Election 2014

Advance voting turnout likely to force rethink of electoral advertising rules

Almost a quarter of those likely to vote in this year’s election have already done so through advance voting — a turnout that is likely to force a rethink of electoral advertising rules.The Electoral Commission this afternoon confirmed…

Coalition talks will be confidential, says Cunliffe

Labour leader David Cunliffe says all his coalition talks will be kept confidential if he is in a position to form a Government — including who he will ring first on Sunday morning.Mr Cunliffe said the issue of whether he would…

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

Conservatives pinged for misleading pamphlet

The Conservative Party has received another blow this morning, as the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled its letter and pamphlet drop comparing it with rival party New Zealand First was inaccurate and breached the Code of Ethics.The…


Forecast ‘isn’t flash’ for election day

Most New Zealanders are voting on a cold, wet and windy day though eastern parts of the country may be dry.

Quake felt north of Wellington

An earthquake measuring 4.4 gave residents north of Wellington a decent jolt last night.

Wild weather on election day

Fisherman missing off Tauranga coast

A 60-year-old fisherman is missing after going on a fishing trip off Tauranga last night.


Ministry of Social Development security review continues

Work and Income satellite offices are to remain closed as a MSD security review continues after a gunman killed two workers and injured another.

The new faces of the Greens

It’s quite likely that the Greens will again be the third-largest party in Parliament after the votes are counted tomorrow.

Hits and misses from the campaign trail

Cunliffe on craziest moments of the election

After what’s being described as one of the dirtiest campaigns on record, it shouldn’t come as a surprise the final day had its own drama.

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