Election: Rise in voter turnout
Election: Rise in voter turnout

Just over 77 per cent of voters took to the ballot boxes this weekend - a small increase in turnout from the last election. More…

National makes plans for Government

John Key expects to run a centrist Government for the next term with the support of Act, United Future and the Maori Party…

Harre: I should've pulled Dotcom

Internet Pary leader believes the right's vilification of Kim Dotcom, and the left's failure to counter it, cost David Cunliffe…

Shearer: No leadership fight distraction

Labour Party needs to focus on getting the fundamentals right and not on a leadership battle, says former leader David Shearer…

John Armstrong on politics

Cunliffe 'misread the public mood' Cunliffe 'misread the public mood'

What the public wanted to hear from him was a large…

Opinion: Desperate Labour pains Opinion: Desperate Labour pains

As National began to slide in the polls last week…

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Dotcom 'reprehensible'
Dotcom 'reprehensible'

Labour leader David Cunliffe has lashed out at Kim Dotcom as "reprehensible" after last night's loss.

Act brand 'tarnished'
Act brand 'tarnished'

Act's leader Jamie Whyte has conceded that his future as the party's leader outside of Parliament is uncertain.

Election 2014: Your new MPs
Election 2014: Your new MPs

These are the candidates who will represent their parties as Members of Parliament.

Dotcom - Mana's 'achilles heel'
Dotcom - Mana's 'achilles heel'

'I’ve always voted for Harawira since he’s been running, but yesterday I gave my party vote to National, and my candidate…


Turei: It was Labour's mistake
Turei: It was Labour's mistake

United opposition could have fought the "swing to the right" but Labour didn't want to be part of it…

$2.7m later - and no result

Conservative leader unfazed about millions he has personally spent, but says he will have to begin saving if his party is…

Cunliffe hits out at 'bizarre' Dotcom

But Labour leader credits National for running a slick, well-funded, well-resourced campaign.

Even a winning PM has to wait

John Key takes his wife, Bronagh, out for a relaxing Sunday morning coffee before his hectic schedule catches up with him…

Nicky Hager should have read this
Nicky Hager should have read this

Nicky Hager, Glenn Greenwald and Kim Dotcom should have paid more attention to Dirty Politics before…

Peters lashes out at Labour, Greens

Winston Peters says NZ First will be the "leading opposition party" and blames Labour and Greens for election rout. "They…

But wait - look who's back

The unceremonious resignation of Judith Collins as a minister seems to have made no difference to her candidate vote.

Deal with NZ First 'highly unlikely'

National's campaign director Steven Joyce says Winston Peters "lining himself up for the argument of leading the opposition"…

Twitter reaction to #Vote2014nz

The happy, the sad and the quirky. Twitter responds to last night's election result.

Road ends for Internet-Mana
Road ends for Internet-Mana

After months of trying to set the agenda for the election, Kim Dotcom last night saw the aspirations…

Kiwis have their say around the world

Kiwis based in some of the most far-flung places on Earth still managed to have their say on election day.

Cunliffe: Result 'not all bad'

In a frosty and combative interview this morning, David Cunliffe admitted the party's worst result since 1922 was 'not great'…

Minor parties stay minnows

Election 2014 was a night to forget for the minor parties as the National juggernaut left the Conservative Party, the Greens…

Rodney Hide: Half-baked hijack buried policies

We have had the election. But before we all move on, let's deal with one thing: the election campaign coverage was a disgrace…

Mud fight left few clean players
Mud fight left few clean players

Sports reporter Andrew Alderson usually spends his Saturday nights covering the big matches. This week…

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Claire Trevett on politics

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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

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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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