Election 2014


Election 2014: Nats’ promises to you

Tax cuts are coming for most New Zealanders … but you’re going to have to wait for three years.The lure of tax cuts was one of the few fresh carrots offered by National in the lead-up to last night’s election, with Prime Minister…




National


John Key’s rap battle goes global

Comedian John Oliver has put New Zealand’s general election on the map after highlighting the Eminem versus National Party conflict.


Kiwi mum shot in Libya ‘in wrong place’

A Kiwi woman and her British boyfriend who were shot dead on a beach in Libya were in the wrong place at the wrong time, a coroner says.


Labour must own ‘crushing defeat’: Shearer

Police hunt Pennsylvania marksman in woods

In dense woods in the United States, the net is closing on a survivalist cop killer, whose father says he “doesn’t miss”.




Politics


New MPs welcomed to Parliament

The 29 newly-elected MPs from this year’s election will today be officially welcomed and given a tour of their new workplace in Parliament.


Cunliffe to face caucus after defeat

Labour leader David Cunliffe is due to find out how his MPs feel about the party’s worst defeat in 92 years.


Lower North Island woken by jolt

Obama congratulates Key on election win

US President Barack Obama called to congratulate John Key on his election win – and the prime minister didn’t realise who was on the phone.








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