Young voters made a significant contribution to the elections in the United Kingdom, the United States and France and George Sabonadiere (16), of Dunedin, is hoping for similar results in New Zealand.
New Zealand no longer has a presence at a major Interpol facility fighting cybercrime because of a lack of funding.
The National Party has waved the white flag in the coming Mt Albert byelection, announcing it will not stand a candidate.
Grant Robertson demonstrated yesterday he is a fast learner.
The Government is assuring food traders a Bill reforming the industry does not need further protection for small traders, nor do the proposed powers for food safety officers need to be curbed.
Moves to enable criminal histories to be checked at transtasman border posts will be discussed in talks in Melbourne this weekend between Justice Minister Judith Collins and Australian Attorney-general Nicola Roxon.
It is the political Right which should be most concerned about rising income inequality, says Tim Hazledine.
Prime Minister John Key, facing "nanny state" criticism over the Government's new $25 million welfare policy for young people, says he is not going to apologise to anyone for intervening in their lives.
Student radio looks likely to become the first high-profile casualty of voluntary student association membership. Let us get the facts on the table. Students can already choose to opt out of...
Claims that a capital gains tax would create large amounts of government income and make houses cheaper were flawed, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael Turner said yesterday.
It might be thought by some taxpayers that after all the fuss stemming from the Labour government's abuse of spending public funds for electoral purposes - it and half a dozen other lesser offenders claimed ignorance - parties might have mended their ways.
I'm well aware of the strong heritage of the Hillside Engineering workshops in Dunedin. I grew up three blocks away from the workshops and my grandfather was a boiler maker there many decades ago. ...
Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East lasted 40 minutes, but did it say anything new? Not exactly, although it did reinstate an old rule that had been abandoned.
America may not be headed towards a future of citizens tracked with implanted chips, pacified by drugs and tightly segregated, but creating that Orwellian future now could be the best way to prevent it, one activist group thinks.
Not quite so fast, Mr Joyce. A disquieting tendency is beginning to emerge around matters of public interest in so far as they concern the powers that be and anyone who questions or criticises how those powers are exercised.
A lecturer was never something Dr Bryce Edwards expected to be. Least of all the lecturer of a first-year paper he studied, and in which he did not excel.
Hone Harawira has been singing the same waiata since the 1970s, even as a youthful member of the first modern Maori protest group, Nga Tamatoa, a classic hit about the Treaty of Waitangi.
Should Hone Harawira prove to be the National-led coalition Government's heartbreaker, it will not be the first time that a member of this forthright northern Maori whanau has elicited political tears before bedtime.
Imagine dapper Health Minister Tony Ryall emptying bedpans in a hospital ward.
The Act New Zealand Party's problems are likely to turn people off MMP, Prime Minister John Key says.