Election 2014


Grants and tax credits big issues in tech debate

Despite the building tension surrounding the election, the first major debate between party representatives on technology and innovation remained relatively civil – aside from the odd eye roll.The debate, organised by the Technology…


Election 2014: Labour sells new tax as Nats hint at cuts

The first leaders’ debate on Thursday had barely begun before Prime Minister John Key mentioned the way National had managed the economy through the Global Financial Crisis and the Christchurch earthquakes.The more he emphasises…


Bernard Hickey: Subsidies fuel heated market

Family tragedy over shadows campaign launch

A political candidate who learned of a family tragedy during the launch of her party’s election campaign is paying tribute to her dead sister as she returns to the hustings.Mana list candidate Tangi Tipene received the bombshell…




National


Collins claims to be investigated by panel

An independent inquiry will be held into the allegations surroundingĀ Judith Collins, probably chaired by a retired judge.


Taxi driver recounts alleged abuse

A policewoman on trial for allegedly racially abusing a driver told him: “I am the police”, during a late-night fare dispute, the Queenstown District Court was told today.


Work and Income, ACC offices closed

Dannevirke crash victim named

Police have named a man who died in a Dannevirke motorbike crash.




Politics


Your election choices – by the numbers

Check out your election choices for 2014.


Key ‘completely relaxed’ about SIS hearing

Steven Joyce says there seem to be two election campaigns running: one that’s sitting on the front pages of the newspapers, and the real one.


Pacific Island women protest violence

Feeley: Smear campaign unsurprising

Former SFO head Adam Feeley says it would be “naive” to think the boss of a multimillion-dollar company under scrutiny wouldn’t try disrupt an investigation.








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