Election 2014


John Key concedes Edward Snowden ‘may well be right’

- Key concedes claim NZ data may be accessible through XKeyscore- Says NZ contributes some information to Five Eyes databases- “But not mass, wholesale surveillance as people might say”- No evidence of mass surveillance, says security…


National pledge to cut benefit numbers by 25 per cent

National has announced further steps to try to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for jobs and bonus payments for those who stay in a job for a certain period of time.Paula…


Southern Cross’ chief executive: Key should check his facts

Race to fill big gap in unique Maori electorate

With heavyweights Pita Sharples and Shane Jones out of the election race, there’s a gaping hole in Maori politics and the most urban Maori electorate.Other Maori electorates are primarily rural, but Tamaki Makaurau is entirely in…




National


Rat’s tail for the chop

Hadleigh Cox has been attached to his spectacular rat’s tail in more ways than one over the past eight years; now he is set to exterminate it to help a mate.


Women may finally enter St Andrews clubhouse

It is a simple yes or no vote but a ballot on Friday (NZT) could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club?


Flock Hill owners deny ‘evicting’ tour operator

NZ homes among least affordable: BIS

Another survey, this one from the world’s most senior bank, has confirmed New Zealand houses are among the most “unaffordable” in the world compared to people’s incomes.




Politics


Number of hungry people drops by 100M – UN

The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished.


Cocaine, cannabis found in Vatican car

The Vatican has been left red-faced after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with four kilograms of cocaine on board.


Dotcom’s former bodyguard trusts Key

Peters, voters want foreign buyers register

Poll voters agree with Winston Peters on establishing a register of foreign buyers.








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