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National win three more years
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…

Cunliffe vows to stay on as Labour leader

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he will not stand down despite a heavy defeat in election 2014.

Greens in defiant mood despite results

Green Party co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei were in a defiant mood despite polling about a third less votes than…

John Armstrong: Utter triumph for John Key

An indisputable triumph for one man; a total and unmitigated disaster for his many enemies.

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Intriguing end to remarkable election campaign John Armstrong: Intriguing end to remarkable election campaign

Such has been the extraordinary nature of this election…

John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst

Hell hath no fury like a voter who feels he or she…

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Blue tide sweeps Northland
Blue tide sweeps Northland

The blue tide that has ruled over Northland for the past 40 years swept over the region again with National Party retaining…

Dotcom: I poisoned party
Dotcom: I poisoned party

Kim Dotcom said Internet-Mana lost support at the election because of him.

Peters hits out at Nats after poll surge
Peters hits out at Nats after poll surge

Winston Peters has hit out at National’s economic management, Labour’s infighting and Colin Craig’s Conservatives in his…

Campaign over - next job help Iron Man
Campaign over - next job help Iron Man

Lucy Lawless is heading back to the United States and straight back to work after two months of lending support to the Greens…

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Polls closed, now for the results
Polls closed, now for the results

In a few hours, the votes will be counted and New Zealanders will see how the cards fall and who is…

Election 2014: Decision Time

In a few hours, the votes will be counted and New Zealanders will see how the cards fall and who is likely to form the next…

Every vote, every seat

Our news app at data.nzherald.co.nz allows you explore the election results for every electorate, every candidate and every…

Advanced voting up on last election

More than 700,000 people had already voted before the polls opened today, up from 334,000 in 2011.

As it happened: Victory for National
As it happened: Victory for National

Rolling coverage of the results of the New Zealand 2014 election as they come in, with reaction and…

photos Election 2014: Election night

Election night celebrations and commiserations as the results come rolling in

Editorial: Good losers show us how lucky we are

A disputed election result in Fiji is a reminder of something that countries such as ours with a long democratic tradition…

Call to release inquiry reports

Public servant who says he was ordered to bury bad news wants the Government to release the reports it is relying on to…

Advance voting turnout likely to force rethink of electoral advertising rules

Almost a quarter of those likely to vote in this year's election have already done so through advance voting -- a turnout…

Coalition talks will be confidential, says Cunliffe
Coalition talks will be confidential, says Cunliffe

Labour leader David Cunliffe says all his coalition talks will be kept confidential if he is in a position…

Election social media rules + new tool

Facebook users can use a new tool to tell friends they have voted tomorrow -- but the Electoral Commission is warning users…

Updates: The final countdown

Today's election bus diary: While John Key was faced with protestors in Rotorua, Cunliffe was sticking to safe ground -…

Conservatives pinged for pamphlet

A Conservative Party pamphlet comparing it with rival party New Zealand First has been ruled inaccurate and in breach of…

Toby Manhire: We'll laugh about this ... in 50 years

What a time it was to be alive. In the early spring of 2014, the nation of New Zealand - as then it was known - lurched…

Opinion: Greens move past stereotype
Opinion: Greens move past stereotype

There's a sharp southwesterly blasting into Auckland's rugged west coast. It skirts the face of Lion…

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Key wins - now let's focus on real issues

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Political Polls

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The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on
Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on

There are just two days until the whistle blows on an unprecedented campaign. That campaign was most notable for the powerful…

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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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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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Matt McCarten on politics

Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...
Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...

The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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