There is no doubt ''coat-tailing'' gives MMP a bad name.
There is no doubt creatures great and small occupy special
places in the hearts and lives of New Zealanders.
Prime Minister John Key got straight back to business
yesterday, sealing support deals with United Future leader
Peter Dunne and first-time Act New Zealand MP David Seymour.
It can be difficult to debate Maori issues without fostering
resentment or the matter being reduced to name calling.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says they are monsters
Prime Minister John Key and Solid Energy have some questions
to address on the safety or otherwise of entering the drift
at Pike River Mine following the release of a report this
While the focus in the aftermath of the election rout has
been on the woes of the Labour Party, the Greens should also
be soul-searching and contemplating where to from here.
New Zealand, through Foreign Minister Murray McCully, has
this week congratulated Frank Bainimarama on winning the
Labour is on the rack, with its worst poll result since 1922.
Interviewed on television just before midnight on election
day, Prime Minister John Key demonstrated why he is so
There is a time to be brave and bold, often such admirable
Tommorow, the only poll that counts during the 2014 election
will take place.
The invention and subsequent development of firearms changed
Allegations by former National Security Agency worker Edward
Snowden of a United States spy facility in Auckland - and
another in the country's north - are clearly of interest to
New Zealand citizens.
The self-styled Islamic State's actions have been so barbaric
and threatening that the United States and parts of the rest
of the world are feeling compelled to respond.
The news two young Dunedin heterosexual men were marrying to
win a radio station competition and a trip to the 2015 Rugby
World Cup in England has, not unreasonably, raised concerns.
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