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Politics

Alcohol limits to be cut

alcohol generic Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Ministry chief's flying visits

taxi xs Taxpayers are stumping up for Pacific Island Affairs boss Pauline Winter to travel between Wellington and Auckland most weekends.

'Billions' to save dolphin

Maui dolphins A Green Party policy to protect Maui's dolphins could cost Taranaki thousands of jobs and billions of dollars, the Conservation Minister says.

'Gliding On' only option in fiasco

novopay OPINION: Have taxpayers just bought themselves a dog? Probably.

When small fry flounder

Winston Peters OPINION: It's not easy being a minor party... unless by some stroke of luck you are Winston Peters and sit on the fulcrum of power.

Opinion poll

Would you cast a tactical vote against your preferred party?

Yes, whatever it takes for the right result

No, what are we without principles?

Grudgingly, but coat-tailing must go

Vote Result

Related story: Fringe parties look for deals

When small fry flounder

Winston Peters It's not easy being a minor party... unless by some stroke of luck you are Winston Peters and sit on the fulcrum of power.

'Gliding On' only option in fiasco

Have taxpayers just bought themselves a dog? Probably.

Ryall's colleagues tie one on

Will you vote in this election?

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.

Don't vote, can complain

dont vote strap When 10 per cent of the population doesn't vote, it's apathy. But you can't dismiss 30 per cent.

Privacy wins over right to vote

The very freedom I am supposed to be voting for is taken away from me by the intrusion into my privacy.

Imagine this for your child

Politicians, go back to school

Will you vote in this election?

Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.