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…


Quake victim’s Givealittle fundraiser suspended

Givealittle has suspended the fundraising campaign of a man who lost his newborn in the Christchurch earthquake, following a series of complaints.

ATC’s Jesus Christ Superstar kicks off in Auckland

Jesus has seemingly returned – but this time on stage – as the Auckland Theatre Company kicks off its season of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Man declared dead after missing for 43 years

Teen dies after Grey Lynn fight

A 17-year-old who died after he was involved in a fight outside a party in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn has been named.


Special broadcast: Labour leadership debate

Here’s your chance to hear from the four candidates who want to be Leader of the Opposition.

Tea breaks – are they really under threat?

It’s been a busy week in politics, from the ‘tea break’ Bill to the Prime Minister opening up about what he called “the campaign from hell”.

Labour sceptical about holiday pay change

Christchurch state house repairs reach milestone

Half of the damaged state houses in Christchurch have been repaired but there’s 2500 still to be fixed.

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