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


Miner avoids work for 35 years

An Italian coal miner retired early despite shirking work for 35 years, thanks to helpful doctors and a variety of made-up illnesses.


Thunderstorm risk for Waikato, Auckland

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible for parts of Waikato and Auckland today, while it will be mainly dry over much of the rest of the country.


Four dead babies found in locker in Canada

Seventh West Auckland violent death since May

A man has been killed in the latest violent West Auckland crime.




Politics


Greens keen to work with National again

The Green Party has extended a hand of friendship to the National Party, hoping they can work together on policies where they share “common ground”.


Govt’s third term focus on housing, poverty

During the State Opening of Parliament, the Governor-General read a speech written by John Key which set out the Government’s plan for the next three years.


Trevor Mallard chosen as Assistant Speaker

UK warned not to quit EU

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has argued that Britain is better off in the EU and warned that alienating its allies would be a “historic mistake”.








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