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


Video: Rare white kiwi fighting with roommate?

Video has emerged of a rare white kiwi and a North Island brown kiwi “interacting” at a wildlife centre near Wellington.


Kaitaia lodge owner granted bail

The owner of Kaitaia hostel accused of drugging and indecently assaulting several young male guests has been granted bail.


Library bus collision victim named

Man stabbed in face during Woodville fight

A man has been stabbed in the face and stomach during a fight in Woodville.




Politics


Hone Harawira tops MP spending list

Outgoing Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira racked up the most MP expenses during the last three months.


Video: Key, Slater ‘BFFs’? – Peters

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has grilled Prime Minister John Key over his “BFF” status with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.


Harawira hired sex offenders with taxpayer money

Cheesemaker takes a stand against Govt

An Eketahuna grandmother is taking on the authorities over her right to make and sell old fashioned farmyard cheese.








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