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Election 2014

New MPs expected to be sworn-in on 20 October

John Key.

Prime Minister-elect John Key expects new MPs to be sworn-in to Parliament on 20 October, once he has formed a new Government. He has begun talking with National's last term partners. (VIDEO)

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Cunliffe calls for leadership primary

David Cunliffe after conceding defeat in Election 2014.

Labour leader David Cunliffe will recommend to his caucus the party go through a full leadership primary in which the party's MPs, members and affiliated unions all vote. (AUDIO)

Number of seats for each party in Parliament after the 2014 general election

Severe weather for most of the country

Dark clouds gather during a previous storm over Castlepoint, Wairarapa.

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow with gales forecast for the eastern coasts of both Islands, central New Zealand and the upper North Island.

'No' voters duped by vows - Salmond

 Pro-independence voters march down Edinburgh's Royal Mile to protest Scotland's referendum results.

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, says he is surprised at the speed with which Britain's main political parties are reneging on commitments to Scotland, following the vote against independence. Voters rejected independence by 55% to 45%.

Otago thrash Waikato, Lions lose again

Young Waikato star Damian McKenzie

Otago have shocked Premiership visitors Waikato with an historic 38-7 bonus point thrashing, while Wellington's winless streak was stretched to six straight by Tasman.

West Coast clear-felling 'outrageous'

An aerial view of Jackson Bay on the West Coast of New Zealand.

Some West Coast residents say they are upset by a new case of native forest being clear-felled - with one describing it as "ghastly" and "morally outrageous".

FijiFirst leader claims victory

Frank Bainimarama

The former Fiji military commander has declared victory in the country's landmark election in an address to party supporters in Suva.

Reedy taught valuable lessons for life

Amster Reedy.

Ngāti Porou teacher and mentor Amster Reedy is being remembered as a man who instilled a sense of pride and inspiration about being Māori in an urban environment.

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