Taxpayers pay to dig dirt on Key; more charges for Urewera accused; business confidence takes a tumble; workers get support from Labour and National; Port Otago to become South Island's biggest; Wellington trick-or-treaters face Vomit Man

Taxpayer money was used to try to dig up dirt on National leader John Key, reports Colin Espiner, political editor of The Press.

Labour's "neutron bomb" a fizzer, John Key not involved in H-fee scam; Labour to match National's credit crisis assistance plan; 'new evidence' in David Bain case; Contact offers incentives to keep customers; New Zealanders bad for the environment; and more

  • Labour has pulled back from a "neutron bomb" allegation about National leader John Key's involvement in a notorious 1980s white collar crime after party investigations failed to uncover any evidence against him.