Election 2014

Live results: New Zealand election 2014

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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

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

11.00am – KEY BUS: John Key’s day got off to a tense start at Rotorua’s Central Mall as his walkabout was hijacked by angry Mana protestors. Mr Key, Minister Steven Joyce and local MP Todd McClay had been taking photographs with…


Poor driving conditions in Manawatu

Heavy rain is causing dangerous driving conditions in the central Manawatu region, including Palmerston North today.

Man allegedly sets himself alight

A man in Tauranga was left with critical burns after allegedly setting himself on fire.

Swedes top suspect in Southland cow deaths

Hospital stops meal-time checks to curb malnourishment

An Auckland hospital has got a new approach to meal times to cut the number of patients suffering malnutrition and dehydration.


Julie Bishop blames Russia at UN for MH17

Russia says it is the victim of an information war following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Ministry of Social Development security review continues

Work and Income satellite offices are to remain closed as a MSD security review continues after a gunman killed two workers and injured another.

The new faces of the Greens

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.

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