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    Sweet redemption for English, now Winston must choose


    The election has delivered sweet redemption and an astonishing result for National leader Bill English, but his fate as Prime Minister will be at the mercy of kingmaker, NZ First leader Winston Peters. National...

    The election has delivered sweet redemption and an astonishing result for National leader Bill English, but his fate as Prime Minister will be at the mercy of kingmaker, NZ First leader Winston Peters. National ...
    English can blow his own trumpet

    English can blow his own trumpet


    English showed he wasn't about to be outshone by Labour's rising star. National leader Bill English has shrugged off Jacindamania and the ghosts of his 2002 defeat to give his party a chance at a remarkable...

    English showed he wasn't about to be outshone by Labour's rising star. National leader Bill English has shrugged off Jacindamania and the ghosts of his 2002 defeat to give his party a chance at a remarkable ...
    John Armstrong: English keeps National juggernaut rolling

    John Armstrong: English keeps National juggernaut rolling


    And so the National Party juggernaut just keeps rolling on and on and on. Who or what can stop Bill English and company rolling into a fourth term in power? On election-night results, a Labour-New Zealand...

    And so the National Party juggernaut just keeps rolling on and on and on. Who or what can stop Bill English and company rolling into a fourth term in power? On election-night results, a Labour-New Zealand ...
    More than just a new coat of paint for Labour

    More than just a new coat of paint for Labour


    In two months Jacinda Ardern took Labour from flatline territory to challenger status, writes Claire Trevett. Within just a few weeks of first saying "let's do this", Jacinda Ardern had already done...

    In two months Jacinda Ardern took Labour from flatline territory to challenger status, writes Claire Trevett. Within just a few weeks of first saying "let's do this", Jacinda Ardern had already done ...
    Spring super soaker set to continue

    Spring super soaker set to continue


    Sick of the rain and feel 2017 has been more sodden than usual? You're not wrong. It's only September but more rain has fallen in three of the country's main centres than normally does in an entire year. ...

    Sick of the rain and feel 2017 has been more sodden than usual? You're not wrong. It's only September but more rain has fallen in three of the country's main centres than normally does in an entire year. ...

    House sitters beat the housing crisis


    There is a way for those without a home to have a place to lay their heads. Saving hundreds of dollars a week is motivating some to choose homelessness - but they are not without a bed. A growing number...

    There is a way for those without a home to have a place to lay their heads. Saving hundreds of dollars a week is motivating some to choose homelessness - but they are not without a bed. A growing number ...

    Mt Roskill residents mourn loss of 'hill'


    When is a hill not a hill? In a case which has left a group of Mt Roskill residents frustrated, developers working on a subdivision neighbouring their homes have removed a small hill beside their driveway. The...

    When is a hill not a hill? In a case which has left a group of Mt Roskill residents frustrated, developers working on a subdivision neighbouring their homes have removed a small hill beside their driveway. The ...

    Police Ten7: 582 arrests in 550 episodes


    Police Ten7 host says viewers are still playing a crucial role in cracking cases. A man who caused a crash that killed a mother on her way to a wedding was among at least 582 alleged offenders who have...

    Police Ten7 host says viewers are still playing a crucial role in cracking cases. A man who caused a crash that killed a mother on her way to a wedding was among at least 582 alleged offenders who have ...

    Kiwi brings theatre to musical lovers


    It's thanks to a Kiwi philanthropist and entrepreneur's love of theatre that rugby-watching New Zealanders get to watch hit musical Matilda, writes Kirsty Wynn. Fans of the critically acclaimed musical...

    It's thanks to a Kiwi philanthropist and entrepreneur's love of theatre that rugby-watching New Zealanders get to watch hit musical Matilda, writes Kirsty Wynn. Fans of the critically acclaimed musical ...

    Election 2017: 'The voters have spoken'


    Prime Minister Bill English says "nobody" expected provisional election results which place National at a strong lead following a record breaking voter turnout. "The voters have spoken," he said at...

    Prime Minister Bill English says "nobody" expected provisional election results which place National at a strong lead following a record breaking voter turnout. "The voters have spoken," he said at ...

    Time to talk: English's plan for new government


    Jubilant National leader Bill English says National will begin discussions with NZ First within days to form a "strong, stable" new government. English is in the box seat after leading National to a...

    Jubilant National leader Bill English says National will begin discussions with NZ First within days to form a "strong, stable" new government. English is in the box seat after leading National to a ...

    Gareth Morgan: 'We have awakened the young people'


    Leader of The Opportunities Party Gareth Morgan has promised they will continue to stick around, despite tonight's low results. Speaking at the TOP election party tonight, Morgan said although they were...

    Leader of The Opportunities Party Gareth Morgan has promised they will continue to stick around, despite tonight's low results. Speaking at the TOP election party tonight, Morgan said although they were ...

    English, Ardern enjoy election day with loved ones


    Bill English and Jacinda Ardern took some time out ahead of tonight's election count. Labour Party leader Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford donned casual attire to paint the fence and garage at their...

    Bill English and Jacinda Ardern took some time out ahead of tonight's election count. Labour Party leader Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford donned casual attire to paint the fence and garage at their ...

    Winston Peters: 'We have the main cards'


    With a cheeky grin and a twinkle in his eye, the man dubbed the king-maker in this election had a simple message. "We always knew that tonight, despite all the predictions, all roads would lead to Russell." NZ...

    With a cheeky grin and a twinkle in his eye, the man dubbed the king-maker in this election had a simple message. "We always knew that tonight, despite all the predictions, all roads would lead to Russell." NZ ...

    Electoral Commission dealing with a number of complaints


    The Electoral Commission is working through a number of complaints and queries on election day, including a graph made by Facebook. An Electoral Commission spokeswoman said it received a few complaints...

    The Electoral Commission is working through a number of complaints and queries on election day, including a graph made by Facebook. An Electoral Commission spokeswoman said it received a few complaints ...

    Metiria Turei's political career likely to be over


    Metiria Turei's political career looks likely to be over. The former Green Party co-leader is trailing Labour's Rino Tirikatene in the Te Tai Tonga electorate. With 21.9% of the vote counted she is...

    Metiria Turei's political career looks likely to be over. The former Green Party co-leader is trailing Labour's Rino Tirikatene in the Te Tai Tonga electorate. With 21.9% of the vote counted she is ...

    Tourists panic over Bali volcano fears


    Tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali are becoming understandably anxious after Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers...

    Tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali are becoming understandably anxious after Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers ...

    Taupo resident describes eight-car crash


    An Oruanui resident has described one of the "messiest accidents" she's seen on Taupo's SH1. Fifteen people were injured - three seriously - after a crash north of Taupo involving eight vehicles at about...

    An Oruanui resident has described one of the "messiest accidents" she's seen on Taupo's SH1. Fifteen people were injured - three seriously - after a crash north of Taupo involving eight vehicles at about ...

    $100k bill: House left in ruins after open-invite party


    Shocking footage has emerged of a unoccupied house left in ruins after an open-invite party. The party was held at a house in Dairy Flat, Auckland, which was under renovation, on September 16. It resulted...

    Shocking footage has emerged of a unoccupied house left in ruins after an open-invite party. The party was held at a house in Dairy Flat, Auckland, which was under renovation, on September 16. It resulted ...

    Rich couple charged for burning nanny alive


    Graphic content The ex-girlfriend of an Irish pop star has been arrested at her £900,000 (NZ$1.65m) London apartment and charged with murdering her French nanny before burning her body in the back yard. Sabrina...

    Graphic content The ex-girlfriend of an Irish pop star has been arrested at her £900,000 (NZ$1.65m) London apartment and charged with murdering her French nanny before burning her body in the back yard. Sabrina ...