Election 2014

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…

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…

Rachel Smalley: Greens have moved past the stereotype

Advance votes 2014 total with two days to go

Almost a fifth of those likely to vote in this year’s election have already done so with through advance voting, with two days still to go – a result that is likely to force a rethink of electoral advertising rules.The Electoral…


Jockey David Walker banned for 7 years

Disgraced jockey David Walker has been banned from competitive horse racing for seven years after being found guilty of race-fixing.

Thieves targeting elderly women at supermarkets

A group of thieves targeting elderly women have allegedly stolen thousands of dollars.

Police clamp down on Facebook party

Chasing the Chinese-Kiwi vote

Chinese people make up the third largest ethnic group in New Zealand, which means they are often the target when politicians play the race card.


Internet Mana accused of ‘blatant lies’

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is accusing Internet Mana of a smear campaign.

Whyte: No regrets about not standing in Epsom

Instead of running in Epsom himself, Jamie Whyte says he’s been out and about trying to rebuild ACT’s support around the rest of the country.

‘Mystery’ and ‘rumours’ may hurt Conservatives

Net migration up as more move to NZ

New Zealand’s net migration gain over the past year is the highest ever, as more people move into the country.

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