Election 2014

John Key declares victory for the National Party.

Election Night LIVE - As it happened

The National Party has won the 2014 election by a broad margin. It is set to have 61 seats in a 121 seat Parliament, with enough support to govern alone. Political Reporter Liz Banas watched events unfold. (VIDEO)

John Key and Te Ururoa Flavell.

Maori Party signs up to another 3 years

The Maori Party has agreed to support the National-led Government for three more years, with co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell picking up three ministerial appointments.

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Votes void due to non-enrolment

The Electoral Commission says it will write to nearly 29,000 people who voted on election day when they had not enrolled to vote, and therefore had their votes disallowed.

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POLL of POLLS with Colin James

National got 48.1% on election night figures, while the Poll of Polls trend was pointing to 47.5%, which is where National will end up if it loses 0.6% on special votes as happened in 2011.

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Party leaders talk about themselves

Under the grill - In our final question to the leaders of parties represented in parliament, we asked what they prefered most - cats or dogs? (VIDEO)

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ECONOMY - The battle of ideas

Economic questions remain crucial to NZ households, and the parties are competing to convince voters they have the answers. It's one of the election's Big Issues.

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