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The bizarre way US President Donald Trump starts his day

US President Donald Trump tweets from bed, "hate-watches" television, hogs the remote and drinks a dozen Diet Cokes a day.Gathering interviews from 60 advisers and others who have worked closely with the president, a New York Times...

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 1:22 pm

'MYOB Jacinda': Aussie columnist says Ardern's Manus Island offer is 'naive virtue-signalling'

Jacinda Ardern's offer to help the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru is being called "naive virtue-signalling" that will just entice people smugglers to risk more lives by attempting the perilous ocean journey. Conservative Australian...

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 12:39 pm

Ardern should get her own Govt in order first - Brownlee

National Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee has urged the Prime Minister to concentrate on getting her own government in order, rather than continuing to interfere in the domestic politics of our neighbours.

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 11:14 am

PM congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 11:00 am

PM seeks cross-party support for child poverty targets

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants National's support for a new law that will "take the politics out of poverty" and bind future Governments to set targets to reduce child poverty.And she says the Government's families package,...

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 10:37 am

This is the week average wage workers lose $1060 - Joyce

Labour is set to rush through legislation at the end of this week to remove $1060 from the pay-packets of average Kiwis next year in the vain hope that no one will notice, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 10:25 am

Finance Minister Grant Robertson reiterates policy plans ahead of HYEFU

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has reiterated the coalition government's budget priorities, saying the base projections in the Treasury's half-year update cover its '100-day-plan' including a families package and NZ Super Fund contributions."The...

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 10:16 am

Letter to their MPs: Greens staff suffering 'uncertainty, paralysis, and low morale'

Green Party staff have written to their MPs complaining about being undervalued, and suffering from low morale and poor treatment that has damaged the party's reputation.Staff have sent a letter to MPs criticising the party's management...

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 9:56 am

PhD reveals success and challenges with MDG 3

The first person Gauri Nandedkar interviewed for her PhD research was former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Source: - Politics | 11 Dec 2017 | 9:20 am

Greens letter reveals 'damage to staff morale'

A letter from disgruntled Green Party staff to its MPs has revealed complaints of low morale, bad communication and unfair treatment.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 11 Dec 2017 | 9:09 am

National shrugs off warnings about next election

The National Party is shrugging off warnings it does not have the allies it needs to help it get back into government after the 2020 election.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 11 Dec 2017 | 8:17 am

'Undue panic created' around meth contamination of properties

"The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) agrees with the Minister of Housing’s comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties." says Andrew King, executive officer of the NZPIF

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2017 | 8:08 pm

Poll: Voters broadly say yes to new government

Poll of Polls - Voters have broadly endorsed the new government in three polls taken since the government was formed, writes Colin James.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 10 Dec 2017 | 12:53 pm

Jacinda-mania reached Australia, says Labor counterpart

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will bring up issues around New Zealand citizenship across the Tasman while dining with the Australian Labor leader.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 10 Dec 2017 | 6:31 am

Lack of funding hampering cell checks - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has not been able to check police and court cells as often as it would like, due to a lack of funding, according to a briefing.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 10 Dec 2017 | 6:26 am

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