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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…

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 likely to form the next…

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 will let you explore the election results for every electorate, every candidate and…

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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Advanced voting up on last election
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.

Live results: New Zealand election 2014
Live results: New Zealand election 2014

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

Editorial: Good losers show us how lucky we are
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
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…

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Advance voting turnout likely to force rethink of electoral advertising rules
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…

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 to form a Government…

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
Conservatives pinged for pamphlet

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

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

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

Ombudsman 'appalled' by OIA allegations

Allegations by former Customs lawyer match similar stories that have sparked a wide-ranging inquiry by Chief Ombudsman.

Ex-govt lawyer's 'bury bad news' claim

A former high-ranking Customs lawyer says he resigned from his job after allegedly being told to bury information that could…

Election 2014: Final legs turn into sprint
Election 2014: Final legs turn into sprint

Many politicians borrow campaign techniques from their international counterparts, but Labour leader…

Forming a government - how it works

The potential combinations of government formation under MMP are many and varied. The simplest and quickest would be for…

Opinion: Winners, losers before we vote

Herald political commentator John Armstrong takes a look at the election campaign highs and lows.

Men's support for Labour rises as pensioners' declines

Labour has increased its support among men to almost close the gender difference it habitually records in polls.

Brimstone Brown thunders to rally No vote at end

Tartan kilts, the skirl of bagpipes, the odd Saltire waved in the air, the audience clapping as though they were at a boisterous…

Colin Craig won't release 'I quit' email
Colin Craig won't release 'I quit' email

Conservative leader refuses to release email from former press secretary who has reportedly called him…

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The Green Party closed its 2014 Election campaign…

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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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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