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


ANZ moves jobs to India

ANZ is moving 20 jobs overseas and will not rule out “offshoring” more jobs to cheap labour as it pursues greater cost-efficiency.


Man guilty of ‘loud music’ murder

A US man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager who was playing loud music in a car in a Florida carpark.


Dog attack teen has surgery

Fetus found at Christchurch treatment plant

The body of a fetus has been found at Christchurch’s wastewater treatment plant.




Politics


New Labour leader by November

The Labour Party will have a new leader by mid-November, with a timetable for the primary-style contest being confirmed by the party’s ruling council.


Cunliffe’s wife behind anonymous Twitter account

David Cunliffe’s wife Karen Price has issued an apology, after being outed as running a Twitter account attacking Labour MPs and critics.


Video: Cunliffe, Robertson arrive at Labour leadership caucus

White House intruder got further than thought – report

An intruder armed with a knife who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, a report says.








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