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From now on, this 2008 election can serve as the poster child of MMP. In future, anyone who wants to seriously diss MMP – or hold a referendum to get rid of it – will have to grapple with Saturday’s compelling evidence for the defence. Namely, ...
Paul G. Buchanan
The irony of the last decade is that when holding elections New Zealand and the United States exhibit a lack of political synchronization. Take the latest iteration. Both countries saw a change in political direction, but the changes point them down opposite ...
This afternoon National cemented a deal with Act that will make certain New Zealand has a centre right Government. National and Act's respective leader's John Key and Rodney Hide were fairly tight-lipped after their meeting this afternoon. It looks ...
Telegraph, UK - Local authorities have ordered employees to stop using the words and phrases on documents and when communicating with members of the public and to rely on wordier alternatives instead. The ban has infuriated classical scholars who ...
New Zealand Labour Party
Michael Cullen said today that he is standing down as Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary New Zealand Labour Party.
Campaign to Save MMP
I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Prime-Minister-in-waiting John Key and the National party he leads. This was an election that in many ways became a referendum on change, and voters were careful to weigh up their choices carefully ...
Greenpeace New Zealand
Auckland November 10 2008 - Greenpeace is urging the newly elected National Party not to be held hostage to ACT's Rodney Hide over climate change policy.
Chief Electoral Office
The Chief Electoral Officer has released the preliminary results for the 2008 General Election.
An intellectual with a solid law background and an ambition to achieve his dream for shaping New Zealand law
Today in Wellington when I voted in Karori a National Party scrutineer took down the page number and line from the electoral role which records my name and address.
At High Noon today (Monday Nov 10, 08), the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will hold a press conference at parliament, beside their distinctive 'Legalise Cannabis' mascot, MaryJane the CannaBus. CannaBus Coordinator ...
For the third election in a row, the Muffin Break Bean Poll got the result right.
Editorial: Our world seemed to change last night as the election results poured in. Change is always disturbing, especially after nine years of solid and consistent government support for glbt initiatives.
Takapauna, Auckland, New Zealand – 10 November. The inaugural Englefield Bathtub Derby proved to be just the post election tonic Shoresiders were looking for as thousands of families turned out to see an amazing array of racing bathtubs. A fierce easterly ...
Chief Electoral Office
The Chief Electoral Office has started the official count process for the 2008 General Election, and aims to declare the official election results at 2.00pm Saturday 22 November.
New Zealand Playcentre Federation
The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates the National Party on its win in the general election this weekend.
Scoop Full Coverage
- At the end of the night tonight the MP count is National 59 : Labour 43 : Green 8 : ACT 5 : Maori 5 : Progressive 1 :United Future 1
Shell New Zealand
Shell has again led a price decrease with a 5 cent drop in petrol prices, effective 10.45pm today, Monday 10 November.
New Zealand Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable chairman Rob McLeod has congratulated National Party leader John Key for his conclusive victory in the general election.
New Zealand Alliance Party
The Alliance Party says it will play a leading role in resisting the attacks against public services, workers, beneficiaries and students that will be a feature of the new National Government.
Public Service Association
Wellington-The Public Service Association today welcomed Prime Minister-designate John Key's pledge to engage with unions. Its national secretary, Brenda Pilott, said the union looks forward to constructively working with the government New Zealanders ...
“The decisive election result gives New Zealand and its farmers certainty in uncertain times,” Don Nicolson, president of Federated Farmers said today.
Recent visitors to Wellington Zoo may be wondering how a Cape Barren goose ended up with a bouncy brood of what look very much like ducklings.
New Zealand Labour Party
Labour candidate for Rangitikei, Jills Angus Burney congratulates National candidate Mr Simon Power on winning his fourth term of office in the new expanded Rangitikei electorate.
Maori Party president Whatarangi Winiata says entrenching the Maori seats would not be a bottom line for the party when negotiating any agreement to work with the National Party.
The October 2008 financial meltdown is not the result of a cyclical economic phenomenon. It is the deliberate result of US government policy instrumented through the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Board.
North Shore City Council
As part of the national Mayors Taskforce for Jobs initiative, North Shore City Mayor Andrew Williams will host the inaugural North Shore Industry Training Graduation on Friday, 14 November, at Council’s Head Office in Takapuna.
New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements and maintenance. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed on or before the contingency date.
Manufacturers and Exporters Association
10 November 2008 NZ votes for change – start with the economy An emphatic vote and the will for change have placed a National led Government into office promising a better economic future. The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association ...