Election 2014


Editorial: Abandoned policies show Labour’s new responsibility

The Labour Party has broken new ground in election campaigns by announcing cuts to spending that it had not announced. Leader David Cunliffe and finance spokesman David Parker called a press conference to say they had shaved $300…


Govt looking at charter rules change

Allowing tertiary institutions to run charter schools is being considered.Five of the schools opened this year and Education Minister Hekia Parata is in negotiation with those hoping to open more next year.The publicly-funded…


Election 2014: Labour’s three gender options for passports

Election 2014: Mine blast rings on in PM’s ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River miners ringing in his ears.The Prime Minister visited the West Coast yesterday and while the Pike River families…




National


Qantas posts A$2.8b loss after hefty writedowns

Qantas has reported a lower than expected full-year underlying loss before tax of A$646 million, but booked a statutory loss of A$2.8 billion as a result of hefty restructuring charges and writedowns to its fleet.


Quakes rattle White Island

A run of small earthquakes has been rattling New Zealand’s White Island.


Wellington councillors vote against city speed limit

Man charged over objectionable images bailed

A Waikato education professional is facing charges of distributing objectionable photographs of children.




Politics


Greens’ rental WOF could drive prices up

Landlords claim the Greens’ blanket approach to improving rental housing won’t work.


Whale Oil back in NZ, will speak to police

Cameron Slater has arrived back in New Zealand, and will speak to police today about an anonymous hacker accessing his emails.


‘Trustworthy’ Conservatives get Dirty Politics boost

‘Game changing’ poll sees National drop – panel

National down, as is Labour, but it is the increased popularity of NZ First and the Conservatives Party, that’s raised eyebrows.








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