:  The last photo oppurtunity; in a supermarket on the Thursday before the Mt Roskill by-election. He resigned on the Monday.H

John Key's very different childhood

Today is John Key’s last day in Parliament. Key is 56 and has been in Parliament since 2002. By New Zealand standards he is both young for a former Prime Minister and has had a relatively short-lived term…
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:  Standing room only in Clive for Andrew Little's address

Little moves Labour to the centre

Labour Leader Andrew Little is now clearly steering his party to the centre of New Zealand politics. On Friday night in Clive with the new deputy, Jacinda Ardern, sharing the stage, he set out the first sta…
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:  MPs at the Standing Orders' review - Marama Fox, Peter Dunne, Simon Bridges and Gerry Brownlee

Work found for idle MPs

Parliament’s frequent breaks and the absence from Wellington of most MPs during them have now started to come under the scrutiny of the Standing Orders Select Committee. The Committee has been a parade of…
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Muldoon's ghost in resource legislation

Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is warning that the changes proposed to the Resource Management Act could lead to the kind of centralised decision making that characterised Sir Robert Muldoon’s a…
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