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Victory for Peters in Northland by-election

Victory for Peters in Northland by-election

NZ First leader Winston Peters has delivered National a humiliating bloodied nose in the Northland by-election, with a majority of 4012 votes after the counting - a massive turnabout from National's 9000 majority just six months ago.

Nats hold off on Northland promises

Nats hold off on Northland promises

Prime Minister John Key has admitted National held off on making more new promises for Northland because of concerns about the way they would be portrayed following a backlash at the 'Ten Bridges' policy.

Commanding lead for Peters - poll

Commanding lead for Peters - poll

A second poll has NZ First leader Winston Peters with a commanding lead in the Northland byelection just a day out from polling day.

I'm not out of race, says Osborne

I'm not out of race, says Osborne

National's Northland byelection candidate Mark Osborne told supporters to brace themselves for some bad polls yesterday but insisted he was not out of the race.

Nats' flag-bearer defends trust role

Nats' flag-bearer defends trust role

National's Northland candidate, Mark Osborne, has defended his work for a community centre he set up which is now under review by the Far North District Council.

McCully returning from Iraq

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is on his way back to New Zealand from Iraq after a trip there to negotiate an agreement on the terms of deployment for 143 New Zealand military trainers in May.

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