Election 2014


Greens in the Hot Seat: ‘No more shut-outs’

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they could possibly be co-deputy Prime Ministers.Here they talk about their aspirations in the Herald’s Hot Seat…


Greens: ‘We want senior cabinet positions’

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions that reflect their party’s priorities, social justice and the economy.And they say that the possibility…


Maori Party’s ‘three humble votes’ make a difference

Increasing top tax rate about fairness, say Greens

The Green Party’s policy of raising the top tax rate to generate close to $1 billion to tackle child poverty is not about penalising the rich but sharing the benefits of wealth more fairly, co-leader Metiria Turei says.If the Greens…




National


What are the hidden messages in major party ads?

National and Labour’s 2014 political party ads have so far been unsurprising – advertising guru Mike Hutcheson joins Paul to dissect the advertisements.


Japanese educator world’s oldest man

 A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognised as the world’s oldest living man. 


Treaty plan on the move

Hair-raising row gets chop

Dunedin secondary  school pupil Kurtis Bain and his principal David Hunter have come to an agreement over a haircut the school deemed to be extreme.




Politics


Labour determined to keep surplus

Labour still plans to run surpluses, despite yesterday’s fiscal update showing lower-than-expected tax revenue.


Speed Dates with the Leaders: Jamie Whyte

As New Zealand gets closer to September 20, Rebecca Wright went to find out what sort ideas are rattling around in ACT Leader Jamie Whyte head


National, Whale Oil behind sneaky MP photos

Collins ‘unwise’ to pass information to Slater

John Key concedes it was “unwise” for Judith Collins to give Cameron Slater information which was used on his Whale Oil blog.








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