Joe Hockey Australia’s tough talking Treasurer Joe Hockey is signalling he may be willing to bend on the rights of Kiwi expats across the Tasman.

'Canterbury first' irks Aussies

Construction, contractors, rebuild 6:41am Australian businesses complain they are being shut out of the Christchurch rebuild.

Mayors pushed for legal high ban

Legal high Nationwide mayoral revolt against legal highs put immense pressure on the Govt to ban the drugs outright, newly released documents show.

Today in politics: Wednesday, July 23

Paperwork Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the dumping of a law that limits the sum family members can be paid for caring for disabled loved ones.

Opinion poll

Should David Cunliffe take a family holiday two months out from the election?

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Related story: I'm working my butt off - Cunliffe

Leaders refreshed

John Key Whether it was 10 days basking in Hawaii or three days shivering in Central Otago, John Key and David Cunliffe have been energised by breaks.

Key wins soundbite battle

National wins headline war with plan to invite everyone to gripe about council rules. | Stupid rules | Slush fund | 'No flimflam'

Politics stirs dirty water issue

The secret diary of David Cunliffe

Low voter turnout likely

voting Which party stands to lose the most from a low voter turnout at the polls?

Cunliffe a Labour liability

Labour would get an immediate lift in the polls if it dumped leader David Cunliffe, a new poll suggests. | Poll graphics

Labour's poll woe deepens

Tax cuts not high on priorities

Support for minor parties drops

Dunne, Peters and Craig celebrate milestones but there's little else to cheer about.

Builder applauds duties drop

Brent Mettrick One of Canterbury's biggest builders says it will take up to a year until changes translate into customer savings.

English: High dollar cities' fault

Finance Minister points the finger at Chch and Auckland for high interest rates and dollar.

Welfare spending drops $1b

A welcome surplus - time now to look ahead

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

"Another avenue to accountability" for CTV collapse gone after its designer escaped disciplinary hearing, victim's father says.

Politicians, go back to school

Teaching, teacher, whiteboard Politicians need a lesson in education from the coal-face with teachers, Carly Avery writes.

The school of politics

What do you think needs to be done to improve the educational standards of young Kiwis?

Legal highs have got to go

Three problems with housing

Imagine this for your child

Imagine arriving for school and knowing that other parents disapprove of your presence.