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


Is a tax on tax fair?

It sounds wrong, as well as expensive, but every single day New Zealanders are paying taxes based on taxes.


Man shot by police still in hospital

The man shot by police following a domestic incident is expected to undergo further surgery in Waikato Hospital.


Manawatu rally to win NPC championship

No Shortland Street episode alarms fans

There was alarm and disbelief at a decision to screen something other than Shortland Street tonight, but fans need not panic – it was scheduled.




Politics


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

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

Christchurch weighs up $48M flood plan

Christchurch City Council says it thinks an upgrade of waterways and gravity-piped diversion is the best way to protect houses from regular flooding caused by the 2011 earthquakes.








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