Election 2014


Bryce Edwards: Labour’s fraction too much friction

The increasing friction between the Labour factions is producing a ‘fractionated’ Labour Party. David Shearer used this term when he was on TVNZ’s Q+A in the weekend. It’s very apt, because there’s no avoiding the reality that the…


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

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…




National


Court move in Chris Cairns case

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has again denied an allegation of perjury, but will now have to appear at a crown court in a fortnight after a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London today.


New Zealand sevens players stranded in Kenya

A number of New Zealand rugby sevens players are stranded in Kenya following an alleged dispute with a representative of the Kenya Rugby Union over travel plans.


Man bitten on both arms in West Australian shark attack

Dairy price drop means less money all round – David Parker

Global dairy prices have now fallen almost 50 percent since February and are at their lowest levels in five years.




Politics


Former Pike River deputy wants to enter drift

Former Pike River deputy Marty Palmer says he would be willing to sign away any corporate liability in order to go into the Pike River drift.


New Labour leader by November

The Labour Party will have a new leader by mid-November, with a timetable for the primary-style contest being confirmed by the party’s ruling council.


Cunliffe’s wife behind anonymous Twitter account

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.








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