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National staffer quits after scandal
National staffer quits after scandal

Jason Ede, a former Beehive staffer in the PM's office, who was widely quoted in the Dirty Politics book, has quit his position…

Winter's last gasp? Weather to worsen

Updated Thought spring was here? Think again. Cold air moving up the country is on its way north, with severe gales across NZ and…

Almost a million didn't vote

Up on last time, but one of the worst voter turnouts this century.

PM's memo: No arrogance

John Key yesterday began his third term as Prime Minister with a strict warning to National MPs and ministers: don't get…

Woman punched shark to escape
Woman punched shark to escape

Shark attacks invoke intense fear for most people - but for activist Elissa Sursara, being bitten through her torso by one…

The fatal gamble that lost Internet-Mana
The fatal gamble that lost Internet-Mana

Ill-discipline, mini-scandals and Kim Dotcom's silence during The Moment of Truth damaged Internet-Mana's vote and may yet…

Cops deny being caught out over review
Cops deny being caught out over review

Emails reveal that police bosses sought assurances in the wake of significant problems with burglary statistics in South…

Suit turns to activism
Suit turns to activism

Green MP-in-waiting James Shaw admits he didn't appeal to the protester-activist core of the party when he showed up to…

National

New-to-blue MPs ready to make their mark
New-to-blue MPs ready to make their mark

Whangarei's new MP is a high-achieving doctor who was called on by the New Zealand Embassy to help in…

So where does that leave Winston?

Winston Peters yesterday appeared dead-set on taking a leading role in opposition against John Key's new Government but…

Labour's MPs set sights on Cunliffe

Less than 24 hours after Labour's historic drubbing at the polls and the knives were already out, with the party's MPs scrambling…

Peters a political hero, NZ First MP

If loyalty to the leader is highly valued, it's not hard to see why new New Zealand First MP Fletcher Tabueau rocketed his…

Flavell open to olive branch
Flavell open to olive branch

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says he is not ruling out extending an olive branch to Mana…

Election 2014: Labour clings on to Chch seats

Labour has clung on to its three Christchurch seats, but is puzzled and dismayed at National's clean sweep of party votes…

Rurawhe has big shoes to fill

Te Tai Hauauru MP Adrian Rurawhe says he's got big shoes to fill - even if they belong to an opposition MP, who happens…

Highest number of Pasifika MPs

This election has seen the highest ever number of Pasifika candidates voted in as members of parliament.

Labour down to 12 women in caucus

Labour has lost four list MPs and, critically for the party that aimed to have a 45 per cent female caucus, three were women…

Collins back, with less support
Collins back, with less support

Former minister Judith Collins is returning to Parliament but appears to have been punished by voters…

Election 2014: Mixed bag in new House

The new Parliament is a melting pot of ethnicities and religions - but one thing has stayed the same, it's a male-dominated…

11 votes later, candidate's vanished

Losing elections by spectacular margins appears to be an art form for the lowest-polling political candidate.

Coffey relaxes after weathering campaign

Former television man Tamati Coffey's first politics bid may have fallen short, but that doesn't mean he'll be returning…

Tongan speaker wins huge support

Labour's new Manukau East MP and Parliament's first Tongan-speaking member, Jenny Salesa, says she has been overwhelmed…

Craig: In it for the long haul
Craig: In it for the long haul

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says he is in politics for life and will not be deterred by another…

Herald-DigiPoll came closest to winner

The Herald -DigiPoll survey came closest to predicting the final election result, an analysis of the four major polls shows…

Labour caught by high tide

A high tide that swept centre-right parties to their historic victory rose most strongly in Labour's traditional South Auckland…

Dirty Politics author gives his verdict

The election turned out like it did because the attack politics described in Dirty Politics work, says its author Nicky…

Election 2014: 53.1% of Maori cast a vote

Just over half the available voters in the Maori electorates had voted by election day.

Our brand is tarnished: Act
Our brand is tarnished: Act

Jamie Whyte has conceded his future as the Act Party's leader outside of Parliament is uncertain and…

Crumbs off the buoyant PM's table

The election success of National has weakened the bargaining power of their support parties.

Greens leadership plot a political blueprint

The Green Party is vowing to keep its ties with Labour and has no plans to dramatically change tack by aligning with National…

Indian MP dispels NZ First 'myth'

Mumbai born and educated New Zealand First MP-in-waiting Mahesh Bindra says he is living proof the party and its leader…

Editorial: Remarkable feat may lead Key as far as fourth term
Editorial: Remarkable feat may lead Key as far as fourth term

John Key's achievement on Saturday is historically remarkable.

300,000 special votes still to be counted

Just under 300,000 special votes are still to be counted before the election result is official, prolonging the anxiety…

Young cop praised for dramatic river rescue

A recently-graduated police officer has been praised for his bravery after rescuing a woman who jumped 15m from a bridge…

Election aftermath: Winners and losers

A day after National's strong win in the 2014 general election, APNZ reporter Patrice Dougan wraps up today's aftermath.

'Sports stars won't have the book thrown at them'

The Electoral Commission is reviewing complaints about breaches the Electoral Act - including tweets by prominent sportsmen…

Helpers sought to stash cash
Helpers sought to stash cash

The organiser of a Facebook sensation where followers go on a treasure hunt to find money hidden in…

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Opinion

Sideswipe: Dunny fun Sideswipe: Dunny fun

Toilet Humour Flouts Law.

Election TV: Mad, sad & glad Election TV: Mad, sad & glad

TV blogger Paul Casserly picks the best and worst…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: September 22 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 22

Current events, geography, history, trivia ... Test…

Herald daily quiz: September 21 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 21

Current events, geography, history, trivia ... Test…

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Education

Board sacks principal
Board sacks principal

Kawakawa Primary School principal Peter Witana has been dismissed after an investigation raised financial…

'Rugby-mad' pupils meet Fox
Hundertwasser makes an entrance
School looks to gain from new complex
New poll to gauge student success
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: No wind? No probs
Sideswipe: No wind? No probs

No wind? No problem. "The Scottish flag was flying high in Glenfield, but there was no wind so look what they had to do…

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Element magazine

Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf
Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf

Millions of mussels rejected from supermarket supply are being used to help boost water quality and marine life in Auckland's…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast

The weather forecast for election day is far from perfect but there will still be plenty of opportunities to get out and…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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