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Election: National gains; Labour, Greens vote falls

National win three more years

Three more years they chanted at the National Party headquarters as the scale of their resounding victory in Election 2014…

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Election's moment of truth

Forget dirty politics, high-profile scalps and accusations of lies and spies - John Key swept all aside last night to win an historic third term as Prime Minister.

Road ends for Internet-Mana

After months of trying to set the agenda for the election, Kim Dotcom last night saw the aspirations of his political party crash and burn.

Minor parties stay minnows

Election 2014 was a night to forget for the minor parties as the National juggernaut left the Conservative Party, the Greens, New Zealand First, internet-Mana, the Maori…

Leeches save thumb after accident

A girl whose thumb was left dangling from her hand by a single tendon after a freak washing machine accident has a crack surgical team - and leeches - to thank for saving…

Helping those who slip through net

A former first-class cricketer dressed in an old suit and tie and armed with a note knocked on the office doors of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association in Mt…

Election 2014



Bach owners offer daily discount

The owners of a bach in the fishing village of Kaiaua in Franklin reckon they have the right bait for prospective buyers - dropping their price by $100 a day.

Towering vision for Auckland cityscape

A block of Auckland CBD land with plans for the construction of what would be the city's tallest skyscraper is for sale. Purchase of the…


Fiji election complaints

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory.

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Trumpeting the quiet achiever

A couple of things became clear about Ben Smith last week. The first is that he's probably the most natural and best-equipped footballer New Zealand has produced in…


Cricket: Kane's champion knock

If you're married to test cricket, Kane Williamson's unbeaten century against the Cape Cobras in the Champions League was enough to generate adulterous Twenty20 thoughts…

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