Election 2014


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…


David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

There is speculation Labour’s deputy leader David Parker may resign from the position as jostling over the leadership of the party ramps up.It is a step that would effectively be a vote of no confidence in current leader David Cunliffe…


David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

Recovery in house sales tipped after pre-election slump

Aucklanders flocked to open homes on Sunday, surer of their spending power post-election, and industry bosses are expecting sales to recover with spring now here.Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson managing director, said with the…




National


Parker, King to lead Labour for now

Labour has a new leader – David Parker – but it’s just for the next few weeks.


Parker, King to lead Labour for now

Labour has a new leader – David Parker – but it’s just for the next few weeks.


Leadership battle may blind Labour

Leadership battle may blind Labour

Whoever wins the battle over the Labour leadership may already have lost the war.




Politics


ACT ‘a political corpse’, says Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters has criticised John Key for signing a confidence agreement with ACT.


David Cunliffe set to defend re-election

David Cunliffe is defending his decision to seek re-election as the Labour Party’s MPs face another long and difficult caucus meeting.


Reports SAS on standby for Iraq

Cunliffe open to Robertson as deputy

Tonight David Cunliffe spoke in his first interview since making that announcement on Saturday afternoon, where he began by saying he thinks he will be re-elected as the party’s leader.








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