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


Teenage boy killed by lightning strike

A 15-year-old boy has died after he was struck by lightning at a beach in  Port Stephens, north of Sydney. 


Kids get selective with their trick-or-treating suburb

They come in the minivan-load to more upmarket central city neighbourhoods in Auckland, and this has some residents of those suburbs upset.


Whanganui rallies to keep Fijian pastor from deportation

British doctors leaving to work in NZ

Britain’s National Health Service says it’s concerned about the number of British doctors applying to work abroad, including in New Zealand.




Politics


Bennett: State housing deal does not amount to asset sale

Thousands of state houses look likely to be sold in spite of Prime Minister John Key’s pre-election promise that asset sales would stop.


Special broadcast: Labour leadership debate

Here’s your chance to hear from the four candidates who want to be Leader of the Opposition.


Tea breaks – are they really under threat?

Labour sceptical about holiday pay change

Labour suspects workers will be worse off if the government changes the way holiday pay is calculated.








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