Election 2014

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…

David Shearer: Labour doesn’t need leadership fight distraction

- Cunliffe: Dotcom’s action’s ‘reprehensible’ –

Election results 2014: David Cunliffe blames bizarre Dotcom

Rodney Hide: Half-baked hijack buried policies

We have had the election. But before we all move on, let’s deal with one thing: the election campaign coverage was a disgrace.We had 15 parties and 554 candidates vying for our vote. There was policy galore. There were numerous…


US launches airstrikes in Syria

The US and “partner nations” have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region.

Multiple injuries after expressway crash

Multiple people have been seriously injured in a crash on the Waikato expressway, south of Meremere. 

Cunliffe battles Labour caucus

King hit killer may never be found

The person who killed a Canterbury man with a single punch may never be held responsible for their crime. 


Foundation laid for Christchurch’s new bus exchange

The construction of Christchurch’s new bus exchange is underway, with today seeing the largest continuous pour of concrete since the quakes.

Cunliffe backed by Unions despite loss

Unions are still backing David Cunliffe despite Labour crashing to its worst election defeat in 92 years.

Emma Watson’s impassioned gender equality speech

Scorpion stowaway found in camping gear

A live Mexican scorpion was found in a passenger’s camping equipment at Auckland Airport recently.

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