While most New Zealanders have had their say in the next
Government, those who cast special votes are yet to be
included in the election tally.
A collection of senior National MPs have flown in to Auckland
to discuss with John Key what shape the next Government
Firebug Shane Reid is likely to strike again, says a
detective who first met the tiny dyslexic arsonist more than
a decade ago.
Iwi want to be major players if the new National Government
goes through with its planned state asset sales, Maori Party
leader Tariana Turia says.
While politics are on the minds of most this morning, an
Auckland Lotto Powerball winner is celebrating a win of more
than $6 million.
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has held off Labour's Kelvin
Davis to retain Te Tai Tokerau.
MMP looks set to stay, with more than half the advance
referendum votes in favour of the current electoral system.
United Future leader Peter Dunne says he could play a pivotal
role in a challenging new Parliament after he held on to his
Ohariu seat with an increased majority.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is celebrating retaining
Te Tai Hauauru but lamenting the loss of Te Tai Tonga MP
With a new lease on life, New Zealand First leader Winston
Peters strutted into a jubilant atmosphere after a historic
result gave him a ticket back to Parliament after three years
in the political wilderness.
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