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Prime Minister John Key has today announced senior minister Judith Collins has resigned from the Government's Cabinet. The resignation sees the Prime Minister lose his Minister of Justice, ACC and Ethnic Affairs just 21 days before the September...

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UPDATED: The Port of Tauranga schedule now states the containership Vega Auriga is due to dock at 7.30am tomorrow and will depart the same day at 1pm. Tauranga independent MP Brendan Horan wants Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee to take action on the...

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National's Bay of Plenty candidate Todd Muller is taking his campaign to the corner of more than 50 streets in the electorate to engage voters for this year's general election. This weekend the former Fonterra executive will start the first...

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It was a battle of the political heavyweights in the TVNZ arena overnight in the first round of the head-to-head debates in the lead up to the 20 September election. In charge was Seven Sharp's Mike Hosking, who attempted to keep control of the...

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NZ First party leader Winston Peters is talking tough on foreign ownership, land sales and race-based political parties as seen during a public meeting in Katikati today. In front of standing room only at the War Memorial Hall, Winston addressed the party...

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This week National announced it would pump a further $40 million into aged care as earmarked in the recent budget. The extra funding will increase resthome bed subsidies by five per cent from October 1, and provide further support for dementia care. National...

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 If Winston Peters was an animal, he'd be a crocodile – says Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce. “He always looks like one of those big crocodiles doesn't he? I often see him in Parliament with that one eye open...

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Tauranga City councillor and NZ First candidate for Tauranga Clayton Mitchell has been ranked six on the party's list released today. The Mount Maunganui resident was voted to stand as the party's Tauranga candidate during a last minute meeting...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is welcoming Prime Minister John Key and Housing Minister Nick Smith's announcement to double government support for first home buyers. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges. Photo: file. “The package announced today will help...

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When candidate nominations for the general elections on September 20 opened on Thursday, Tauranga independent candidate Rusty Kane was at the head of the queue. Rusty Kane files his candidacy. Photo: file. But Rusty's not expecting a queue, saying...

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