Election 2014


Flavell given portfolio renamed to reflect ‘new focus’ on Maori future

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell’s appointment to head the newly rebranded Maori Development portfolio reflects a new focus for what used to be Maori Affairs, Prime Minister John Key says.Mr Flavell was appointed as Maori…


Final election results in: National loses majority

• National loses a seat• Greens gain a seat• Andrew Little is safe The National Party can no longer govern alone as the final election results left them with one fewer seat than on election night.That seat will…


Bryce Edwards: Labour’s fraction too much friction

Paula Bennett ‘a big asset’ for National – Key

Prime Minister John Key has praised Paula Bennett as “a big asset” for National, but will not go as far as tipping her to succeed him.Mrs Bennett is one of several MPs who are seen as potential leaders of the National Party when…




National


Royals confirm April birth

Prince William and his wife Kate’s second child is due in April, an official statement said on Monday.


Maori MP changes mind over treaty stunt

New Maori Party list MP Marama Fox has shied away from referencing the Treaty of Waitangi during her swearing in at Parliament.


SAS could advise Iraqi security forces

Key: Housing problem takes time to fix

It’s been revealed the Government’s flagship housing policy has delivered just five homes in its first year.




Politics


Little gets EPMU endorsement

Labour leadership contender Andrew Little has been given a boost in the race, with the EPMU unanimously endorsing him.


Trotter: Labour could learn from Don Brash

Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson is Helen Clark’s natural successor, but that might not be what the party needs right now, says Chris Trotter.


David Carter re-elected as Parliament’s Speaker

Ebola is ‘disaster of our generation’

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring has warned that the world is “in the eye of a storm” as he calls for urgent help to battle the Ebola epidemic.








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