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…


Marryatt takes an $800,000 final walk

Former boss Tony Marryatt walked away from his job with an $800,000 payout, including the proceeds of a controversial pay rise he had turned down, a Christchurch City Council report says.

Redefining comedy with Reggie Watts

Whether Reggie Watts is at a comedy club or talking to 1 million people at a TED Talk, there’s no one quite like him.

Heartache to happiness

Coconut oil seen as health hazard

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and should not be used as regular cooking oil despite being the “trendy thing”, the New Zealand Heart Foundation says.


Hone Harawira tops MP spending list

Outgoing Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira racked up the most MP expenses during the last three months.

Video: Key, Slater ‘BFFs’? – Peters

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has grilled Prime Minister John Key over his “BFF” status with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Harawira hired sex offenders with taxpayer money

Cheesemaker takes a stand against Govt

An Eketahuna grandmother is taking on the authorities over her right to make and sell old fashioned farmyard cheese.

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