Election 2014

National: Cattle should be kept away from waterways

The National Party wants to keep dairy cattle away from all waterways and put $100 million towards retiring farmland next to sensitive waterways for use as environmental buffers.Party leader John Key made the water quality announcement…

Kingmaker Peters spells it out: No deal without a royal commission into Dirty Politics

Potential post-election kingmaker Winston Peters says a wide-ranging royal commission of inquiry into “Dirty Politics” allegations against National is a bottom line for NZ First.He staked out his position yesterday as other opposition…

Epsom – so true-blue it won’t vote for a National MP

NZ housing among the most overvalued in world

New Zealand housing affordability is again under the spot light with new international research putting our nation’s housing among the most overvalued in the developed world.The Economist magazine has looked at global house prices…


Chinese woman missing in Queenstown

Police are asking the public for help as they search for a missing Chinese tourist who hasn’t been seen for a week.

Nelson WINZ office window smashed

A window has been smashed at the Nelson WINZ office while offices in Canterbury shut their doors following a verbal threat.

Ashburton shooting: Weapon found

Police taking Work and Income threats seriously

People who threaten or menace staff at a workplace will be arrested, police say.


Obama orders 350 more troops to Iraq

US President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities.

Cunliffe backing Clark for UN’s top job

Labour leader David Cunliffe reckons he’s got a good idea for who might succeed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon when he retires in 2016.

National plans $100M river buffer zone

Key hints at ‘moderate’ tax cuts in debate

Prime Minister John Key has given a strong signal there will be tax cuts on offer if the Government wins a third term.

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