Dene Mackenzie

National powering on

National powering on

Prime Minister John Key will be in a hurry to deliver on some immediate policy gains after he led National to a landslide win in the election on Saturday.

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Labour Party deputy leader David Parker is poised to play a pivotal role in the rebirth of a new Labour movement, based on what the party emerged from 98 years ago.

Curran strong-willed and passionate

Curran strong-willed and passionate

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has been working for a Labour victory - but political editor Dene Mackenzie reports she may win even if Labour loses tomorrow.

Fed signals higher interest rates coming

Fed signals higher interest rates coming

New Zealand exporters may start feeling better about their prospects after the United States Federal Reserve yesterday calmly signalled higher interest rates were on the way.

Today last chance for eligible voters to enrol

Today last chance for eligible voters to enrol

Today is the last day eligible voters can enrol to participate in tomorrow's election and Enrolment Services national manager Murray Wicks says it is not too late, but action must be taken today.

Parties promise some big spending

Parties promise some big spending

The 2014 election has been marked by some big spending promises, the Taxpayers Union says.

National in poll position but Peters the outlier

National in poll position but Peters the outlier

COMMENT: National is on track to win a commanding majority of votes tomorrow, but the man of the moment continues to be New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Upstaged in final face-off

Upstaged in final face-off

Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe are both confident of forming a government after Saturday's election but the spectre of two other players overshadowed their final debate last night.

Deal with Craig may be on horizon

Deal with Craig may be on horizon

With New Zealand's MMP system of voting, the party vote decides how many MPs each party will have in Parliament after each election. However, there still remain some key must-win electorates to ensure some MPs and parties return, stay or enter Parliament. Political editor DeneMackenzie explains.

Greens say poverty report misleading

Greens say poverty report misleading

A report out yesterday gave a misleading impression of inequality and poverty in New Zealand, Green co-leader Metiria Turei said.