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  1. Peter Dunne's Ohariu seat could be crucial if the election is close

    02.27 / 08:01 - Politics
    OPINION: Youngsters might find this hard to believe, but New Zealand has not always produced reliable, world-beating rugby teams. We children of the late nineties and early two-thousands will always bear the scars of growing up in an era where the All Blacks were consistent…
  2. Labour won't win a 'change' election by looking the same

    02.27 / 06:15 - Politics
    OPINION: The best advice is free they say. And there is never any shortage of it when you are leader of the…
  3. Bill English says employers are regularly telling him that Kiwis can't pass drug tests

    02.27 / 05:07 - Politics
    Prime Minister Bill English is blaming Kiwis inability to pass a workplace drug test as one of the reasons why overseas workers are …
  4. Labour's David Parker calls for 'swimmable' test to reflect when and where you take a dip

    02.27 / 02:24 - Politics
    On Friday, Environment Minister Nick Smith sat down with Vernon Small to defend his water quality policy that aims to see 90 per cent of our rivers and streams "swimmable" by 2040.   Today, Labour's spokesman David Parker answers questions about his sta…
  5. Bill English downplays high demand for emergency housing grants

    02.26 / 20:35 - Politics
    Prime Minister Bill English has downplayed a surge in demand for emergency housing grants, saying the government support is "flushing out" Kiwis in need of…
  6. Chris Trotter: Labour's future has a single name

    02.26 / 19:54 - Politics
    OPINION: "Jacinda" was the only name on Labour's by-election billboards. Andrew Little will have noted that. When the electorate starts identifying politicians by their given name – "Rob", "Winston", "Helen" – it signals a significant up-tick in political familiarity. It's easy to vote for a candidate who requires no second name. "Jacinda" has acquired a winning ring…