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


Malaysian diplomat lands in NZ to face court

The Malaysian diplomat who left the country after bring accused of assaulting a Wellington woman has touched down in New Zealand, escorted by police.


School shooting reported near Seattle

Police and emergency services have responded to a school shooting in Marysville, Washington after a student opened fire in the high school’s canteen. 


Texas Ebola nurse out of hospital, meets Obama

Is a tax on tax fair?

It sounds wrong, as well as expensive, but every single day New Zealanders are paying taxes based on taxes.




Politics


Former Christchurch Council CEO’s $800k pay-out

Tony Marryatt was New Zealand’s highest paid local government executive, on a salary of more than $500,000.


Parliament needs armed guards – O’Connor

Armed guards in Parliament are the only way to counter the sort of attack that happened in Ottawa, Police Association president Greg O’Connor says.


Labour seeks to reverse 10-year decline

Christchurch weighs up $48M flood plan

Christchurch City Council says it thinks an upgrade of waterways and gravity-piped diversion is the best way to protect houses from regular flooding caused by the 2011 earthquakes.








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