Otago Daily Times: Political News

Labour elects new president

The Labour Party has elected economist Nigel Haworth as its new president.

Little rejects Collins' criticism over Sepuloni stand-down

Little rejects Collins' criticism over Sepuloni stand-down

Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at National MP Judith Collins for criticising him for standing Carmel Sepuloni down, saying Ms Collins was the last person he would go to for advice on managing conflicts of interest.

Key hints at change as MPs take pay rise

Key hints at change as MPs take pay rise

Prime Minister John Key says Parliament may change the law on how MPs' pay rates are set in the future, but he won't turn down a pay rise expected today.

Cunliffe nabbed using phone while driving

Cunliffe nabbed using phone while driving

Former Labour leader David Cunliffe has been nabbed by police for using his mobile phone while driving.

National's allies, opposition decry Iraq decision

National's allies, opposition decry Iraq decision

The Government's decision to send 140 troops to Iraq was met with a wave of criticism from other party leaders in Parliament, led by Labour's Andrew Little who said New Zealand could not hope to quell Isis (Islamic State or Isil).

Kiwi force to integrate Iraqi Army into training

New Zealand soldiers training Iraqi troops near Baghdad will not be taking a "them-and-us" view of the Iraqis but a partnership approach, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant- General Tim Keating said yesterday.

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