Election 2014

Greens in the Hot Seat: ‘No more shut-outs’

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they could possibly be co-deputy Prime Ministers.Here they talk about their aspirations in the Herald’s Hot Seat…

Greens: ‘We want senior cabinet positions’

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions that reflect their party’s priorities, social justice and the economy.And they say that the possibility…

Maori Party’s ‘three humble votes’ make a difference

Increasing top tax rate about fairness, say Greens

The Green Party’s policy of raising the top tax rate to generate close to $1 billion to tackle child poverty is not about penalising the rich but sharing the benefits of wealth more fairly, co-leader Metiria Turei says.If the Greens…


Treaty plan on the move

A stalled project to shift the Treaty of Waitangi from its current home in Archives New Zealand a few hundred metres up the road to the National Library is resuming.

Hair-raising row gets chop

Dunedin secondary  school pupil Kurtis Bain and his principal David Hunter have come to an agreement over a haircut the school deemed to be extreme.

Racial tensions simmered in Ferguson before shooting

Man pulled hook from his face

A Te Puke worker pulled a meat hook out of his own face after spending over an hour impaled on it at a Bay of Plenty freezing works.


Labour determined to keep surplus

Labour still plans to run surpluses, despite yesterday’s fiscal update showing lower-than-expected tax revenue.

Speed Dates with the Leaders: Jamie Whyte

As New Zealand gets closer to September 20, Rebecca Wright went to find out what sort ideas are rattling around in ACT Leader Jamie Whyte head

National, Whale Oil behind sneaky MP photos

Collins ‘unwise’ to pass information to Slater

John Key concedes it was “unwise” for Judith Collins to give Cameron Slater information which was used on his Whale Oil blog.

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