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…




National


Whangarei cop had little option but to plead guilty – lawyer

A former top detective whose job it was to bust drug dealers has now admitted he is one.


Women get retrial for gang-sparked killing

Two women jailed for their part in the gang-sparked killing of a Whanganui man will have their case retried.


Rare penguins surprise early hikers

‘Inhumane’ delays in Doha mall fire appeal

The father of the triplets killed in the Doha mall fire has described further delays in criminal appeals as “inhumane”.




Politics


Steffan Browning: Signing Ebola petition was ‘unwise’

Green Party MP Steffan Browning has come up with an unusual take on how to cure Ebola with natural, alternative medicine.


Live Huntsman spider found in shipping container

A live 12-centimetre long Huntsman spider has been found in a shipping container which arrived in Auckland from the Pacific Islands.


Len Brown: 5pct Auckland rates rise not fair

Green MP under fire over Ebola homeopathy support

Steffan Browning is in trouble for signing a petition calling for the use of homeopathic remedies to combat Ebola.








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