Otago Daily Times: Political News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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