Week in politics

Big question now is whether Colin Craig's brand still cuts it

Big question now is whether Colin Craig's brand still cuts it

In the public's mind, Colin Craig's confession that aspects of his relationship with his former press secretary, Rachel MacGregor, were ''inappropriate'' begs only one question: just how inappropriate?

Auckland housing breaches National's veneer of control

Auckland housing breaches National's veneer of control

You hum it; Nathan Guy will sing it.

Social service delivery vehicle experiments more radical

Social service delivery vehicle experiments more radical

Bill English's latest experiment in the delivery of social services to those at the bottom of the socio-economic heap is the most radical yet to emerge from his Beehive laboratory.

Opinion: Joyce reveals cruel wit from formidable skills armoury

Opinion: Joyce reveals cruel wit from formidable skills armoury

What next, minister? New Zealand's Got Talent?

Opinion: Time for Dotcom to front up with allegations about Key

Opinion: Time for Dotcom to front up with allegations about Key

The time has come for Kim Dotcom to put up or shut up.

Opinion: How to net all those non-voters? Might not be worth trying

Opinion: How to net all those non-voters? Might not be worth trying

Here is a prediction: voter turnout in September's general election will slump to a new low.

Opinion: Labour putting emphasis on face-to-face canvassing

Opinion: Labour putting emphasis on face-to-face canvassing

Let's get one thing straight: the Labour Party is not shutting journalists out of its conference in Wellington this weekend despite some media and bloggers breathlessly, but inaccurately, claiming it is.

Opinion: Alternative Budget both visionary and responsible

Opinion: Alternative Budget both visionary and responsible

Amid the energy-sapping and morale-draining bouts of bedlam afflicting the New Zealand Labour Party, one senior caucus figure gives every impression of being a veritable rock of calm and stability.

Craig the curly question in potential National alliances

Craig the curly question in potential National alliances

Words were very much Paul Goldsmith's forte before the former speechwriter, press secretary and biographer entered Parliament three years ago.

Opinion: Jockeying for poll position real story behind the news

Opinion: Jockeying for poll position real story behind the news

The downfall and disgrace of John Banks may have seemed the story of the week. But the Epsom MP was already history - ancient history, in fact.

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