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Election 2014

Election Night LIVE

Election Night LIVE - up-to-the-minute coverage from Political Reporter Liz Banas - comment, analysis, and all the results.

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National trending towards victory
John Key
The National party has a strong lead as the first votes in the General election are counted.

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John Key 'confident' as National in lead
National Party headquarters
National Party leader John Key says he's nervous but confident about the election result as the party maintains its lead in the 2014 General Election.

Election Results

Results updated every 30 seconds.

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Work to boost kidney transplants starts

hospital bed

The new National Renal Transplantation Service says extra help is on the way for those patients seeking a live donor for a kidney transplant.

Plane crash kills four in PNG

A photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows a view of the river near the town of Malalaua in the jungle of Papua New Guinea.

Four people have been killed in a charter plane crash near the capital Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Magpies defend Ranfurly Shield

Hawkes Bay's Shannan Chase. ITM Cup Rugby, Ranfurly Shield, Hawkes Bay v Bay of Plenty, McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand. Saturday, 20 September, 2014.

Hawkes Bay have successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield, dispatching Bay of Plenty 36-17 in Napier to climb to the top of provincial rugby's Championship.

Woman in hospital after river rescue

Residents are being asked to pick from three council proposals relating to the Waikato River.

Police are praising one of their newly-graduated constables for putting his own life at risk to rescue a woman who had jumped into the Waikato River.

Fiji election authorities call for proof

Fiji's Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem

The elections authorities in Fiji say they say they'll look into allegations of alleged irregularities but they're not satisfied with documents provided so far.

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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