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…




National


Kiwis edge brave Samoan side in Four Nations

The Kiwis have survived a big scare to score a late try and defeat Samoa 14-12 in their Four Nations test in Whagarei this afternoon.


Key weighs sending Kiwi medics to help with Ebola crisis

The Government would require an absolute guarantee New Zealand medical staff had swift access to top Ebola clinics in Africa, before it sends any contingent to support international efforts to stop the contagion.


Two injured in light aircraft crash

Body found near island

Police have recovered a body in the water near Kawau Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, this afternoon. 




Politics


Bennett: State housing deal does not amount to asset sale

Thousands of state houses look likely to be sold in spite of Prime Minister John Key’s pre-election promise that asset sales would stop.


Special broadcast: Labour leadership debate

Here’s your chance to hear from the four candidates who want to be Leader of the Opposition.


Tea breaks – are they really under threat?

Labour sceptical about holiday pay change

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








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