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Better infrastructure for Hunua – Bayly

National MP Andrew Bayly says ensuring the Hunua electorate gets its fair share of infrastructure and resources is top of his priorities list. Bayly, who...

Former PM presents challenge coin to Baljit Kaur

It's not very often that a former Prime Minister calls on an upcoming politician to tell her that he sees great potential. Labour candidate for...

Desire to challenge boring politicians

Dead bored of interviewing politicians mouthing the same lines is the only reason former journalist Chlöe Swarbrick got into politics. Recently invited to Howick Intermediate...

Botany candidates answer some hard questions

Respectful. That’s the impression that around a 100 people who attended the Meet the Candidates Night  (Botany electorate) on Monday evening, got. The event organised,...

MP hopefuls put to the test

With the General Election just over two weeks away, the Times joined a big crowd at a local church listening to candidates standing in...

Enter the dragon

I’m fascinated by the business card Wetex Kang hands me. It’s heavy and embossed, a respectable card for the Maori Party’s first Asian candidate...

East Auckland Youth Forum visits Parliament

A group of politically-minded students from East Auckland visited Parliament recently. The East Auckland Youth Forum consists of two senior students from each of the...

“Maori party values actually align with the community”

She knows it’s a blue electorate, but Maori Party’s Carrie Stoddart-Smith isn’t backing down. “I wanted to stand in a general seat for the Maori...

Peter Dunne to bow out of parliament

UPDATED 2:25PM: Peter Dunne is done with politics. The United Future leader has announced he will not seek re-election in the upcoming General Election. Dunne has been...

A desire to make things better

It was 2002.  Daniel Bedingfield was at the top of the UK singles chart with his catchy hit Gotta Get Thru This, Michael Jackson...


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