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…


Armageddon, The Block delay traffic

Two big events in Auckland are causing traffic delays this afternoon.

‘Black market’ grows for Lewis Rd milk

The black market for Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk continues to grow, with people online claiming to have found counterfeit products in NZ dairies, while scalpers make hay on Trade Me.

Vanilla Ice speaks to David Farrier

Armed police would harm NZ ‘crime culture’ – panel

Former National Party president Michelle Boag and Green MP Julie Anne Genter discuss whether New Zealand police need to be armed.


What the TPP means for New Zealand

Torben Akel looks at what the controversial Pacific-wide trade deal being negotiated means for New Zealand.

Former Christchurch Council CEO’s $800k pay-out

Tony Marryatt was New Zealand’s highest paid local government executive, on a salary of more than $500,000.

Parliament needs armed guards – O’Connor

Labour seeks to reverse 10-year decline

Labour senior whip Chris Hipkins says whoever wins the party leadership will have to reverse a 10-year decline in the opinion polls.

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