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…


Santa’s social media win

Santa has started trending on Twitter two months and two days earlier than usual.

PM gifts food hamper to Helen Clark

What do you give the woman who has everything – including a plum job in New York?

Gambling addict stole father’s $91K nest egg

NZ well-prepared against Ebola: Coleman

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a meeting of 20 government agencies to discuss New Zealand’s response to the threat of Ebola, reflected a “high level of preparedness” within the Government.?


NZ diplomats caught in Canada lockdown

Kiwi diplomats are caught in the middle of the lockdown of central Ottawa, where a gunman killed a soldier before storming Canada’s parliament buildings, but all are safe.

This week in politics – October 23, 2014

3 News political editor Patrick Gower says Labour’s leadership battle is a two-horse race between Grant Robertson and Andrew Little.

Parliament security tightened after Canada shooting

Charity: PM needs to do more to stop child poverty

The Government has not yet introduced substantial policy aimed at ending child poverty, says the Child Poverty Action Group.

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