Election 2014

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…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

There is speculation Labour’s deputy leader David Parker may resign from the position as jostling over the leadership of the party ramps up.It is a step that would effectively be a vote of no confidence in current leader David Cunliffe…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

Recovery in house sales tipped after pre-election slump

Aucklanders flocked to open homes on Sunday, surer of their spending power post-election, and industry bosses are expecting sales to recover with spring now here.Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson managing director, said with the…


Teina Pora ‘doing well’ ahead of Privy Council bid

Convicted murderer Teina Pora has received a glowing progress report from the Parole Board, a month out from his appeal to the Privy Council.

Auckland fruit boosts food banks

For the first time since it began four years ago, Auckland-based charity Community Fruit Harvesting has sent 30 boxes of citrus fruit to Christchurch to be distributed by local food banks.

Father in driveway tragedy tells of finding son under ute

Cunliffe: I’m not into gutter politics

Labour leadership hopeful David Cunliffe says his wife is sorry for anonymous attacks on his rivals – and he is appealing for the party to come back from the edge as it plunges into what is set to be a bitter contest for the top job.


Cunliffe’s wife behind anonymous Twitter account

David Cunliffe’s wife Karen Price has issued an apology, after being outed as running a Twitter account attacking Labour MPs and critics.

Video: Cunliffe, Robertson arrive at Labour leadership caucus

Outgoing Labour leader David Cunliffe says he doesn’t necessarily need the backing of the majority of caucus heading into a leadership contest.

White House intruder got further than thought – report

ACT ‘a political corpse’, says Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters has criticised John Key for signing a confidence agreement with ACT.

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