Election 2014


David Fisher: Dotbomb’s disaster

Kim Dotcom had his time to shine and did not.He has talked for almost three years of a conspiracy to have him extradited. For almost all that time he has claimed to have proof which would be produced in court at his extradition…


Secret dangers of released GCSB documents

Secret documents which John Key says he made public to protect his reputation threatened massive damage to New Zealand’s wellbeing if made public without permission, according to the GCSB’s own threat estimates.The four documents…


PM calls for evidence of surveillance

Derek Cheng: Guest star leaves it all out there

Laila Harre first hinted at problems when she alluded to “a special guest” who may or may not show up for The Moment of Truth.People were expecting a video link with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but technical difficulties had…




National


High risk Timaru paedophile jailed for 10 years

A Timaru man deemed a high risk paedophile has been sentenced to 10 years’ prison for sexually abusing children as young as three.


One injured in Dairy Flat explosion

There has been a large explosion at a rural property in Dairy Flat, with one person suffering severe burns.


Guilty priest may avoid conviction

Scientists to unpick colossal squid biology

Scientists in Wellington have examined a colossal squid after it was hauled up from the Ross Sea last year.




Politics


Speaker delays Harawira’s complaint against Key

Hone Harawira’s privileges complaint based on an alleged Warner Brothers email won’t be dealt with until the next parliament has been sworn in.


Eminem sues National Party over use of song

Publishers of Eminem’s copyrights have filed for damages over alleged copyright infringement by the New Zealand National Party.


Cunliffe not concerned if Harawira loses seat

Young men hardest to engage

Polling companies say they have a hard time engaging with young people on politics, particularly young men.








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