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WHAT IF HALF THE CABINET WERE WOMEN

Green Co-Leader James Shaw yesterday told the CTU conference that the aprty would insist that any Cabinet it participated in as aprt of a...

LITTLE REBUFFS LEFT OVER TPP

Labour leader Andrew Little has turned his back on the party’s left and their opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership and says a Government...

GROSER AND LITTLE SILENT ON CRUCIAL TPP TALKS

Labour’s long awaited meeting with Tim Groser over the TPP took place last night and broke up with no comment from the Labour leadership. They...

CONFUSION: WHO KNOWS WHAT'S IN THE TPP!

Whether Labour might be able to limit future land sales under the TPP to foreigners was yesterday lost in confusion as Ministry of Foreign...

CABINET RESHUFFLE IN NEW YEAR

There will be a Cabinet reshuffle early next year. Foreign Minister Murray McCully yesterday announced that the current Charge d’Affaires in Washington, Carl Worker is...

CRACKDOWN COULD BE COMING ON ONLINE GAMBLING

An inquiry into gambling announced yesterday by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne may be the first step towards tougher regulation and control of online...

HAPPY TO BE THE MP FOR NORTHLAND

With TV3’s Reid Research poll last night showing that NZ First Leader (and MP for Northland) Winston Peters would hold the balance of power...

TPP ENDGAME IN ATLANTA WHILE BROWNLEE GETS CLOSE IN BEIJING

New Zealand is currently involved in two major international initiatives and either involve the Prime Minister who is still at the UN in New...

NZ AND CHINA GET CLOSER ON DEFENCE

In a major speech in Beijing Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has not only underlined the importance of the relationship with China but also given...

JUDITH COLLINS SAYS IT'S TIME FOR POLITICIANS TO STAND FOR SOMETHING.

Judith Collins   Former Justice Minister Judith Collins has been looking at politicians around the world and reached a clear conclusion. Electors want politicians who have something...

PHIL GOFF WILL NOT BE A LABOUR MAYOR

Former Labour Leader Phil Goff is likely to run for the Auckland mayoralty but not as a Labour candidate. Mr Goff told POLITIK last night...

ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS

POLITIK has obtained another despatch from the team of MPs currently in London on "official business", furthering "inter-Parliamentary relations" by playing in the Parliamentary...

WHY THE TAX EXPERTS SAY THE GOVERNMENT HAS GOT IT WRONG ON THE PROPERTY...

A succession of tax experts trooped into Parliament yesterday and told a Select Committee that the Government’s show-piece “brightline” test on property speculators was...

LEAKS POINT TO MUCH LARGER JOB LOSSES AT HERALD AND NZME

The NZME media group which includes Newstalk ZB and the NZ Herald is thought to be looking for over 100 redundancies as it restructures. It...

TREASURY SAYS GOVERNMENT IMMIGRATION CONTROLS WON'T WORK

New Zealand is now receiving record numbers of migrants. But don’t expect too many of them to go anywhere other than Auckland and possibly other...

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