Election 2014


Leaders’ debate: Who did Facebook like last night?

Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s performance saw him create a slightly bigger buzz than Prime Minister John Key among Facebook’s 2.4 million New Zealand users during last night’s leaders’ debate, according to data supplied by the social…


Poll finds rich-poor gap is the big election issue

The gap between rich and poor is by far the biggest issue facing New Zealand three weeks before election day, a new poll has found.The Roy Morgan Research poll of 966 people in July and August shows that concerns about inequality…


Pick’n'fix: Parties push their cures for housing ills

National’s home-buy policy gives more freedom, say house-hunting couple

Hunting for a home for the past two years, 41-year-old Tauranga teacher Stefan Nogaj says of the two major political parties’ flagship home affordability policies, he prefers the look of National’s HomeStart scheme.He and his wife,…




National


Craig takes aim at Peters

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has used an immigration debate to take aim at adversary Winston Peters, repeatedly calling out the NZ First leader in front of a friendly audience.


Damning report into fishing ship sinking

A damning coroner’s report has found an array of oversights, negligence and poor seamanship led to 22 deaths when a Korean fishing ship sank in the Southern Ocean.


Oamaru teen-killer’s sentence angers

EQC complaints an ‘exaggeration’ – lawyer

A homeowner stood up and slapped his leg in fury today as lawyers described a controversial EQC engineer as “honest”.




Politics


3 News: Best of the week – August 29, 2014

Check out the stories you might have missed this week, including a miracle chainsaw fight and Winston Peters’ fashion advice.


National pledges more forestry funding

National is promising to invest $22.5M in forestry if it wins the election.


National’s Epsom candidate wants votes for ACT

Let’s Get Political: Episode 4

This week we look back at what has been one of the most eventful weeks in the campaign so far.








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