Election 2014

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Quote of 2014 goes to...Cameron Slater
Quote of 2014 goes to...Cameron Slater

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater uttered the most memorable quote this year when he compared his role in politics to the…

John Armstrong: Mana deal was never 'till death us do part'
John Armstrong: Mana deal was never 'till death us do part'

The now-defunct pact between Hone Harawira's Mana Movement and Kim Dotcom's Internet Party was always…

126 voters referred to police for voting twice
126 voters referred to police for voting twice

The Electoral Commission has referred 126 voters to the Police for voting twice in the General Election…

Election campaign offers feast of quips
Election campaign offers feast of quips

'You work in news you puffed up piece of s***'. 'I'm sorry for being a man'. Which quote of the year would you vote for?

Dita de Boni: Kitteridge's new broom not so clean
Dita de Boni: Kitteridge's new broom not so clean

SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge helped John Key cover his butt in the leadup to the 2014 election, just like her predecessor…

Nats' strategic voting vital for Act
Nats' strategic voting vital for Act

Nearly two-thirds of National supporters voted for the Act Party's David Seymour in Epsom, newly released election data…

Jason Ede's new telecommunications job
Jason Ede's new telecommunications job

A former National staffer who resigned following the release of Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics has re-appeared with…

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

Labour leadership's turbulent ride
Labour leadership's turbulent ride

The latest leadership crisis in the Labour Party comes on the heels of years of resignations, criticisms…

House sales up 7.8pc - REINZ

The general election failed to dent September house sale volumes which rose nearly 8 per cent last month.

Editorial: Voters should have been told of reform

A carve-up of the housing portfolio in the new Cabinet has alerted the country to a radical reform the Government has in…

Harawira's votes fall on recount

After a recount of 22,000 ballot papers at a cost of $30,000, Mana leader Hone Harawira has been left with two fewer votes…

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Politics videos

Little's big speech focuses on jobs
video Little's big speech focuses on jobs

Labour leader Andrew Little has begun broadening Labour's image as as the "jobs party," not just a party for working labour…

Government's new social housing plan
Q&A with Len Brown
SIS looks to boost surveillance powers
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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General
Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General

The possibility of former Prime Minister Helen Clark leading the United Nations is a common subject of speculation.

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John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory
John Armstrong: Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory

What if the Govt toiled night and day for years to create a market for the right to house the poor and downtrodden, only…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency
Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency

Parliament wound up yesterday leaving just a sour taste lingering in the mouth. It was a most peculiar year, replete with…

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Toby Manhire

Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in
Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in

The National and Labour leaders’ grandly titled annual “state of the nation” addresses were about as dynamic as dry rot…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015
Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly wear off, leaders will stake out their visions for 2015 in speeches tomorrow…

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