: The controversial Education Minister Hekia Parata is Number 10. She probably deserves a break sooner or later. Maybe her policy advisor background could qualify her to be Minister of Foreign Affairs.

What Parata's resignation might mean

The departure of Hekia Parata from the Government announced yesterday has come as a surprise. The timing of her decision not to stand at the next election raises the question of whether the promised Cabinet…
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The things you can change

Five years ago Bill English and Judith Collins described prisons as a “moral and fiscal failure”. They doubted that any more would need to be built. Yesterday Corrections Minister Collins announced tha…
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:  Prime Minister John Key meets Indian PM Narendra Modi in Washington during the Nuclear Security Summit in June

Passage to India

The Government has decided to go it alone on a free trade agreement with India rather than wait for the complex China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement trade agreement which includes …
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:  Priyanca Radakrishnan

The ethnic battle in Mt Roskill

The Mt Roskill by-election is going to be fought in one of the country’s most ethnically diverse electorates. The electorate that was once state house country at the end of the tramline from the Auckland …
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Why Labour is failing

The Labour Party party is failing because it lacks vision. That near heretical proposition was put to a Fabian Society meeting in Wellington last night by one of the left's icons, economist, Brian Easton. …
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