Election 2014

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…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

There is speculation Labour’s deputy leader David Parker may resign from the position as jostling over the leadership of the party ramps up.It is a step that would effectively be a vote of no confidence in current leader David Cunliffe…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

Recovery in house sales tipped after pre-election slump

Aucklanders flocked to open homes on Sunday, surer of their spending power post-election, and industry bosses are expecting sales to recover with spring now here.Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson managing director, said with the…


Mice-fattened trout await anglers

Never mind the mouse plague, the trout are set to be monstrous this season.

Hospital patient takes peek at info of others

A breach of privacy by a patient in Hutt Hospital’s emergency department has been referred to police.

Scorpion tale stings MPI agents

David Cunliffe’s wife in Twitter potshots

The distraught wife of Labour leadership contender David Cunliffe is behind a Twitter account that anonymously took aim at his rivals and critics.


Video: Cunliffe, Robertson arrive at Labour leadership caucus

Outgoing Labour leader David Cunliffe says he doesn’t necessarily need the backing of the majority of caucus heading into a leadership contest.

White House intruder got further than thought – report

An intruder armed with a knife who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, a report says.

ACT ‘a political corpse’, says Peters

David Cunliffe set to defend re-election

David Cunliffe is defending his decision to seek re-election as the Labour Party’s MPs face another long and difficult caucus meeting.

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