Election 2014

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Peter Lyons: Election is over, fire up the barbie
Peter Lyons: Election is over, fire up the barbie

Sometimes it is necessary to put aside economic and political issues and reflect on more fundamental aspects of our culture…

Liam Dann: How's the economy? You choose.
Liam Dann: How's the economy? You choose.

Liam Dann offers up five reasons for economic gloom and five reasons for cheer.

Editorial: Labour must get leadership right this time
Editorial: Labour must get leadership right this time

Far too late for his own good, David Cunliffe has done the right thing by resigning.

Jack Tame: Ugly election aftermath emerges
Jack Tame: Ugly election aftermath emerges

Logging into Facebook this time last week, you'd have thought the sky had fallen: the Nats were in, the left had bombed…

Cunliffe's full resignation statement
Cunliffe's full resignation statement

"I have today decided to resign the leadership of the Labour Party, effective from the end of caucus on Tuesday."

Labour's years of leadership pain
Labour's years of leadership pain

The latest leadership issue in the Labour Party comes on the heels of years of resignations, criticisms and a lack of confidence…

Cunliffe resigns as leader
Cunliffe resigns as leader

But he announces his intention to run in leadership contest as rival Grant Robertson confirms he will seek nomination.

The Herald Hot Seat

Politicians on God and stuff
Politicians on God and stuff

What do the party leaders think about flags and cannabis and which one doesn't believe in life after…

'Hone doesn't have a mortgage on looking after the poor'

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says that Labour ruling out the Internet Mana Party from ministerial posts showed…

Cunliffe: 'I'm not a cry baby'

Labour leader David Cunliffe on doing a deal with the Greens and being in touch with his emotions

How would you fix inequality?

What do the party leaders think about inequality in NZ? Hear their answers in our Fast Fire video series.

America's Cup bid: Pay up or pass?
America's Cup bid: Pay up or pass?

What do the party leaders think about the taxpayer subsidising another America's Cup bid? Hear their…

Key predicts Cabinet shake-up

John Key on who'll be in his Cabinet and what job they'll be doing if he wins power at the election.

Cunliffe not standing down if he loses

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into 2017 election, even if the party loses at the…

'We want senior cabinet positions'

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions…

Greens 'won't be shut out again'

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they…

Third cab off the rank can be powerful
Third cab off the rank can be powerful

Wairiki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is no political novice but he is facing his first election as Maori Party…

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Election 2014

Paul Thomas: 'Moment of Truth' just sinking in now
Paul Thomas: 'Moment of Truth' just sinking in now

Dotcom’s distractions couldn’t derail democratic process, and the resulting backfire left perpetrators…

Civilian Party gets the last laugh - by beating Horan

The joker in this year's political pack, Ben Uffindell, is claiming success in last weekend's election after his Civilian…

What's wrong with Labour?

As the party licks its wounds after a demoralising election defeat, the Weekend Herald asked four commentators with inside…

John Roughan: Fiction could not have had a more perfect ending

Have we ever seen a more stunning election result? Watching the campaign it was hard to believe the attack on the character…

Election 2014 Archives

Politics videos

Labour leadership: 'Keep it seemly'
video Labour leadership: 'Keep it seemly'

Labour is likely to head into its leadership contest within 6-8 weeks rather than wait for a review of the party's performance…

Labour's new leadership contest
Key: Assessing Isis security alert
Key: Won't rule out SAS
Cunliffe resigns....for now
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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble
Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble

Prime Minister John Key signed two insurance agreements yesterday in the form of confidence and supply deals with Act and…

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John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Labour's shop of horrors
John Armstrong: Labour's shop of horrors

Is brand "Labour" depreciating so rapidly in electoral value that the party's long-term future is now in serious jeopardy?…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes
Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes

While Labour was occupied with brow-smiting and vows of silence, the PM sailed into Labour territory for a bit more pillaging…

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Toby Manhire

Toby Manhire: Cunliffe goes from slopes to ropes
Toby Manhire: Cunliffe goes from slopes to ropes

The dreamlike quality of the 2014 election was only confirmed yesterday when New Zealand woke to discover that everything…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?
Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?

Will tomorrow's Dotcom/Greenwald revelations about state surveillance change anything in the lead up to polling day? Bryce…

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