Election 2014


Flavell given portfolio renamed to reflect ‘new focus’ on Maori future

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell’s appointment to head the newly rebranded Maori Development portfolio reflects a new focus for what used to be Maori Affairs, Prime Minister John Key says.Mr Flavell was appointed as Maori…


Final election results in: National loses majority

• National loses a seat• Greens gain a seat• Andrew Little is safe The National Party can no longer govern alone as the final election results left them with one fewer seat than on election night.That seat will…


Bryce Edwards: Labour’s fraction too much friction

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…




National


St James Theatre gets new life

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre will be restored and a neighbouring 39-level residential tower built in a project expected to create thousands of jobs.


Sandwich gang humbled by offers

Gang members have been left speechless by a flood of public support for their programme feeding sandwiches to schoolkids.


Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at age 82

Nasa captures the sound of space

It could be mistaken for an artsy film score, but Nasa’s soundtrack contains actual electromagnetic recording taken from throughout the solar system.




Politics


Govt’s third term focus on housing, poverty

During the State Opening of Parliament, the Governor-General read a speech written by John Key which set out the Government’s plan for the next three years.


Trevor Mallard chosen as Assistant Speaker

Veteran Labour MP and sometime trouble-maker Trevor Mallard has been appointed as one of Parliament’s two Assistant Speakers.


UK warned not to quit EU

Study: ‘Unsolvable’ conflicts driven by false motives

Many of the world’s conflicts may be driven by each side falsely believing the other to be acting out of hate, according to new research.








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