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MPs' pay move 'best option'

MPs' pay move 'best option'

Prime Minister John Key's move yesterday to cancel the latest MP pay increase and rein in future rises won the support of the Green Party but no comments from Labour.

Labour MP receives $99k

Labour MP receives $99k

New Labour MP Stuart Nash was bankrolled to the tune of $4000 a month by political backers for more than a year leading up to last year's general election.

Air strikes make sense, Little tells Aussie PM

Air strikes make sense, Little tells Aussie PM

Labour leader Andrew Little told Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in their private meeting that Australia's air strikes against Isis in Iraq make sense because the Iraqis were saying air strikes were making a difference.

Govt urged to progress tobacco Bill

Govt urged to progress tobacco Bill

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain packaging Bill back for a final vote by MPs, after the policy was found to work ''almost like a vaccine against tobacco'' in Australia.

National Party names Northland by-election candidate

[iamge]The National Party has chosen Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election.

Iraq decision: import beyond NZ-US ties

Iraq decision: import beyond NZ-US ties

It took some carefully chosen words by a former high-ranking diplomat to cut through the self-serving verbiage spouted by politicians and bring some clarity to the acrimonious debate on the merits or otherwise of New Zealand's latest excursion to the Middle East.

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