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…




National


Taranaki pair save man from burning car

New Plymouth woman Trish Doyle was shocked to discover her husband had saved a man from a burning car in the United States.


Cunliffe’s wife admits tweets

The wife of Labour leadership contender David Cunliffe says she created an anonymous Twitter account because her family was under intense pressure – and now regrets the comments she made about Labour MPs.


Dog’s future uncertain after ‘horrific’ attack

Car going ‘very fast’ before fatal crash

The fatal crash near Geraldine yesterday involved an Asian tourist driving at speed after leaving an airport, police say.




Politics


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

An intruder armed with a knife who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, a report says.


ACT ‘a political corpse’, says Peters

David Cunliffe set to defend re-election

David Cunliffe is defending his decision to seek re-election as the Labour Party’s MPs face another long and difficult caucus meeting.








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