NZ security clampdown

Pomp and ceremony as Parliament officially opens.

Parliament tightens security in wake of shooting at Canada's parliament in Ottawa today.

NZ ready if Ebola strikes: Coleman

stethoscope Risk of the disease reaching NZ is remote, but we should be prepared for the worst, minister says.

Thanks for the chocolate fish

chocolate fish If you're PM, what do you give the woman who has everything - including a plum job in New York?

Unnatural selection

David Parker leadership race OPINION: It's becoming clear that Labour's leadership selection process may be adding to its long list of woes.

Nats persist with new labour law

MPs in Parliament National has quickly pushed ahead with controversial changes to employment law.

Who is the Opposition?

Peters Can Labour compete with the Greens and NZ First, both hungry for more parliamentary presence?

Who should lead Labour?

There are four candidates in the running to be the next Labour leader, but who's got what it takes?

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

A flag to portray NZ heritage

Focussing the message

Tracy Watkins Labour Party rank and file know what impresses them in leadership race may not impress voters.

Opening is about symbolism

Credit where it's due, our politicians certainly got into the spirit of pomp and pageantry that marks the opening of Parliament.

Parliament's deja vu

Gruesome overtones subdue

PM only when he wants to be

Prime Minister John Key apparently morphed into "the leader of the National Party" the minute he heard Cameron Slater's voice.

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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