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…




National


Life term awaits killer at today’s sentencing

Aaron Rhys McDonald will today start a term of life imprisonment for murdering his Christchurch flatmate before attacking two hitch-hikers on the West Coast.


Paul Henry’s 9 in 10: Rose in Petone

On the corner of Richmond Street and The Esplanade in Petone, Wellington, Rose attempts to name nine kinds of world currencies, in 10 seconds.


Brooke Fraser returns with ‘Psychosocial’

A mother still weeps for her lost son

It has been 49 years since Ursula Purchase last saw her son’s face, heard his voice, felt his touch.




Politics


‘Game changing’ poll sees National drop – panel

National down, as is Labour, but it is the increased popularity of NZ First and the Conservatives Party, that’s raised eyebrows.


Latest poll result calling for Collins resignation

Judith Collins seemed calm and confident at a debate in her Papakura electorate, but the latest 3 News poll suggests that 63 percent of voters believe Mr Key should sack her.


Latest poll result calling for Collins resignation








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