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Mr Craig is taking Mr Norman to court over comments he made in a speech at the Big Gay Out festival, in which he said the Conservatives leader believes "a woman's place is in the kitchen and a gay man's place is in the closet''
in the typical “end justified the means” thinking so prevalent from that side of the debate, they are willing to embrace Kim Dotcom – swastika ‘n all
The Problem Gambling Foundation is seeking legal advice over a possible High Court challenge to a controversial Government decision to axe funding for most of its services for gambling addicts.
Chief executive Graeme Ramsey, whose own job is likely to be among about 52 jobs to go on June 30, said he had already had "preliminary advice" on the body's legal options.
Experts speculate that the plane might have suddenly disintegrated in the air or dived vertically in high speed
The election will be held on September 20, Prime Minister John Key has announced this afternoon
Labour Leader David Cunliffe is defending his leadership
dogged by accusations he is "tricky''
Cunliffe undoubtedly feels bruised by revelations around his leadership campaign fundraising
the use of a trust should have been no man's land
New Zealand has not instituted state funding of political parties beyond the broadcasting grant that pays for (and limits) television and radio advertising during an election campaign
Shortly after the 2005 general election, I travelled to Sydney on a personal matter and went to visit Sir Owen
Glenn’s loan, negotiated by Mike Williams, was made to Labour at a 0% interest rate, which effectively meant that Glenn was forgoing an interest payment of at least $7,500. Both the Electoral Act 1993 and the Electoral Finance Act clearly stated that such foregone interest qualifies as a donation. (Of course, only donations over $10,000 are required to be declared to the Electoral Commission).
What part of your political brain thought it a good idea to run donations through a secret trust?
Secret trusts? Anonymous donations? Big business? US bagman? That's how we attack Tories. Now they are attacking us.
You look sleazy. You look tricky. You look like a hypocrite.
You were right to 'fess up. But you should have spilled the lot. You let them drag it out of you bit by bit. That kept the story alive.
It doesn't matter that you are giving their money back. You took it last year when you didn't think you would be caught. Handing it back now makes it look too dodgy.
Auckland University of Technology PhD scholar Steven Elers found derogatory terms associated with Maori
What are we actually inputting in there and what kind of mentality or section of society of New Zealand is there that would do such a thing?
the results for Maori were based largely on what New Zealanders put in Google searches, it raised the issue of how Kiwis viewed Maori
Making all Aucklanders pay a council income tax may help elderly people in affluent areas who can't afford their rates, mayor Len Brown says
an income-related tax for local council services that everyone pays is an option
Only property owners pay rates but the council is spending money on infrastructure and services for everyone
Cunliffe has also said that using the trust for the campaign was a lapse in judgement
It had meant he did not have to disclose donations in the Register of Pecuniary Interests
his former electorate chair, Greg Presland, was the main trustee of the trust.
His wife, Karen, had also assisted in the campaign
we learned a thing or two about the rules that we need to iron out
Labour party has launched a bid to lure "sick and tired" Canterbury voters, offering $2 million
would work with Crown Law, local electorate offices, the Christchurch City Council and the community
Australia's Transpacific Industries said it had entered into an agreement to sell its New Zealand business - once the NZX-listed Waste Management - to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beijing Capital Group for $950 million.
The man subjected to a horrifying bleach attack on a Northland roadside is appealing to anyone who can help identify his assailants to come forward.
Early on June 10 last year Mike Nager was driving to Whangarei from his home near Kerikeri when he pulled over for a car flashing its lights behind him. Thinking something was wrong with his ute, he pulled over onto a layby - and the next thing he knew his eyes were burning with bleach and his face had been slashed from cheekbone to chin with a knife.
Mr Nager's attacker then felled him with a punch to the chest, rifled through his car, and took his cellphone and wallet. The 45-year-old was left blinded and helpless, fearing he would be killed.
The only words his attacker said were: "You stay the f*** away."
Almost 10 months later no one has been arrested for the attack.
At the time, the Northland Regional Council employee had been driving to Whangarei to act as the key witness in an Environment Court hearing against two Far North men accused of illegally draining a wetland for swamp kauri.
The council wanted the pair jailed for repeatedly ignoring court orders.
Mr Nager said it was the most terrifying experience of his life.
"To be honest I thought I was going to die. With the knife and everything, I thought, 'this is it'."
Thick fog blanketed State Highway 10 that morning so it took as long as half an hour before a passerby noticed him in the layby beside Oromahoe Rd. The woman called 111 and found Mr Nager's first aid kit, doing her best to wash his eyes.
Two companies have been fined $50,000 each and their directors given non-custodial sentences for draining a protected wetland on the Aupouri Peninsula to extract swamp kauri
Labour leader David Cunliffe used an "agent arrangement" to take donations to his leadership campaign last November and is refusing to say whether he has disclosed individual donors in the MPs' register of financial interests or whether they were disclosed as being from a trust
Former television star Tamati Coffey wants to be Rotorua's next MP, and has been nominated for selection as a candidate for the Labour Party