Otago Daily Times: Political News

Trevor Mallard to run for Speaker

Trevor Mallard to run for Speaker

Labour MP Trevor Mallard has confirmed plans to give up his electorate seat to run for the job of Speaker.

Govt keen on amalgamation

Govt keen on amalgamation

The Government wants to see more councils amalgamate in order to reduce rates, Prime Minister John Key says.

Clark in 'middle of pack' for UN role

Clark in 'middle of pack' for UN role

Helen Clark would have wanted a better result in the first poll for the United Nations top job, but isn't out of the contest, Labour's foreign affairs spokesman David Shearer says.

Davis doesn't fear Maori-Mana deal

Davis doesn't fear Maori-Mana deal

Labour's Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis says he is not worried the Maori Party and Mana Party might do a deal in his electorate to try to win the seat back, saying they were "the Maori Kardashians".

Greens see need for manufacturing role

Greens see need for manufacturing role

More companies like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare are needed and setting up a Minister for Manufacturing will help that happen, the Green Party says.

Traditional welcome for Biden

Traditional welcome for Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden and his three granddaughters have been welcomed at Government House in Auckland by the Defence Force Maori cultural group.

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