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

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.

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.

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.

Think politics are much more above board across the Tasman? Think again, writes New Zealand-born freelance journalist <b>Rachel Williamson</b>.

Hacked emails send ‘Teflon John’ Key scrambling

Think politics are much more above board across the Tasman? Think again, writes New Zealand-born freelance journalist Rachel Williamson.

Business leaders and conservative politicians are pointing to New Zealand as an example of good economic management. But former NZ government adviser <b>Marcus Ganley</b> says we need to look deeper.

Stop cheering the NZ government for good economic management

Business leaders and conservative politicians are pointing to New Zealand as an example of good economic management. But former NZ government adviser Marcus Ganley says we need to look deeper.

Australia's rebuilding of diplomatic ties with Fiji has taken some observers by surprise.Has Australia moved too quickly to still have any influence in Fiji’s proposed return to democratisation?

Has Bob Carr rolled over on Fiji too early?

Australia's rebuilding of diplomatic ties with Fiji has taken some observers by surprise.Has Australia moved too quickly to still have any influence in Fiji’s proposed return to democratisation?

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has announced his new ministry, after final results from the NZ electoral commission confirmed his re-election for a second term.

New Zealanders get what they voted for

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has announced his new ministry, after final results from the NZ electoral commission confirmed his re-election for a second term.

New Zealand prime minister John Key and his National Party are cruising towards an easy victory in tomorrow's poll. But those who are interested in the prospects for democracy will be interested.

NZ Nats cruising to victory, but poll nerds pay attention

New Zealand prime minister John Key and his National Party are cruising towards an easy victory in tomorrow's poll. But those who are interested in the prospects for democracy will be interested.

A rich local marine environment -- and the immediate political fortunes of New Zealand’s government -- hinge on the fate of the crippled cargo ship Rena, writes freelancer <b>David Ritter</b>.

NZ oil spill a two-way disaster — for the environment and the PM

A rich local marine environment -- and the immediate political fortunes of New Zealand’s government -- hinge on the fate of the crippled cargo ship Rena, writes freelancer David Ritter.

Minor parties have been wooed, cabinet places are being brokered, and the opposition have been through a speedy, bloodless leadership change, writes <b>Tim Watkin</b>.

NZ election “politics on speed”

Minor parties have been wooed, cabinet places are being brokered, and the opposition have been through a speedy, bloodless leadership change, writes Tim Watkin.

In the 1980s, Douglas's reforms were just what New Zealand needed, but now its voters seem content with the middle ground that Labour and National both occupy, writes <b>Charles Richardson</b>.

Change New Zealanders can believe in

In the 1980s, Douglas's reforms were just what New Zealand needed, but now its voters seem content with the middle ground that Labour and National both occupy, writes Charles Richardson.

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