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Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

A much-anticipated return to surplus somehow metamorphoses into yet another unwelcome deficit; dairy prices slump ever lower; the New Zealand dollar keeps rising ever higher; the overheated Auckland property market makes the South Sea Bubble of the 1700s look like an exercise in financial probity.

Independent investigations necessary

Independent investigations necessary

Labour says New Zealand soldiers' deaths in overseas battlefields will no longer have independent scrutiny if changes to the Coroners Act go ahead.

Provincial NZ to take licensing levy hit

Provincial NZ to take licensing levy hit

Provincial areas like Otago were going to be penalised through the new system to determine car licensing levies, Labour MP David Parker said yesterday.

Little: Target Auckland speculators

Little: Target Auckland speculators

Labour leader Andrew Little says the Reserve Bank should target property speculators to ease the pressures on the housing market, but only in Auckland.

Key unable to name IS head

Key unable to name IS head

Prime Minister John Key was unable to name the head of the Islamist terrorist group Isis - but nor could the Australian Defence Minister.

Minister should be sacked over pledge - Little

Minister should be sacked over pledge - Little

Labour leader Andrew Little says the Prime Minister should sack Transport Minister Simon Bridges over claims Mr Bridges broke ministerial rules in developing the Northland byelection bridges pledge.

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