Otago Daily Times: Political News

National, Labour on rise

National, Labour on rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the September 20 election.

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation by police over an assault complaint.

National MP accused of assault

National MP accused of assault

Prime Minister John Key's office is refusing to comment on reports of an assault complaint against National's Northland MP Mike Sabin, directing media queries this afternoon to police.

Voters showed what they care about this time around

Voters showed what they care about this time around

The voters are always right. Even when they are wrong, they are right. So observed Mike Moore after Labour suffered election defeat under his leadership in the early 1990s.

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Prime Minister John Key said the Sydney siege gunman highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting citizens against potential terrorism and over-stepping their powers.

Govt spending cuts key to surplus

Govt spending cuts key to surplus

The Government's widely touted return to surplus is likely to take a further 12 months and is largely reliant on cuts to spending.

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