Otago Daily Times: Political News

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.

Anti-terrorist law in NZ 100% justified, says MP

Anti-terrorist law in NZ 100% justified, says MP

The MP who chaired the anti-terrorist legislation rushed through Parliament last week, Mark Mitchell, says the bill was "100 per cent" justified.

John Key: Bloggers 'not big part of my day'

John Key: Bloggers 'not big part of my day'

Prime Minister John Key says bloggers are not a "big part of his day" but he lives in a world where he can't ignore them.

Former enemy crucial to resurrection of Labour

Former enemy crucial to resurrection of Labour

An extraordinary thing happened in the Labour Party last week.

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