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Turia offers olive branch as she leaves Parliament

Turia offers olive branch as she leaves Parliament

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia handed an olive branch to the party she walked out on ten years ago in her farewell speech to Parliament last night but said she had absolutely no regrets about doing so, nor about signing up for government with National.

PM: 'I'm very disappointed in Gerry'

PM: 'I'm very disappointed in Gerry'

Prime Minister John Key says he was "really disappointed" after Gerry Brownlee bypassed airport security this morning, but he has been quick to back him.

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to rule out withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate if it insists on having presenter Mike Hosking as the moderator and has also questioned Prime Minister John Key appearing alongside All Blacks on the Rugby News cover.

MP admits charge card also used to buy petrol

Outgoing National MP Claudette Hauiti admits using her parliamentary charge card to buy petrol for her personal car in a further breach of the rules on card use.

Candidate denies tirade against Cunliffe

Labour's Napier candidate Stuart Nash denies being behind an anonymous tirade against Labour leader David Cunliffe for going on a holiday, after Prime Minister John Key pointed the finger at Nash for it in Parliament yesterday.

Cunliffe: Holiday should have been shorter

Cunliffe: Holiday should have been shorter

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he would not have gone on his skiing holiday had he known how bad the polls were for Labour at the time, and has also decided to focus only on major policies - including appearing to distance himself from Labour's new animal testing policy.

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