Election 2014

Southern Cross’ chief executive: Key should check his facts

The head of the Southern Cross Cable Network has disputed Prime Minister John Key’s claim that a cable had been tapped into as part of a proposition to collect metadata.During Kim Dotcom’s Moment of Truth on Monday night, US journalist…

Race to fill big gap in unique Maori electorate

With heavyweights Pita Sharples and Shane Jones out of the election race, there’s a gaping hole in Maori politics and the most urban Maori electorate.Other Maori electorates are primarily rural, but Tamaki Makaurau is entirely in…

Campaign trail takes leaders to schools

Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to do with the alleged mass surveillance project.The claim is a direct contradiction of one of the key pieces of…


Nats promise cut to benefit numbers

The National Party says it will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent if re-elected to government.

New 110kmh speed limit ‘in months’

Open-road speed limits could increase to 110kmh on some roads by the end of the year.

Colleagues save cop after massive heart attack

Former Nazi, 93, faces 300,000 Auschwitz murder charges

German prosecutors say they’ve charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, for serving as a guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in 1944.


Number of hungry people drops by 100M – UN

The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished.

Cocaine, cannabis found in Vatican car

The Vatican has been left red-faced after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with four kilograms of cocaine on board.

Dotcom’s former bodyguard trusts Key

Peters, voters want foreign buyers register

Poll voters agree with Winston Peters on establishing a register of foreign buyers.

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