Election 2014

DigiPoll: Conservatives fail to make 5 per cent threshold – again

The Conservatives have again failed to make the 5 per cent threshold in the last DigiPoll survey before the election and would not make it not Parliament unless one of its candidates won an electorate seat.And the poll suggests…

Te Tai Tokerau: Peters backs Labour’s Kelvin Davis

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour’s Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau — the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.His endorsement in Paihia today follows a claim from Mana…

Leaders’ debates: Your highs and lows, according to the dial

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

David Cunliffe and John Key are on the road before election day. Isaac Davison will be providing a live blog of the Prime Minister’s two-day trip on the National campaign bus while Claire Trevett will be with Mr Cunliffe. Join us…


United Kingdom’s fate rests on a knife-edge with Scotland vote

Scotland voted on Thursday (local time) on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences.

Scotland independence: ‘Day of Destiny’

People in Scotland have begun voting in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom.

Auckland Zoo cracks sixth kiwi arrival

Kaitaia lodge owner denied bail

A Kaitaia lodge owner facing numerous indecent assault charges has been denied bail.


G20 needs ‘decisive action’ – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has called on the Group of 20 major economies to take clear steps to spur growth.

Labour not ruling out two deputy PMs

Labour leader David Cunliffe isn’t ruling out having two deputies – and one of them could be NZ First leader Winston Peters.

Key: election clouded by Dirty Politics, Dotcom

Harre: Dotcom TV story ‘dirty politics’

Laila Harre is suggesting it was dirty politics to screen last night’s 3rd Degree story about Kim Dotcom two days out from the election.

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