Political News

Robertson calls for honest debate

Grant Robertson.

As the Labour Party sets out its timeframe to elect a new leader, candidate Grant Robertson calls for a frank and honest conversation about the future of the party. (AUDIO)

Cunliffe didn't know of wife's actions

Karen Price and David Cunliffe.

Labour leadership candidate David Cunliffe had no knowledge of a Twitter account set up by wife Karen Price in which she criticised members of his caucus, he says. (AUDIO)

Labour leadership contest hots up

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson.

Any chance of a clean fight for the Labour leadership is looking slim after David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson yesterday took pot-shots at each other. (VIDEO)

McCully accuses UN of impotence

Murray McCully.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has accused the United Nations Security Council of paralysis and impotence, saying it is time for actions in the world's war zones. (AUDIO)

Labour aims to keep leadership race 'seemly'

Labour Party acting leader David Parker and acting deputy Annette King.

Labour wants to keep its leadership contest seemly and avoid bricks being thrown, acting deputy leader Annette King says. David Cunliffe officially resigned as leader today. (VIDEO)

Labour Party at a crossroads

David Cunliffe

The revision of history has already begun. Read the blogs and tweets of some hardcore Labour Party supporters and you would believe the election result had nothing to do with Labour.

Election Night LIVE - As it happened

John Key declares victory for the National Party.

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)

Charter schools not my call - Seymour

Act MP David Seymour

ACT Party's sole MP David Seymour says it will not be up to him whether the party's policy on charter schools proceeds. He says that decision is up to the Minister of Education. (AUDIO)

Labour rift growing ahead of contest

David Cunliffe talking with media at Parliament

Divisions within the Labour Party are widening as both David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson push their claims to be the party's next leader. (VIDEO)

Cross-party support over IS unlikely

British warplanes have flown their first missions over Iraq.

The New Zealand Government is unlikely to get cross-party support for any move to send troops to assist the fight against the Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria. (AUDIO)

UF, ACT sign up to support National

Peter Dunne and David Seymour are to support the National-led government.

United Future and the ACT Party have agreed to support a National-led Government for a third consecutive term, with Peter Dunne security a ministerial portfolio. (VIDEO)

Bennett to move from ministry - Key

 Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett will be moving from her position as Minister of Social Development, Prime Minister John Key says. Ms Bennett has held the role for six years. (AUDIO)

Time for change, Robertson says

Grant Robertson.

Senior Labour Party MP Grant Robertson is confident he could have done a better job leading Labour into the election than David Cunliffe. (AUDIO)

Top job could be settled before review

David Cunliffe said he was not going to resign.

The race to pick the next leader of the Labour Party could be done and dusted before the party has completed a review of its dismal showing at the election.

Labour releases terms of reference for review

David Cunliffe announces to media in Auckland he's resigning.

A review of Labour's election performance will consider the party's future political positioning as well as most aspects of the 2014 campaign, including leadership. (VIDEO)

PM seeks advice on support against IS

John Key on election night.

Prime Minister John Key is seeking advice as to what military support New Zealand could offer to coalition forces targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (VIDEO)

Election 2014 VIDEO

050914. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Davis Cunliffe stand-up at Newlands Community Centre.

WATCH videos made during the 2014 election campaign by Radio New Zealand's team of digital journalists who have been following the politicians across the country. (VIDEO)

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

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National continued to slip in the final polls to a four-poll average of 46.4%. That would still get it back into office with the support of ACT and United Future.