Election 2014


Editorial: Abandoned policies show Labour’s new responsibility

The Labour Party has broken new ground in election campaigns by announcing cuts to spending that it had not announced. Leader David Cunliffe and finance spokesman David Parker called a press conference to say they had shaved $300…


Govt looking at charter rules change

Allowing tertiary institutions to run charter schools is being considered.Five of the schools opened this year and Education Minister Hekia Parata is in negotiation with those hoping to open more next year.The publicly-funded…


Election 2014: Labour’s three gender options for passports

Election 2014: Mine blast rings on in PM’s ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River miners ringing in his ears.The Prime Minister visited the West Coast yesterday and while the Pike River families…




National


Measles outbreak over for Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service says there have been no new cases in three months.


Auckland Council budget draft: Rates up, funding down

The first draft of Auckland Council’s 10-year budget has been released today.


Kitchenware stolen from brand new homes

Police closed parties unlawfully – IPCA

Police closed down five rowdy parties unlawfully because they didn’t get permission from the venue occupier, a report has found.




Politics


Greens’ rental WOF could drive prices up

Landlords claim the Greens’ blanket approach to improving rental housing won’t work.


Whale Oil back in NZ, will speak to police

Cameron Slater has arrived back in New Zealand, and will speak to police today about an anonymous hacker accessing his emails.


‘Trustworthy’ Conservatives get Dirty Politics boost

‘Game changing’ poll sees National drop – panel

National down, as is Labour, but it is the increased popularity of NZ First and the Conservatives Party, that’s raised eyebrows.








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