Election 2014


Leaders’ debate: Who did Facebook like last night?

Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s performance saw him create a slightly bigger buzz than Prime Minister John Key among Facebook’s 2.4 million New Zealand users during last night’s leaders’ debate, according to data supplied by the social…


Poll finds rich-poor gap is the big election issue

The gap between rich and poor is by far the biggest issue facing New Zealand three weeks before election day, a new poll has found.The Roy Morgan Research poll of 966 people in July and August shows that concerns about inequality…


Pick’n'fix: Parties push their cures for housing ills

National’s home-buy policy gives more freedom, say house-hunting couple

Hunting for a home for the past two years, 41-year-old Tauranga teacher Stefan Nogaj says of the two major political parties’ flagship home affordability policies, he prefers the look of National’s HomeStart scheme.He and his wife,…




National


NZ’s first WWI act marked with ceremony

A ceremony in Auckland this evening marked 100 years since New Zealand’s first act in World War I.


NZ’s first WWI act marked with ceremony

A ceremony in Auckland this evening marked 100 years since New Zealand’s first act in World War I.


Doctor convicted of abusing young boys

Doctor convicted of abusing young boys

A doctor with nearly 25 years’ experience who sexually abused two young boys has been struck off




Politics


Cunliffe’s Lochinver sale stance weakening – Key

The foreign ownership debate has flared up again, with a hot springs resort being sold to Chinese buyers.


Opinion: Cunliffe stronger than Key in debate

Overall, Cunliffe came out stronger than an increasingly tetchy Key.


3 News: Best of the week – August 29, 2014

National pledges more forestry funding

National is promising to invest $22.5M in forestry if it wins the election.








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