Election 2014

Advance voting turnout likely to force rethink of electoral advertising rules

Almost a quarter of those likely to vote in this year’s election have already done so through advance voting — a turnout that is likely to force a rethink of electoral advertising rules.The Electoral Commission this afternoon confirmed…

Coalition talks will be confidential, says Cunliffe

Labour leader David Cunliffe says all his coalition talks will be kept confidential if he is in a position to form a Government — including who he will ring first on Sunday morning.Mr Cunliffe said the issue of whether he would…

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

Conservatives pinged for misleading pamphlet

The Conservative Party has received another blow this morning, as the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled its letter and pamphlet drop comparing it with rival party New Zealand First was inaccurate and breached the Code of Ethics.The…


Wild weather on election day

Potentially damaging winds and heavy rain will greet voters in central areas, while everyone else would be best advised to pack to the brolly as they venture towards the polling booths.

Fisherman missing off Tauranga coast

A 60-year-old fisherman is missing after going on a fishing trip off Tauranga last night.

Scotland’s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigns

Fourth time drink driver caught

The former wife of top Canterbury harness racing trainer Mark Purdon has been caught drink-driving for the fourth time.


The new faces of the Greens

It’s quite likely that the Greens will again be the third-largest party in Parliament after the votes are counted tomorrow.

Hits and misses from the campaign trail

As New Zealanders go to the polls, The Guardian newspaper has described this campaign as the strangest, dirtiest and most dramatic.

Cunliffe on craziest moments of the election

Kids with passion to vote

At a mock election at St Peter’s College in Auckland yesterday, students ticked a resounding ‘yes’ to democracy by practising their right to vote ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

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