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…


Minister: No need to arm all police

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse has batted away a call to arm all police after a man fired on officers in a standoff in Waikato.

Vaccine no match for rogue flu strain

A rogue flu strain has surfaced in New Zealand, infecting even those who have had their annual vaccination.

Council candidate’s lotto assault conviction quashed

New pub to take down ‘inappropriate’ sign

Signange for a new bar owned by a licensing trust has been criticised for promoting irresponsible drinking.


Labour’s ‘hard-core voters still there’

Patrick Gower went along to the first Labour leader showdown where hordes of dedicated followers packed the Wellington Girls’ College hall.

Video: Barack Obama confronted by woman’s boyfriend

Barack Obama got more than he bargained for when he decided to vote early in Chicago’s mid-term elections.

Economy didn’t end the brain drain – King

At A Glance: Labour leadership roadshow dates

Labour’s leadership hopefuls begin their pitches to take over from former leader David Cunliffe tonight in the first of 14 hustings meetings.

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