Election 2014


DigiPoll: Conservatives fail to make 5 per cent threshold – again

The Conservatives have again failed to make the 5 per cent threshold in the last DigiPoll survey before the election and would not make it not Parliament unless one of its candidates won an electorate seat.And the poll suggests…


Te Tai Tokerau: Peters backs Labour’s Kelvin Davis

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour’s Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau — the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.His endorsement in Paihia today follows a claim from Mana…


Leaders’ debates: Your highs and lows, according to the dial

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

David Cunliffe and John Key are on the road before election day. Isaac Davison will be providing a live blog of the Prime Minister’s two-day trip on the National campaign bus while Claire Trevett will be with Mr Cunliffe. Join us…




National


Scotland independence: ‘Day of Destiny’

People in Scotland have begun voting in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom.


Auckland Zoo cracks sixth kiwi arrival

The sixth kiwi egg to hatch as part of this year’s hatching season has broken through its shell at Auckland Zoo.


Kaitaia lodge owner denied bail

Rooftop burglar jailed

A homeless deportee has been jailed for a lengthy crime spree involving elaborate rooftop raids on shopping malls in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.




Politics


Harre: Dotcom TV story ‘dirty politics’

Laila Harre is suggesting it was dirty politics to screen last night’s 3rd Degree story about Kim Dotcom two days out from the election.


Solid Energy to get more govt support

Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee so it can maintain positive equity in its balance sheet, and Labour has accused National of burying the news.


Craig: McGregor resigned ‘without giving any reason’

Peters backs Davis over ‘Mana-Deutschland’

NZ First leader Winston Peters is urging Te Tai Tokerau voters to vote for Kelvin Davis.








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