Election 2014

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…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

There is speculation Labour’s deputy leader David Parker may resign from the position as jostling over the leadership of the party ramps up.It is a step that would effectively be a vote of no confidence in current leader David Cunliffe…

David Parker expected to quit ahead of leadership race

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…


Youngsters lost in the dark

A group of teenagers lost in the dark on a track between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata, in Lower Hutt, has sparked a search and rescue operation.

Man found dead in Huntly

Waikato police have launched a homicide investigation after man was found dead in Huntly tonight.

Health insurers crack down on fraud

Warning after World of Wearable Arts Wellington measles case

People attending the World of Wearable Art awards in Wellington and the Queensgate Mall last week may have been exposed to measles.


Cunliffe’s wife behind anonymous Twitter account

David Cunliffe’s wife Karen Price has issued an apology, after being outed as running a Twitter account attacking Labour MPs and critics.

Video: Cunliffe, Robertson arrive at Labour leadership caucus

Outgoing Labour leader David Cunliffe says he doesn’t necessarily need the backing of the majority of caucus heading into a leadership contest.

White House intruder got further than thought – report

ACT ‘a political corpse’, says Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters has criticised John Key for signing a confidence agreement with ACT.

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