Election 2014


Josie Pagani: National’s silence befuddles voters

John Campbell gave the best closing statement in last week’s TV3 leaders’ debate.Replete with images of Tiananmen Square and an emotional appeal – “for God’s sake, vote!” – it was an Oscar-worthy performance next to John Key’s fumbled…


John Key: Spy claims could relate to trading partners

Prime Minister John Key says it is possible US journalist Glenn Greenwald will produce claims New Zealand was spying on some of its trading partners.Speaking on the Newstalk ZB Leader’s Breakfast this morning, Mr Key was asked about…


Tamsyn Parker: KiwiSaver election promises

Labour leader harangued on campaign trail

Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s final stop during a day of campaigning saw him harangued in te reo by a man angry at his stance ruling out working with either the Maori or internet-Mana parties after the election.Mr Cunliffe spent…




National


Nelson school bus caught speeding

The first day of a Nelson road policing operation targeting speed around schools has caught a speeding school bus with children on board.


Kim Dotcom: Seven ‘Moment of Truth’ alternatives

Kim Dotcom is all set for his big reveal tonight.


Child poverty is solvable: Greens

Glenorchy Lodge worker fired over hot chips

An argument over hot chips has led to a Queenstown bar worker recouping $8317 in lost wages and compensation.




Politics


Key ready to counter Greenwald revelations

Journalist Glenn Greenwald told media over the weekend that US National Security Agency documents obtained by Edward Snowden show the GCSB has engaged in widespread domestic spying.


Big week for pre-election statistics

New Zealand politicians have to negotiate some big economic data releases this week before Saturday’s general election but economists are not predicting nasty surprises.


Fijians go to polls

Media ban ahead of Fiji election

Fiji is just three days away from its first election in eight years, but the voting process isn’t straightforward.








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