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Politics

Australia takes cue from NZ

winz 5:03pm Australian minister wants a "good look" at NZ-inspired ideas for reforming disability pensions.

Chasing churchmen

labour hopeful jerome mika Candidates are trying to engage Polynesian voters in an attempt to win three crucial South Auckland seats.

New Zealand 'dodged a bullet'

deborah coddington A former colleague of Don Brash has slammed him as a racist and a chauvinist.

Minister bursts bubble

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce The Government is playing down predictions published by powerful US magazine Forbes that New Zealand is on the path to economic disaster.

Shop around for new law

easter bun OPINION: NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.

Opinion poll

A "fat tax" on sugary drinks is:

A good idea

A bad idea

Vote Result

Related story: PM rejects 'fat tax'

The battleground: housing

Colin The Government is taking a kicking over housing affordability and it knows it.

Bunsen and Beaker

So it's David and David - arguably the two cleverest men in Parliament.

If Cunliffe wins

Cunliffe is top dog

Sales a case of opportunity lost

Sharemarket After all the angst, National has effectively put any major sales of state-owned companies on ice for a generation.

Mentor approach raises questions

The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

Key perfects image of everyman

Beneficiary bashing just too easy

National wants us to focus on the lazy stereotype of dole bludgers, writes Colin Espiner.

Act elects new deputy leader

Kenneth Wang Man who "personifies Act's values of freedom and enterprise" elected by party board as deputy leader.

Greens open to Mana talks

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says they are open to talks with the Mana Party but that any electorate deals are unlikely.

Zaoui lawyer works with Cunliffe

Les Mills boss takes on Nats

Labour would ban fast trucks

Labour pledges to cut trailer and caravan regos and ban trucks from the fast lane - but National says it's a joke.

A National Greens conundrum

pm If only a Green-National alliance was viable - that would keep our current leaders more honest.

Changes to tax system key

It's hard to narrow an election down to one issue, but on the whole it's mostly about tax.

A vote for our future

Let's talk about tax

The right to choose religion

Religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and guardians, not public schools, Luella Wheeler says.