Election 2014

Peters endorses Labour candidate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour's Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau -- the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.

Peters endorses Labour candidate

Peters endorses Labour candidate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour's Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau -- the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different party.

Colin Craig's press secretary quits

Colin Craig's press secretary quits

Conservative leader Colin Craig was reportedly unaware that his press secretary of two years had quit her job today, just two days before the election.

Young on benefits targeted

The National Party has released some ambitious targets for the reduction of benefit numbers, including offering incentive payments for beneficiaries to stay in work for a set period of time.

Power sharing deal ruled out

Power sharing deal ruled out

Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have ruled out any power sharing agreement that would see New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as prime minister.

Peters - PM failed to stop shutdown of tour company

Peters - PM failed to stop shutdown of tour company

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of failing to intervene as Tourism Minister in the American purchase of a high country station which has led to the closure of a long-running local tour company.

Cunliffe sought reassurance from Clark on spying

Cunliffe sought reassurance from Clark on spying

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he has sought reassurance from former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark about the party's role in recent spying revelations.

Think politics stinks? You may be right

Think politics stinks? You may be right

A new study reveals that people prefer the smell of others with similar political opinions.

Peters' popularity hits three-year high

Peters' popularity hits three-year high

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' personal popularity has reached a three-year high, according to a new poll.

Harawira dismisses poll

Harawira dismisses poll

A poll showing the race for the Te Tai Tokerau electorate is neck and neck has been dismissed by Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira -- but Labour's Kelvin Davis says it backs his party's own polls, showing the seat is within his grasp.

National pledge to slash benefits

National pledge to slash benefits

National has announced further steps to try to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for jobs and bonus payments for those who stay in a job for a certain period of time.

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