Election 2014

Te Tai Tokerau: Peters backs Labour’s Kelvin Davis

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour’s Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau — the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.His endorsement in Paihia today follows a claim from Mana…

Election diary: On the buses with Key and Cunliffe

David Cunliffe and John Key are on the road before election day. Isaac Davison will be providing a live blog of the Prime Minister’s two-day trip on the National campaign bus while Claire Trevett will be with Mr Cunliffe. Join us…

Fourth debate: No power sharing with Peters

Key v Cunliffe: Who won the fourth debate?

John ArmstrongWinner: David Cunliffe The half-hour format meant that it felt like it was over before it had even begun. A civilised affair summed up by a handshake between the two leaders at the conclusion. The debate revealed…


Disgraced jockey David Walker found guilty

Jockey David Walker has been found guilty of one of racing’s most serious charges of pulling up his mount and profiting by betting on a rival.

Political endorsements rare in New Zealand

New Zealand doesn’t do political endorsements. Not directly anyway.

Little known about rare porpoise

Video: Ryan Crotty shaves beard for charity

All Black midfielder Ryan Crotty has lost one of his best friends – but it’s all for a good cause.


No selfies in polling booths

Voters could be fined for taking pictures inside polling booths for Saturday’s General Election.

Battleground seats: Central Auckland

Auckland Central is a marginal electorate, with more voters in their twenties than any other.

Final push to enrol unregistered voters

Decision 14: The micro parties

Can’t bring yourself to vote for Labour or National this year, but don’t like the look of any of the minor parties either? How about taking a punt on a micro party?

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