Election 2014

Fourth debate: No power sharing with Peters

Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have ruled out any power sharing agreement that would see New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as prime minister.In the final televised leaders debate on TV One tonight,…

Key v Cunliffe: Who won the fourth debate?

John ArmstrongWinner: David Cunliffe The half-hour format meant that it felt like it was over before it had even begun. A civilised affair summed up by a handshake between the two leaders at the conclusion. The debate revealed…

As it happened: Key v Cunliffe – the final debate

Live updates: Key v Cunliffe – the final debate

Deputy political editor Claire Trevett is live blogging from the leaders’ debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe on TVNZ. Follow the live updates below.


Flock Hill tour operator at odds with leaseholders

For 18 years Rodney Bennett has had free reign over Flock Hill Station taking overseas tourists through the high country farm.

Skin cancer patients call for sunbed ban

Two skin cancer sufferers say New Zealand is falling behind Australia in banning sunbeds.

Dotcom: ‘I have never bullied staff’

Auckland squash club death not suspicious

A 52-year-old man’s death at a squash club in Auckland is not suspicious, police say.


Fiji polling booths close, media ban lifted

Voting has just finished in Fiji’s elections – the first in eight years. The media ban, in place since Monday morning, has just lifted too.

Australian Liberals want Kiwis to vote National

Australia’s Liberal Party federal director Brian Loughnane is encouraging Kiwis in Australia to help re-elect John Key’s National government.

Fiji’s Bainimarama ahead in vote

Turei happy with Greens’ poll results

In the latest 3 News-Reid Research poll, the Green Party polled at 14 percent. Their goal is to reach 15 percent by election night.

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