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Key, Dunne kick off new government talks

John Key, right, meets with United Future Leader Peter Dunne.

Election 2014 - John Key and United Future leader Peter Dunne are meeting today as the prime minister-elect begins putting together a new government. (VIDEO)

Tussling starts for Labour's top job

David Cunliffe.

Election 2014 - At least three Labour MPs have hinted that they may consider challenging the party's leader David Cunliffe after Labour's disastrous election loss. (AUDIO)

Dunedin man jailed for bar killing

Stephen Fernyhough at sentencing this morning in High Court in Dunedin.

A Dunedin demolition worker has been jailed for five years for killing a man in an Octagon bar in April. Stephen Fernyhough pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Cruden left behind after night out

Aaron Cruden, Sydney, 2014.

The All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden will miss the last two matches of the Rugby Championship after missing the flight to Argentina after a night out drinking.

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Our dedicated section includes live coverage from the night and how it played out, a full range of results, analysis and the latest news relating to Election 2014.

Wild weather across the country

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High winds, hail and snow have caused problems around the country this morning. MetService has warned of winds reaching 120 kms per hour on the east coast of both Islands.

Cameron stands by Scotland pledges

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, says Scotland will get more autonomy.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, says Scotland will get more autonomy, after Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, accused him of trickery. (AUDIO)

Jason Ede resigns from National

About 2500 party supporters attended the National Party campaign launch in Manukau.

One of John Key's former senior advisors, who played a central role in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book, Jason Ede has resigned from the National Party, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

Teenage girl assaulted in Taupo


The police in Taupo are looking for a man they say committed a brazen and opportunistic sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Bainimarama to be sworn in today

Frank Bainimarama

With the final tally of votes announced in Fiji, the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will be sworn in as Prime Minister at a ceremony in Suva later today.

Man United self-destruct in thriller

Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United and assistant, Ryan Giggs. 2014.

Manchester United's stuttering start to the season has continued after they let a 3-1 lead slip to lose 5-3 at Leicester City in an enthralling Premier League football match.

Call for Kingitanga to unite Maori

Annette Sykes

Mana Party co-vice president Annette Sykes wants the Kingitanga to step in and help reconcile the political division within Maoridom. Labour won in six of the Maori electorates.

Fonterra expects big profit drop


Fonterra's financial result for the year ended 31 July will be issued later this week, with profit expected to be about $0.5 billion less then it earned the year before.

Hinds Plains water, land use change

Canterbury Regional Council is to notify about land and  water use changes.

Canterbury Regional Council will be notifying the latest changes in its land and water plan this coming weekend. It covers the Hinds-Hekeao Plains catchment.