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…




National


Around the world with Mr Lumpy

When Jess Weller set off overseas to fulfil her travel dream, she never imagined a regular destination would be the chemotherapy suite at North London’s Whittington Hospital.


Partner of All Black in road-rage claim

The wife of All Black Charlie Faumuina is being investigated by police after allegations she drove over another woman’s leg following a road-rage incident.


Madeleine McCann-linked paedophile fled ‘on my passport’

Plucky, lucky Lucy returns the love

Lucy Knight feels lucky. Lucky to be at home with her six children and her husband. Lucky to sleep in her own bed again. Lucky to have had such overwhelming public support that an online campaign raised $270,000 to help her. Lucky to have a second chan…




Politics


What the TPP means for New Zealand

Torben Akel looks at what the controversial Pacific-wide trade deal being negotiated means for New Zealand.


Former Christchurch Council CEO’s $800k pay-out

Tony Marryatt was New Zealand’s highest paid local government executive, on a salary of more than $500,000.


Parliament needs armed guards – O’Connor

Labour seeks to reverse 10-year decline

Labour senior whip Chris Hipkins says whoever wins the party leadership will have to reverse a 10-year decline in the opinion polls.








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