Election 2014


Kingmaker Peters spells it out: No deal without a royal commission into Dirty Politics

Potential post-election kingmaker Winston Peters says a wide-ranging royal commission of inquiry into “Dirty Politics” allegations against National is a bottom line for NZ First.He staked out his position yesterday as other opposition…


Epsom – so true-blue it won’t vote for a National MP

Despite the lack of a beverage-based endorsement, the true-blue seat of Epsom remains dogged by controversy this election with the departure of Act MP John Banks and the Prime Minister’s tacit support of Act’s replacement candidate.The…


NZ housing among the most overvalued in world

Election 2014: Greens unveil wage changes

Pay rises for the heads of companies on government contracts should be allowed only if other staff also get a share of the pie, the Green Party says.It also wants all large publicly-listed companies to publish pay information about…




National


Hundreds farewell Lyttelton firefighter

Hundreds of mourners are gathering for the funeral of volunteer firefighter Brad ”Frank” Fletcher.


Work and Income offices close after threat

All Canterbury Work and Income sites have been closed after a verbal threat was made against staff in Christchurch. 


Country to get wet, warm weather for spring

Mystery surrounds injured man

Tauranga police are trying to identify an injured man who they only know as “Dave”.




Politics


Key hints at ‘moderate’ tax cuts in debate

Prime Minister John Key has given a strong signal there will be tax cuts on offer if the Government wins a third term.


Key ‘condemns’ Slater’s smear campaign

Prime Minister John Key has for the first time said he doesn’t like the way Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater operates.


Political opinions of your average Kiwi – Betty

Opinion: John ‘Bantam’ Key takes debate

It was a real street-fighter debate. Toe to toe, and blow for stuff.








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