Election 2014

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…

David Shearer: Labour doesn’t need leadership fight distraction

- Cunliffe: Dotcom’s action’s ‘reprehensible’ –

Election results 2014: David Cunliffe blames bizarre Dotcom

Rodney Hide: Half-baked hijack buried policies

We have had the election. But before we all move on, let’s deal with one thing: the election campaign coverage was a disgrace.We had 15 parties and 554 candidates vying for our vote. There was policy galore. There were numerous…


Landslide no mandate for reform – teachers

The NZEI says it will continue to fight against the Government’s plans to reform the education system, despite the weekend’s historic landslide.

Councillor quits over Maori seat vote

A New Plymouth District Councillor and former SAS soldier-turned-reality TV contestant has quit his job in anger over a vote allowing a Maori seat on the council.

Cyclist dies two weeks after crash

Conference to focus on disaster response lessons

A conference is underway in Wellington to explore how we can improve our response to natural disasters.


New MPs learn the ropes at Parliament

The halls of power can be a daunting prospect for new MPs, but they’ve been given a crash course in how Parliament works, including figuring out the labyrinthine building.

Labour Party in civil war over leadership

Labour is in crisis tonight with leader David Cunliffe apparently refusing to give up the leadership, despite the party’s humiliating election defeat.

Key extends olive branch to Peters

Protesters demand action on climate change

World leaders are just hours away from convening at the UN Climate Summit, but there’s already doubt the meeting will achieve the bold commitments hoped for.

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