Election 2014


Editorial: Abandoned policies show Labour’s new responsibility

The Labour Party has broken new ground in election campaigns by announcing cuts to spending that it had not announced. Leader David Cunliffe and finance spokesman David Parker called a press conference to say they had shaved $300…


Govt looking at charter rules change

Allowing tertiary institutions to run charter schools is being considered.Five of the schools opened this year and Education Minister Hekia Parata is in negotiation with those hoping to open more next year.The publicly-funded…


Election 2014: Labour’s three gender options for passports

Election 2014: Mine blast rings on in PM’s ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River miners ringing in his ears.The Prime Minister visited the West Coast yesterday and while the Pike River families…




National


Collins denies Peters’ backdoor approach claims

Justice Minister Judith Collins is emphatically denying she, or any staff member of hers, made an approach to NZ First leader Winston Peters asking if he would work with her as leader of the National Party after the election.


Drunk passengers force flight to turn around

Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight’s bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Tor…


Child suffers severe burns in alleged assault

Southland darts thrower upsets van Gerwen

An Invercargill slaughterman assumed the unlikely role of giant killer at the Sydney Darts Masters last night as New Zealand No 1 Warren Parry sensationally eliminated reigning world champion Michael van Gerwen.




Politics


National’s Epsom candidate wants votes for ACT

National is encouraging its supporters in Epsom to give their electorate vote to the ACT Party candidate, David Seymour.


Let’s Get Political: Episode 4

This week we look back at what has been one of the most eventful weeks in the campaign so far.


Full interview: Winston Peters on Judith Collins and Dirty Politics

Key and Cunliffe square off in first debate

Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe went head-to-head in the first televised leaders’ debate tonight.








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