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…


Jehovah’s Witness bled to death after surgery

A former Jehovah’s Witness who refused blood products died from blood loss following a minor surgery.

Dying woman wrongly denied pain relief

A dying Masterton woman was wrongly denied pain relief by her nurse, who decided that she didn’t look pained enough to required medication, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.

Documenting with dignity in the Ebola zone

Nazis collect millions in US Social Security

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in US Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.


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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