Election 2014

Advance votes 2014 total with two days to go

Almost a fifth of those likely to vote in this year’s election have already done so with through advance voting, with two days still to go – a result that is likely to force a rethink of electoral advertising rules.The Electoral…

Election 2014: Winners, losers before we vote

Winners Winston Peters, Colin Craig, Nicky Hager’s publishers. Losers Judith Collins, Kim Dotcom, Jason Ede, Brendan Horan, the GCSB. Best campaign Winston Peters and New Zealand First. Brilliantly capi

DigiPoll: Conservatives fail to make 5 per cent threshold – again

Te Tai Tokerau: Peters backs Labour’s Kelvin Davis

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour’s Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau — the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.His endorsement in Paihia today follows a claim from Mana…


Rutger Hale inquest under way

An inquest into the death a of 22-year-old Rutger Hale, killed by a mystery object while driving between Wanaka and Lake Hawea last year, has opened in Queenstown.

Striker’s goal-scoring celebration goes wrong

Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu’s goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.

Thieves target elderly women

Taxi’s GPS tracks and fells alleged thief

A wanted car thief has been arrested after he allegedly stole a taxi and was tracked using the car’s satellite navigation system.


Key: Australia terror raids show value of spying

Pre-dawn raids targeting alleged terrorists in Australia show the importance of spy agencies, Prime Minister John Key says.

Last lap for party leaders

With the polls showing the election going down to the wire, party leaders are in a mad dash to hoover up as many votes as they can in the last hours of the campaign.

Maori seats crucial for two parties

G20 needs ‘decisive action’ – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has called on the Group of 20 major economies to take clear steps to spur growth.

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