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Maori Party in struggle to survive: Labour's Coffey leads

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:31
coffeyflavel.jpg Waiariki electorate candidates Labour's Tamati Coffey and The Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell. Tamati Coffey has a slight lead in the race for Waiariki - but his opponent Te Ururoa Flavell says he's still confident of winning.
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Hamish Walker cruising to victory

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:20
walker.jpg Hamish Walker and supporters in Queenstown. Photo: Louise Scott National candidate Hamish Walker is cruising to victory in the Clutha-Southland electorate.
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Slideshow: Election 2017

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:13
We sent our reporters and photographers out to capture all the nailbiting anxiety and nervous tension at the election parties of some of the south's candidates tonight.
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Metiria Turei's political career likely to be over

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:51
metiria_turei_photo_getty_images_57981d3965.jpg Metiria Turei. Photo: Getty Images Metiria Turei's political career looks likely to be over.
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Older voters are 'screwing' the younger generation: Morgan

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:42
gareth_morgan_2_210617.jpg Gareth Morgan. Photo: Peter McIntosh Gareth Morgan says older New Zealanders are "screwing the younger generation".
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Labour comfortably ahead in Dunedin

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:20
woodhouse.jpg National party MP Michael Woodhouse speaks to election night supporters in Dunedin. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Labour is comfortably beating National in both Dunedin electorates and looks like turning around last election's party vote losses in Dunedin North and South.
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Winston Peters early to party

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:05
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. Photo: Peter McIntosh. There was no waiting in the wings for NZ First leader Winston Peters tonight - he joined his election night party before the first results have come in.
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Poll: Who will be New Zealand's next PM?

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:21
Have your say on who will be New Zealand's next prime minister in our poll.
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Ardern and English's day off

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:19
jacindastaining.jpg Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clark Gayford spent the day doing some DIY on their Auckland home. Photo:Getty Images Bill English and Jacinda Ardern took some time out ahead of tonight's election count.
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Key electorates to watch

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:10
As the results start rolling in, some electorates are much more important than others because they will decide if some parties remain in Parliament.
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Electoral Commission investigates complaints

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:10
fbelection.png The bar graph was headed "Party leaders discussed in election conversations", and displayed the percentage of mentions candidates were generating. Source:Facebook The Electoral Commission is working through a number of complaints and queries on election day, including a graph made by Facebook.
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Decision '17: Clutha-Southland

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:01
Clutha-Southland candidate Hamish Walker (second right) with partner Penny Tipu (right) and young National supporters Amelia Freeman and Robert Graham. Photo: Louise Scott National's Clutha-Southland candidate Hamish Walker has arrived for his election night party in Queenstown.
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Live: National shoots out to early lead

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:01
The National Party has shot out to an early lead as results from advance voting come in.
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Convenience sees early voters break record

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:52
earlyvotes_0.jpg Source:elections.org.nz The number of people who cast an early vote this election hit a record high, with 1,240,740 New Zealanders having their say before election day.
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Warm and wet weather on way

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:31
Warmer temperatures are set to hit the country, but the weather is also going to get wetter with warnings in place for parts of the South Island.
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Big crowd at Blossom Festival parade

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:07
a-parade.jpg Blossom Festival prince Jeff Afan holds a Maui fish hook on a Moana-themed float. PHOTO: JONO EDWARDS Thousands lined Alexandra's main street this morning for the grand procession of the 61st Alexandra Blossom Festival.
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Cold remedies recalled for black mould

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:52
Two cold remedies are being pulled off the shelves, because they contain black mould.
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Tourist discovers Bluff signpost wrong

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:39
bluff_sign.png Photo: NZ Herald A Scottish tourist has called a bluff, after pointing out the famous signpost in Bluff is all wrong. 
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Baby girl for Sopoaga

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:24
lima_0.jpg Lima Sopoaga. Photo: Getty Images All Black and Highlander Lima Sopoaga and his partner Miriam have welcomed their first child, a daughter.
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15 injured in multiple crash near Taupo

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:53
Fifteen people have been injured - three seriously - and at least one person is trapped after a crash involving a motorbike, three cars, a van and a small truck north of Taupo.
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