Election 2014

Editorial: Abandoned policies show Labour’s new responsibility

The Labour Party has broken new ground in election campaigns by announcing cuts to spending that it had not announced. Leader David Cunliffe and finance spokesman David Parker called a press conference to say they had shaved $300…

Govt looking at charter rules change

Allowing tertiary institutions to run charter schools is being considered.Five of the schools opened this year and Education Minister Hekia Parata is in negotiation with those hoping to open more next year.The publicly-funded…

Election 2014: Labour’s three gender options for passports

Election 2014: Mine blast rings on in PM’s ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River miners ringing in his ears.The Prime Minister visited the West Coast yesterday and while the Pike River families…


Luminaries not picked as best book in NZ

The Luminaries is good enough to win the international Man Booker Prize, but it is not the best book in New Zealand.

Trelise Cooper courts controversy on catwalk

Trelise Cooper’s Fashion Week kicked off with models wearing Native American headdress, and the social media backlash was immediate.

Duck shooters firing off over hunting ban

Kiwi couple’s 18-hour struggle for survival

When their Indonesian boat sank and no rescue came, Nelson couple Tony Lawton and Gaylene Wilkinson swum for shore, which took them eight hours to make it.


Reid Research Poll – March 2014

Greens’ complaint over Collins won’t be investigated

Judith Collins’ alleged leaking of public servant Simon Pleasants’ details to blogger Cameron Slater won’t be investigated by the Privacy Commissioner.

Pike decision lies with Solid Energy – Key

Teenagers plead not guilty to dairy killing

Two teenage boys have pleaded not guilty to killing a west Auckland dairy owner stabbed to death in front of his wife.

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