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Not A Party scrambles for self-worth after brutal rise in voter turnout

25 September 2017 - 10:01pm

Not A Party headquarters was in tatters this Sunday morning. With its candidates reeling in shock, red-eyed and gormless in the wake of this unexpected monumental failure.

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Review of Napier City Council representation underway

25 September 2017 - 3:00pm

Every six years we need to review Napier City Council’s make-up and we want to know your answers to this question, and much more.

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Coalition talks should see big wins for education - NZEI

25 September 2017 - 1:28pm

Whatever Government coalition emerges from negotiations in the coming weeks, educators are optimistic of major progress on the funding and quality of education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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Napier Girls' High School has strong connections with council

25 September 2017 - 12:35pm

Napier Girls’ High School is much more than just an alternative meeting venue for the current Napier City Council.

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Academic examines increasing China's political influence in NZ

25 September 2017 - 10:30am

A leading University of Canterbury academic is calling for New Zealand to take the threat of China’s growing political influence in its affairs more seriously.

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Right to Know Day: Making the most of your right to know

25 September 2017 - 10:30am

The right of access to information is an important human right, necessary for the enjoyment of other human rights and we’ll be celebrating that right on Right to Know Day, 28 September 2017.

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Right to Know forum this Thursday

25 September 2017 - 10:29am

A lively panel discussion on Right to Know Day - this Thursday 28 September -- will highlight New Zealanders’ legal rights to access government information and personal information about themselves.

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New Zealand's 51st Parliament - by the numbers

25 September 2017 - 10:00am

New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament must open by 23 November. It will be formally opened with two ceremonies - the Commission Opening of Parliament, followed by the State Opening of Parliament the next day.

The numbers say it all - the 51st Parliament has been a busy one.

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New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

24 September 2017 - 1:09pm

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. And Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do.

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Election outcome huge win for Pike families - Stand With Pike

23 September 2017 - 11:58pm

Manned re-entry of the Pike River drift is now inevitable with the election result showing government is not possible without parties who have committed to manned re-entry of Pike River.

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On The Nation this weekend

22 September 2017 - 6:13pm

This weekend on The Nation...

You've voted, now we'll digest the numbers, talk to the main players, and ask where to now for coalition talks to form a government.

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NZME to deliver unprecedented digital election coverage - Currie

22 September 2017 - 4:45pm

NZME continues to raise the standard of news and current affairs in New Zealand with its planned 2017 Election Night Live coverage. Embarking on what’s been described as "the most ambitious and large-scale digital-only live election broadcast" in New Zealand history.

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TOP thank the media for election campaign coverage

22 September 2017 - 4:39pm

The Opportunities Party would like to thank all media for their largely accurate and unbiased coverage of the party in the 2017 election campaign.

We know you’ve all been working bloody hard and doing what is a valuable job in a functional democracy.

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Minister's decision 'erodes Maori fisheries settlement'

22 September 2017 - 3:37pm

Primary Industries Minister Hon Nathan Guy’s decision to decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in pāua will eventually erode hard won Māori Fishing Settlement rights says Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Dion Tuuta.

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A billion bottles, 7,000 sent to the Minister

22 September 2017 - 2:47pm

A billion plastic bottles are manufactured worldwide every day, and today we launched a new website,, to highlight this astounding fact!

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NZ First 'admits ACT foiled its Kiwisaver theft plans'

22 September 2017 - 2:47pm

NZ First candidate Richard Prosser has admitted today that he and Winston Peters planned to privatise the assets of New Zealander’s Kiwisaver schemes, until their scheme was called out by ACT leader David Seymour.

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Election 2017 and Maori still experiencing 'second-class citizenship'

22 September 2017 - 2:42pm

Whatever the results of the election this weekend, all New Zealanders should be concerned at the withholding of democracy for Maori electors and what the longer-term implications of this might be for Aotearoa New Zealand, argues a Maori politics and policy lecturer from Massey University.

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Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

22 September 2017 - 2:15pm

Fuel allocations to airlines at Auckland Airport have been increased and flight schedules are returning to normal, as the fuel pipeline repair is on track to be completed well before school holidays begin, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins.

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Opinion: Rethinking Politics-Is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?

22 September 2017 - 12:29pm

Is it time to consider a new, more consensus-driven approach to politics?

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Video of mum bereaved by suicide asking people to vote goes viral

22 September 2017 - 11:19am

A "raw" facebook video of a Hastings mum who lost her fifteen-year-old daughter to suicide after being refused mental health care, has gone viral, says

Hana Ready lost her daughter Ariana two days after her fifteenth birthday just over a month ago.

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