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Farewell to John Key, the Kiwi prime minister with a ‘thing’ for ponytails

Farewell to John Key, the Kiwi prime minister with a ‘thing’ for ponytails

A short history of the prime minister of New Zealand pulling women's hair.

Business bites: naughty banks … in the UK, spanked … let’s be frank …

Business bites: naughty banks … in the UK, spanked … let’s be frank …

New Zealand is going to launch an inquiry into foreign trust disclosure after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Watch out for Muir ... Trump card ... Malcolm and John hold each other's kayaks ...

Isentia index: ‘Bieber fever’ is real and it’s here

Isentia index: ‘Bieber fever’ is real and it’s here

Along with the Biebs, Malcolm Turnbull's women cabinet ministers also made a splash.

Business bites: time to buy gold? … John Key gets bold … less milk sold …

Business bites: time to buy gold? … John Key gets bold … less milk sold …

Gold has got surprisingly cheap since the start of the year. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Coalition contradictions become too many to count

Coalition contradictions become too many to count

As the Prime Minister tries to dogwhistle his way out of his leadership malaise, the incessant contradictions of the government become too many to track.

How John Key could become New Zealand’s Richard Nixon

How John Key could become New Zealand’s Richard Nixon

John Key's National Party has regained power in New Zealand, despite being plagued by accusations of misdeeds. But it might not be long before the scandals catch up with Key, writes NZ-based writer Giovanni Tiso.

Poll Bludger: sorry, teens, no one wants to let you vote

Poll Bludger: sorry, teens, no one wants to let you vote

Would lowering the voting age and installing indigenous-only Senate seats re-engage people disillusioned with Australia's political process? Perhaps, but a conservative government would never allow it.

Key likely to hold on, but it hasn’t been an easy road

Key likely to hold on, but it hasn’t been an easy road

New Zealand goes to the polls tomorrow, and it is likely to return the Key government. But there are some wildcards.

Death threats, leaks, Snowden and Eminem: NZ’s weird election campaign

Death threats, leaks, Snowden and Eminem: NZ’s weird election campaign

Eminem, Julian Assange and spying allegations are just some of the curious elements in the campaign for New Zealand's general elections, writes New Zealand-based Italian writer Giovanni Tiso.