A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of our Security Intelligence Service.
National is pitching for an unprecedented fourth term in Government the MMP era. Newsroom's Co-Editor Tim Murphy reports from National's northern convention in Auckland on how Bill English, Steven Joyce and Paula Bennett are preparing their election pitches with 19 weeks to go.
Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith says education authorities have received 11 new complaints after the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) chief executive gave his mobile phone number over RNZ inviting whistleblowers to speak out on the dumbing down of courses to secure funding.
Tim Murphy looks at the implications of both a Yes or No verdict on the StuffMe merger
Even before it had started, Labour and the Greens' big announcement on being fiscally responsible had been a PR triumph.