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


History for women as Parliament opens

The 51st Parliament has officially been opened, with pomp and ceremony outside making way for oaths of allegiance in the House.


Smash kills one, two left critical

Two young men are now fighting for their lives after a crash in central Christchurch that killed a teenage girl on Friday.


Auckland man identified following workplace assault

Oath wording strikes MP discord

Members of Parliament are voicing their dissatisfaction with the wording of the oath they are required to swear ahead of the opening of the 51st Parliament today.




Politics


Ebola is ‘disaster of our generation’

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring has warned that the world is “in the eye of a storm” as he calls for urgent help to battle the Ebola epidemic.


MFAT considering more Ebola aid

So far there’s been no decision on whether to send New Zealand medics or military troops, but MFAT says it’s considering what further help we can provide.


Penny Bright close to stopping house sale

Russia denies sharing intelligence with US

Moscow has denied a US assertion that it had agreed to ramp up intelligence-sharing with Washington over the Islamic State group.








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