Otago Daily Times: Political News

Turia's last day as co-leader of the Maori Party

Turia's last day as co-leader of the Maori Party

It was Tariana Turia's last day as co-leader of the Maori Party and at her marae near Whanganui the big issue of the day was panic over a trifle shortage.

Government survives first confidence motion

Government survives first confidence motion

The Government has survived the first confidence motion of the new Parliament -- but not without a hair raising moment after the Maori Party nearly voted against the Government.

Woodhouse owns up to drink-drive conviction

Woodhouse owns up to drink-drive conviction

New Police Minister Michael Woodhouse says he has always been upfront about his conviction on a drink driving charge almost three decades ago.

Key won't reveal 'Rawshark's name'

Key won't reveal 'Rawshark's name'

The Prime Minister John Key says he won't reveal the name given to him as the identity of the hacker known as Rawshark, and won't pass it on to police.

Heat on Govt to lead on limos

Heat on Govt to lead on limos

The Government is facing calls to lead by example and select more modest and frugal alternatives to its fleet of luxury ministerial limousines when it replaces them over the next year.

Mixed reactions to Roast Busters decision

Mixed reactions to Roast Busters decision

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse says he understands the Roast Busters decision would disappoint some people, but he believes there are things to learn from the case and hopes it would not deter women from coming forward in future.

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