: Murray McCully with Saudi Arabia Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah

McCully off the hook over Saudi deal

Once again Foreign Minister Murray McCully has  escaped from an investigation into an ethical matter. This time it is the Auditor General's report on the Saudi Food Security partnership which saw the Gover…
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A latter-day John A Lee departs

David Cunliffe’s resignation yesterday represents a bowing to the inevitable by the MP and marks another step on the unification of the Caucus by Leader Andrew Little. Rarely has an MP at times seemed as …
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:  Labour's 2014 opening broadcast

An end to boring TV election broadcasts

Two separate moves yesterday have the potential to radically change the way election campaigns appear on TV. The Government finally ended the requirement for TVOne to show formal election campaign broadcast…
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: 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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