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  1. Editotial: The CIA files - a mixture of anxieties, preoccupations and obsessions

    01.20 / 16:37 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Mark Gilbert, the departing United States Ambassador, is keen to reassure New Zealanders that Washington does not spy on Wellington. He says CIA documents about New Zealand which this week saw the light of day came from…
  2. Tokoroa-born musician Al van der Beek to perform at Trump's inauguration

    01.19 / 21:54 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Al van der Beek was born in Tokoroa, and tomorrow, he'll be playing with his band as Donald Trump is inaugurated as the new President of the United States.Van der Beek's American classical-pop crossover group The Piano Guys…
  3. Editorial: No one held to account for Pike River

    01.19 / 17:30 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    THE emotion generated by dramatic and traumatic loss of life is a potent force.It can defy logic, it can prompt irrational acts, it can make grown men weak at the knees ... Can it open up a dangerous mine on the West…
  4. Quake-hit Christchurch homeowners lose bid to avoid costs for legal battle with Govt

    01.19 / 04:57 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    A group of uninsured homeowners in Christchurch's red zones have lost their bid to avoid costs for a legal battle with the Government.The "Quake Outcasts" will have to pay more than $50,000 to cover the costs of a legal…
  5. CIA docs from shorthand and not spying: US Ambassador

    01.19 / 01:34 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Information in CIA documents about New Zealand came from note-taking in diplomatic meetings and not spying, the US Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert says."The characterization of the US spying on New Zealand is…
  6. Inside the top secret CIA files on New Zealand - who they spied on and what they said

    01.18 / 16:26 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    An extraordinary database of CIA documents has been made available, revealing the United States' intelligence agency's history of spying on New Zealand.The database was put online this week and reveals internal Central…
  7. Andrew Little ditches the glasses as election year kicks off

    01.18 / 04:14 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Labour leader Andrew Little faced media for the first time this year without his usual spectacles - but says the new look isn't an election year make-over.Little said he used to wear contacts regularly years ago."I haven't…
  8. Political Roundup: New Zealand's obsession with inequality

    01.18 / 02:33 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Does New Zealand have an obsession with inequality? Is this a good or bad thing? And what are the solutions to inequality? If New Zealand was to have a statue at the entrance to Auckland or Wellington harbour, it would…
  9. Liddell not the only Kiwi to get top US job

    01.18 / 00:11 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    The experience of a New Zealander who served in three White House Administrations suggests Chris Liddell will have a front row seat to history while working as an assistant to Donald Trump.Peter S Watson grew up in Mt Eden and…
  10. Quake-hit farmers offered movable homes

    01.17 / 21:29 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Farmers with damaged homes from the Kaikoura earthquake will be able to apply to buy temporary housing units at a discounted rate.The twenty units are currently at the Rawhiti Domain in Christchurch, where they were used to…
  11. Jet, mansions figure in $230 million foreign trust case to be heard in Auckland court

    01.17 / 16:26 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    An Auckland courtroom will on Friday become a battleground over Manhattan penthouses and a private jet amid allegations that they are the proceeds of a globe-spanning mega-fraud.The High Court at Auckland is set down to hear a…
  12. Editorial: Should MPs be held to their 3-year contract?

    01.17 / 16:24 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    David McGee, a former Clerk of the House, has written the definitive book on parliamentary rules and practice in New Zealand. Yesterday in this paper he made an appeal for new rules to keep MPs in their seats for a full term. …
  13. Bill English puts on a good showing for New Zealand on his first European tour

    01.16 / 20:06 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Prime Minister Bill English has left Berlin on his homewards journey from Europe with some idea of why former Prime Minister John Key used to describe himself jokingly as a "junior world leader".It is a reference to New…
  14. Angela Merkel gives support for EU trade deal with New Zealand

    01.16 / 18:24 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given strong backing for the EU free trade deal with New Zealand, saying Germany would apply pressure in Brussels to hasten the talks.After meeting with PM Bill English at the Chancellery in…
  15. Two Kiwis wealthier than the poorest 30 % - Oxfam

    01.15 / 16:25 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Two New Zealanders havemore wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research by Oxfam.The finding is part of a global report on wealth inequality to be released later today by Oxfam to…
  16. Labour leader Andrew Little slams as 'cheap' Winston Peters' Pike River re-entry comments

    01.15 / 05:16 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Labour leader Andrew Little has fired back at Winston Peters over Pike River - saying Peters' comments about being among the first to re-enter the mine were "cheap".In December Peters said he would be willing to be among the…
  17. Prime Minister Bill English discusses Brexit and business in London

    01.14 / 20:49 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Prime Minister Bill English has visited the New Zealand memorial in Hyde Park after a day of Brexit meetings in London.English will leave London for Berlin tomorrow morning, and will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel…
  18. Paul Little: When in Waitangi...

    01.14 / 16:27 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    The Waitangi Day controversies are early this year, perhaps because in just a few days Jabba the President will be leader of the free world and we won't have time to think about anything else.The main controversy has been the…
  19. Claire Trevett: Bill of fare forgettable

    01.14 / 16:26 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    After his 90 minute lunch meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, all Prime Minister Bill English could remember eating at 10 Downing Street was mashed spud and "some green stuff."One thing that can be certain is it…
  20. Trolls decided I was taking pictures of Rex Tillerson's notes. I wasn't even there.

    01.13 / 19:50 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    There's a joke among Asian-Americans that people think we all look the same. That joke became my own personal Pizzagate late Wednesday: I got caught in a terrible case of mistaken identity that was exacerbated by the speed at…