John Key flew into Iraq under the cover of darkness and without informing the New Zealnd public in advance, in a bid to lower the risk of attack from ISIS.
John Key tells media that ultimately he's responsible for Kiwi troops in Iraq "so it's important for me to be able to see it first-hand".
Exclusive: It's claimed prisoners made calls abroad after finding a phone system fault. Unsurprisingly, the queue for the phone "was endless".
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Our columnist today picks apart the Trans Pacific Partnership deal - and argues there are sour notes Kiwis should be concerned about.