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…


Oscar Pistorius cries himself to sleep in prison

Oscar Pistorius reportedly cried himself to sleep on his first night in prison.

Police find body in lake during search

Police divers searching a lake for a missing Wellington man have found a body.

Empire’s Spiegeltent Show hits Christchurch

Kiwis struggle with ‘work-life blend’ – survey

An award-winning Kiwi business has described after-work email as “unnecessary” and “bulls**t”, saying it can lead to stress and burnout.


Christchurch weighs up $48M flood plan

Christchurch City Council says it thinks an upgrade of waterways and gravity-piped diversion is the best way to protect houses from regular flooding caused by the 2011 earthquakes.

Canada attack wake-up call for Kiwi MPs

Security around Parliament building in Wellington has been tightened since the firefight in Canada’s parliament, but questions are being raised about whether enough is being done.

Hone Harawira tops MP spending list

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.

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