Election 2014


Election 2014: Greens seek minimum wage rise to $18

The Green Party wants a minimum wage of $18 an hour by 2017, a minimum redundancy package of four weeks’ pay, and measures to shrink the gap between a company’s highest and lowest paid.It also plans to abolish youth wages, 90-day…


Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom, Internet party

Te Tai Tonga Mana Movement candidate Georgina Beyer says she ”absconded” from the Internet Mana roadshow last month, having formed negative views of party backer Kim Dotcom after getting to know him on the road.On a visit to Dunedin…


John Armstrong: What does sitting on cross benches actually mean?

Grants and tax credits big issues in tech debate

Despite the building tension surrounding the election, the first major debate between party representatives on technology and innovation remained relatively civil – aside from the odd eye roll.The debate, organised by the Technology…




National


NZRU not approached about 2015 World Cup ad

The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) has confirmed the All Blacks were not asked to appear in a British Rugby World Cup advertisement.


Policewoman found guilty of racial abuse

A police woman has been found guilty of racially abusing a taxi driver during a late-night fare dispute in Queenstown.


Press leaders debate 2014: Live tonight

100 years since death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon

Last Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha.




Politics


Alleged WINZ gunman charged with murder

The fugitive who evaded police for seven hours after a fatal shooting yesterday has been remanded in custody.


Labour wants police probe into Collins

Labour’s shadow attorney-general David Parker has written to Police Commissioner Mike Bush over the allegations against Judith Collins.


Peters: No deal without royal commission

Journos ‘soul-searching’ after latest Dirty Politics leaks

The Dirty Politics saga has put a spotlight on relationships between right-wing blogger Cameron Slater and journalists.








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