Election 2014

Election 2014: Greens seek minimum wage rise to $18

The Green Party wants a minimum wage of $18 an hour by 2017, a minimum redundancy package of four weeks’ pay, and measures to shrink the gap between a company’s highest and lowest paid.It also plans to abolish youth wages, 90-day…

Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom, Internet party

Te Tai Tonga Mana Movement candidate Georgina Beyer says she ”absconded” from the Internet Mana roadshow last month, having formed negative views of party backer Kim Dotcom after getting to know him on the road.On a visit to Dunedin…

John Armstrong: What does sitting on cross benches actually mean?

Grants and tax credits big issues in tech debate

Despite the building tension surrounding the election, the first major debate between party representatives on technology and innovation remained relatively civil – aside from the odd eye roll.The debate, organised by the Technology…


Injured quad bike-rider airlifted to hospital

A 25-year-old woman has been injured in a quad bike incident in Clutha.

Minimum wage to $18 – Greens

The Greens would lift the minimum wage by almost $4 to $18 hour and pay public servants at least $18.80.

‘Master driller’ killed by loose fitting

Winz office closed after phone threat

The Work and Income office in Blenheim is in lock-down after a telephone threat was made this morning, police say.


WINZ security guard couldn’t have stopped gunman

Residents of Ashburton will today be dealing with the aftermath of yesterday’s fatal shooting that left two people dead and one critically injured.

Cunliffe to broaden Collins inquiry if elected

David Cunliffe says if he’s prime minister in three weeks he’ll immediately broaden the inquiry into allegations against Judith Collins to include the entire cabinet.

Mana rejects Beyer’s criticism of Dotcom

SIS witnesses to be interviewed under oath

Witnesses called to give evidence on the release of SIS information will be interviewed under oath.

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