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…


Hitch-hiker’s police chase terror ride

A hitch-hiker got more than they bargained for when the car they were picked up in became the subject of a police pursuit in Northland.

NZ best place to raise a child – survey

New Zealand is the best place to raise a child globally, a survey of expats has found.

Elderly woman critical in Dunedin accident

‘Suspicious’ blaze destroys Cornwall Park cafe

Two years of planning and construction went up in smoke at Auckland’s Cornwall Park Cafe early this morning.


Russell Brand wants to be London mayor

There’s speculation that British comedian Russell Brand will challenge Boris Johnson in the next election for mayor of London.

NZ universities told to follow Australia offshore

Steven Joyce is urging New Zealand universities to set up offshore to increase their international income.

What the TPP means for New Zealand

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.

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