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…


‘Scientific developments’ lead to arrest in child assault case

Waikato police have arrested a man they believe indecently assaulted a 5-year-old girl last year. ?

Complaint against breast cancer TV ad dismissed

The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected claims a breast cancer television commercial was too explicit.

‘Warm-hearted, articulate and generous’ coroner dies

Trapped boy recovering at home

A Timaru boy trapped when a pile of topsoil collapsed on him in Twizel last weekend is recovering at home.


Parliament needs armed guards – O’Connor

Armed guards in Parliament are the only way to counter the sort of attack that happened in Ottawa, Police Association president Greg O’Connor says.

Labour seeks to reverse 10-year decline

Labour senior whip Chris Hipkins says whoever wins the party leadership will have to reverse a 10-year decline in the opinion polls.

Christchurch weighs up $48M flood plan

Canada attack wake-up call for Kiwi MPs

Security around Parliament building in Wellington has been tightened since the firefight in Canada’s parliament, but questions are being raised about whether enough is being done.

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