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


Armed suspect on the run after failed holdup

An armed suspect is on the run and another has been arrested after a failed attempt to hold up a security van at The Warehouse in Wellington.


Police say men were being good samaritans

The occupants of a vehicle who it was believed had tried to lure a young boy into their car were just trying to help, police say.


Labour leadership contest hits the road

Sumner RSA demolished by remote controlled digger

The final remains of the Sumner RSA have been demolished, almost four years after boulders from cliffs above collapsed onto it.




Politics


Economy didn’t end the brain drain – King

Labour’s acting deputy leader Annette King says booming migration levels aren’t necessarily a reflection on the strength of the economy.


At A Glance: Labour leadership roadshow dates

Labour’s leadership hopefuls begin their pitches to take over from former leader David Cunliffe tonight in the first of 14 hustings meetings.


Livestream: Parliament question time

Massive migrant boost drives NZ’s population growth

New Zealand’s population has grown at its fastest rate in more than a decade, largely driven by a boast in migrants.








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