Minister plays down charter schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata concedes that Charter Schools are playing only a “marginal” role in the New Zealand education system.Speaking on Prime TV’s “Prime Time with Sean Plunket” she said that three quarters of the pupils at charter schools had been...

"Dirty Politics" briefer to stay in job

Controversial Prime Ministerial staffer Jason Ede is to continue working with right wing bloggers to promote National.Mr Ede is at the centre of allegations in Nicky Hagar’s “Dirty Politics” that he...

Conservative Party undecided on coalition with National

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says his party is still deciding whether it will be a coalition partner or remain outside...

Unpaid child support a growing problem

Chasing up the increasing rates of unpaid child support is a priority in helping solo mums make ends meet, says Social...

Former Judge wont be silenced by Attorney-General

A former appeal court judge who labelled the convictions of the Lombard Finance directors as a "grievous miscarriage of justice" says...

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Politics is a tough business

Labour MP Chris Hipkins believes the “Dirty Politics” scandal is becoming a big distraction on the election campaign.Speaking on Prime TV’s...

Can our zombie towns survive

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce rejects the idea that some small  “zombie” towns in New Zealand need to close down.Speaking on...

Christchurch East by-election not a done deal

Christchurch East is widely seen as a safe Labour seat, but the outcome may be less certain than expected.Advance voting has...

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