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…


Search for missing boy

Police are searching for a missing boy in the Upper Hutt area.

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentence

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday for sentencing over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Victim calls for naming of high-profile NZer

Two new caps to face Kangaroos for Kiwis

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has named two uncapped players in his side for Saturday night’s Four Nations test against Kangaroos in Brisbane.


Greens keen to work with National again

The Green Party has extended a hand of friendship to the National Party, hoping they can work together on policies where they share “common ground”.

Govt’s third term focus on housing, poverty

During the State Opening of Parliament, the Governor-General read a speech written by John Key which set out the Government’s plan for the next three years.

Trevor Mallard chosen as Assistant Speaker

UK warned not to quit EU

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has argued that Britain is better off in the EU and warned that alienating its allies would be a “historic mistake”.

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