Election 2014

Leaders’ debate: Who did Facebook like last night?

Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s performance saw him create a slightly bigger buzz than Prime Minister John Key among Facebook’s 2.4 million New Zealand users during last night’s leaders’ debate, according to data supplied by the social…

Poll finds rich-poor gap is the big election issue

The gap between rich and poor is by far the biggest issue facing New Zealand three weeks before election day, a new poll has found.The Roy Morgan Research poll of 966 people in July and August shows that concerns about inequality…

Pick’n'fix: Parties push their cures for housing ills

National’s home-buy policy gives more freedom, say house-hunting couple

Hunting for a home for the past two years, 41-year-old Tauranga teacher Stefan Nogaj says of the two major political parties’ flagship home affordability policies, he prefers the look of National’s HomeStart scheme.He and his wife,…


TVNZ to require registration for OnDemand services

Television viewers are likely to need to sign in with a username and password to watch TVNZ OnDemand and One News online from later this year.

Canada labels Ukraine ‘not Russia’

It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labelling Ukraine as “not Russia.”

Rugby ‘stuck in a bureaucratic time warp’

Driver dragged, beaten and dumped

A blue BMW stolen in an alleged carjacking has been found, but Hamilton police are still hunting for the offenders and they’re asking the public to help track them down.


National’s Epsom candidate wants votes for ACT

National is encouraging its supporters in Epsom to give their electorate vote to the ACT Party candidate, David Seymour.

Let’s Get Political: Episode 4

This week we look back at what has been one of the most eventful weeks in the campaign so far.

Full interview: Winston Peters on Judith Collins and Dirty Politics

Key and Cunliffe square off in first debate

Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe went head-to-head in the first televised leaders’ debate tonight.

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