Election 2014

Fourth debate: No power sharing with Peters

Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have ruled out any power sharing agreement that would see New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as prime minister.In the final televised leaders debate on TV One tonight,…

Key v Cunliffe: Who won the fourth debate?

John ArmstrongWinner: David Cunliffe The half-hour format meant that it felt like it was over before it had even begun. A civilised affair summed up by a handshake between the two leaders at the conclusion. The debate revealed…

As it happened: Key v Cunliffe – the final debate

Live updates: Key v Cunliffe – the final debate

Deputy political editor Claire Trevett is live blogging from the leaders’ debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe on TVNZ. Follow the live updates below.


Westfest lines up grunge and metal legends

Faith No More, Judas Priest and Soundgarden will headline Westfest 2015, it has been announced – and there are apparently more big names to come.

Hopes fading for missing Chinese tourist

Kwei Ying Wong, also known as Joyce, disappeared from the resort town on August 22, just one day before her week-long solo holiday in New Zealand was due to end.

Firstline snow report: September 18, 2014

Tips for avoiding dementia

Making simple lifestyle changes could reduce the risk of dementia in later life, according to a report released yesterday by Alzheimer’s Disease International.


Decision 14: The micro parties

Can’t bring yourself to vote for Labour or National this year, but don’t like the look of any of the minor parties either? How about taking a punt on a micro party?

Colin Craig’s press secretary quits

It appears there is trouble behind the scenes at the Conservatives with Colin Craig’s long-time press secretary leaving days before the election.

Cunliffe: Labour, NZF, Greens ‘will work’

Fiji polling booths close, media ban lifted

Voting has just finished in Fiji’s elections – the first in eight years. The media ban, in place since Monday morning, has just lifted too.

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