: Greens co-leader James Shaw. Got exploration ban but supports waka jumping. Is there a link?

Waka jumping and oil exploration

Did the Prime Minister get Winston Peters to support the petroleum exploration ban by locking in Greens support for the waka-jumping legislation? That is a possible scenario suggested by the papers relating…
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: Labour supporters take time out from the campaign; Candidate Shanan Halbert is in the black jacket, his hand is on the shoulder of former MP, Anne Hartley.

Much ado about not a lot in Northcote

The Northcote by-election has turned out to be much ado about not very much. With four days to go before the vote, only two things seem clear. One is that Labour seems to have had a better campaign than Na…
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: The Government benches in Parliament

118 inquiries and counting

The Government has now set up 118 inquiries or reviews. Many are routine studies that any Government would have launched --- but some like Tax Working Group, the Health Review or the Welfare Review have the …
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: Heather Simpson

H2 to sort out health system

The Health Minister, David Clark, has called in Heather Simpson to do a ground-up review of the whole health system. This is likely to the most fundamental shakeup the whole health system has had since Simo…
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