Election 2014

Flavell given portfolio renamed to reflect ‘new focus’ on Maori future

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell’s appointment to head the newly rebranded Maori Development portfolio reflects a new focus for what used to be Maori Affairs, Prime Minister John Key says.Mr Flavell was appointed as Maori…

Final election results in: National loses majority

• National loses a seat• Greens gain a seat• Andrew Little is safe The National Party can no longer govern alone as the final election results left them with one fewer seat than on election night.That seat will…

Bryce Edwards: Labour’s fraction too much friction

Paula Bennett ‘a big asset’ for National – Key

Prime Minister John Key has praised Paula Bennett as “a big asset” for National, but will not go as far as tipping her to succeed him.Mrs Bennett is one of several MPs who are seen as potential leaders of the National Party when…


Jesse Ryder named in New Zealand A squad

Jesse Ryder has taken his first steps towards a Black Caps recall with his inclusion in the New Zealand A squad.

Halloween skies mostly grey

Eastern areas are expected to stay dry today, but Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne will also be in for a bit of a blast. For the rest of the country it’s looking like a pretty ho-hum sort of Friday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s ‘coming out’ essay

Apple CEO Tim Cook declares he is gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his sexuality in an open forum for the first time Thursday, breaking a major barrier as the most prominent American CEO to publicly identify as gay.


CTU: Labour law changes ‘shameful’

CTU president Helen Kelly says the Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed yesterday is an international embarrassment.

Key to mark departure of Anzac troops

The 100th anniversary of the departure of Anzac troops bound for the battlefields of World War I will be remembered this weekend.

Steffan Browning: Signing Ebola petition was ‘unwise’

Live Huntsman spider found in shipping container

A live 12-centimetre long Huntsman spider has been found in a shipping container which arrived in Auckland from the Pacific Islands.

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