Election 2014

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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 …

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
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
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
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…

Harawira loses two votes in recount
Harawira loses two votes in recount

The number of votes for Mana leader Hone Harawira has been cut by two after a recount in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.

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

English wary on tax take, could threaten surplus
English wary on tax take, could threaten surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial…

Harawira calls for recount

Mana leader Hone Harawira has applied to the Electoral Commission for a recount of votes in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.

Roger Douglas: Labour needs vision reboot

Sir Roger Douglas writes: The election was an absolute disaster for Labour. The party's inability to deal with the result…

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…

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Politics videos

Key: Labour being briefed on Isis
video Key: Labour being briefed on Isis

Prime Minister John Key will look for cross-party support for any Kiwi involvement in military action against Isis, he says…

Key: Greens write National letter
Decision on Isis commitment soon - Key
NZ wins UN Security Council seat
Key: Anti-Isis summit 'regular meeting'
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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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John Armstrong on politics

Taxpayer the loser in English's reform
Taxpayer the loser in English's reform

Bill English's masterplan to radically "reform" the Labour-initiated, octogenarian state housing scheme has all the hallmarks…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour
Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour

Attempts to put a ban on the word female in Labour have failed. It seems to be like having a sore tooth they can't help…

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Toby Manhire

Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland
Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland

In Britain, they get the Queen to hold her nose and announce - "my government will..." - the legislative programme. We get…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom
Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's success, and so can we expect a fairly boring third term National…

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