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Election 2014

Key pledges again not to veer to the right

John Key on election night.

Leader of the National Party John Key, who has won a fresh mandate to be Prime Minister, is starting to pull together his Government saying he wants to avoid "third term arrogance". (VIDEO)


David Cunliffe in fight for survival

David Cunliffe.

Labour leader David Cunliffe is in a fight for survival, clashing with senior MPs within his own party over where it has gone wrong. Labour has slumped to just under 25 percent of the vote. (AUDIO)

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

Snow closes Desert Road

The Desert Road is closed due to snow.

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.

Global protests over climate change

Climate protest

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 different locations.

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.

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".

Bainimarama win due to multi-ethnic appeal

Voters in Fiji wait for the polls to open.

A Pacific studies academic Steven Ratuva says Frank Bainimarama's landslide victory in the Fiji election is mainly due to his appeal to all ethnicities.

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.