Otago Daily Times: Political News

Little cash for Labour leader

Little cash for Labour leader

The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - he got no donations of more than $500 and raised a total of just $5000 to $6000 compared with the $18,000 raised by Grant Robertson and $23,000 by David Parker.

Leaders prepare state of nation speeches

Leaders prepare state of nation speeches

Labour leader Andrew Little and Prime Minister John Key are both gearing up for their state of the nation speeches on Wednesday in which Mr Key is expected to flesh out National's new social housing policy while Mr Little will set out to woo Aucklanders and business.

RMA report relied on by Smith not all it seems

RMA report relied on by Smith not all it seems

The new political year has barely got into first gear, but one senior politician who should know better has already tried to pull the wool over the public's eyes.

Turei launches attack on Key

Turei launches attack on Key

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei launched a stinging attack on John Key in his absence at Ratana today, saying his view of New Zealand's history was "warped, outrageous and deeply offensive".

RMA will do 'nothing' for house prices - Winston Peters

RMA will do 'nothing' for house prices - Winston Peters

Local Government New Zealand has welcomed proposed changes to the Resource Management Act but New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says it will do nothing for house prices in Auckland.

Gareth Morgan's challenge to the Government

Philanthropist and economist Gareth Morgan has set out two challenges to the Government during his first visit to Ratana Pa.

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