Politics

Key misled Parliament

Prime Minister John Key says he misled Parliament earlier today about his contact with WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater.

Labour president quits

Labour is looking for a new president after Moira Coatsworth confirmed will stand down in mid-December.

'No dirt has stuck to my office'

Reports confirm deep links between National and blogger - and implicate top former spook.

Spy watchdog queries info

Spy watchdog issues a "please explain" to Labour MP Phil Goff over why aspects of her report were given to reporters.

Live: Spies and flags

Bill giving spies new powers sent to select committee last night, just hours after urgent debate on past activities of the SIS.

Modern NZ needs flag for all

For Len Wicks, there are several absolute requirements for a flag to represent modern New Zealand.

Reasons for change

I don't often agree with John Key, but he's got it right here. We need a new flag.

A flag that's 'bold and fresh'

'Killing is not the answer'

Key ignores the obvious

John Key took aim squarely at his own foot and fired at will.

Keeping Key's hands clean

Prime Minister John Key has interpreted two reports as showing he was above 'dirty politics'. They do not.

Shameful rape culture ridiculous

Time to prove himself

Planet Key - reality's 'contested'

To say the Opposition was busting a gut yesterday would not be underselling the proposition.

National back on track

John Key National's popularity soars after Judith Collins' exit, putting it on course for huge victory. | All over bar the shouting | Full poll results

National drops, Labour up in poll

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters. | Possible coalitions | Poll results

National's $8m oil and gas plans

Fight over the middle ground

Don't split vote, National warns

National is urging its supporters not to split their vote as our latest poll confirms the minor parties are on the rise. | Full poll results

Election 2014: Talking tech

Six parties outline their digital strategies in interviews with NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker.

Nats take axe to benefits

The National Party says it will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent if re-elected to government.

Election 2014: Maori matters

Election 2014: Immigration

Party views on state housing

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

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