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…


Fibre mishap disconnects South Island web users

Hundreds of schools, businesses and consumers are without broadband in the South Island after a farmer in Rakaia accidentally cut through a Spark fibre-optic cable with a digger.

Aspiring politician stabbed ex-partner’s new man

An aspiring politician who plunged a knife into the man who ‘stole his family’ has been sent to jail.

Pennsylvania fugitive Eric Frein captured

Police search Head Hunters home

Police have this morning raided a home in Christchurch with links to the Head Hunters.


Tea breaks – are they really under threat?

It’s been a busy week in politics, from the ‘tea break’ Bill to the Prime Minister opening up about what he called “the campaign from hell”.

Labour sceptical about holiday pay change

Labour suspects workers will be worse off if the government changes the way holiday pay is calculated.

Christchurch state house repairs reach milestone

CTU: Labour law changes ‘shameful’

CTU president Helen Kelly says the Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed yesterday is an international embarrassment.

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