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


Ewen Macdonald released from jail for farm work

The father of killed Feilding farmer Scott Guy is choosing not to dwell on the fact that the man accused, then acquitted, of his murder has been temporarily released from prison.


$20 ‘sober driver’ taxi page shut down

A warning against unofficial sober driver services has been issued after a Christchurch person unsuccessfully tried to start a $20 taxi service through Facebook.


Woman injured by lawn mower

Fancy a pot luck dinner?

Forget basil, mint and coriander, the budding star of cool cuisine could well become cannabis, thanks to two Kiwis and what started out as a joke.




Politics


What the TPP means for New Zealand

Torben Akel looks at what the controversial Pacific-wide trade deal being negotiated means for New Zealand.


Former Christchurch Council CEO’s $800k pay-out

Tony Marryatt was New Zealand’s highest paid local government executive, on a salary of more than $500,000.


Parliament needs armed guards – O’Connor

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.








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