Scoop Coverage: Election Night 2014, And AfterThe page is being updated with post-election events as coverage is compiled. Newest items are nearest the top.
The House sits at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.
The speech delivered by the Governor-General on the Government’s behalf outlines its priorities for this Parliament.
After this MPs will return to the House for the presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of any bills.
The Government has five notices of motion on the Order Paper which can be debated. These relate to relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker, Assistant Speakers, the reinstatement of business in a carryover motion and one on “Entities to be deemed public organisations”. More>>
- Governor General - Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct
- Labour - Note to National: Must deliver on child poverty
- National - Chris Bishop – maiden speech
- Greens - Turei: Address in reply speech, 21 October 2014
- Maori Party - Address in Reply Debate - Māori Party on the Security Council notion of motion - New Māori Party MP confronts a long-standing dilemma
- ACT - Maiden Speech to Parliament - David Seymour
- Parliament Today - Debate In Reply Interrupted - Debate in Reply Begins - Officers Elected And Business Carried Over - Carter Re-Elected Speaker - State Opening Of Parliament - Image Parliament’s Commission Opening (Photos) - 51st Parliament To Be Commissioned
- Parliament Today - Sparks Fly in Address in Reply Debate - MPs Sworn In & Speaker Re-elected
- UNICEF NZ - Speech from the Throne brings welcome focus on children
- NZ Republic - Outdated Oath shows need for Kiwi Head of State
- TV3 Video - MPs take their places as Parliament begins
20/10/14: 51st Parliament To Be Commissioned
The formal Commission Opening of the 51st Parliament will begin at 11am today.
The Governor-General will send three Royal Commissioners to declare the new Parliament open – the Chief Justice, the Court of Appeal President, and the Chief High Court Judge.
After the Commissioners leave the Chamber the swearing in of MPs will begin in alphabetical order. More>>
Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.
The Review Team will be responsible for the production of three reports – one on the 2014 General Election campaign, the second on the longer-term perspective, and the final one on the governance and operations implications for the Party. More>>
- TVNZ - Contenders for Labour leadership debate for first time
- Wellington.Scoop - New generation of leadership: Robertson names Adern as choice for deputy
- Labour - Four Nominees for Labour’s Leadership
- Grant Robertson - A New Generation for Labour to Win
- EPMU - EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership
- TV3 Video - Ardern as deputy 'risky' move - Mike Williams - Jacinda Ardern is Grant Robertson's preferred deputy in Labour leadership race
When I applied for a recount of the votes from the Tai Tokerau election, I made it clear that this application was not aimed at overturning the election result, but ensuring that all votes cast by Maori were treated with due respect, regardless of whether those votes are for Labour, Maori Party or MANA. More>>
- Electoral Commission - Te Tai Tokerau Judicial Recount Official Results
- MANA Movement - Tai Tokerau Electoral Recount - Recount Just One Step to Restoring Credibility - Mana Seeks Tai Tokerau Recount
- Electoral Commission - Election Writ Returned And Successful List Members Elected
“By seeking a recount I can ensure that at least some of the enrolment issues will be independently examined” said Harawira “and I hope that the Electoral Commission takes seriously in future the right of Maori voters to have their votes treated with due respect.” More>>
- MANA Movement - Mana Seeks Tai Tokerau Recount
Pending New Leadership:
- Labour - Temporary portfolio allocations
Will the management split on security and intelligence issues that Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday serve to enhance or to reduce his public accountability on such matters? On RNZ’s Checkpoint last night, Key was vague about the substance of the division of labour, which seemed to entail a good deal of overlap between his role and that of Attorney-General Chris Finlayson... More>>
Mr Key says a number of Ministers have been promoted either to the front bench, or further up the front bench, to reflect their strong performance in recent years and their promise for the future. More>>
- Scoop Business - Key confirms review of most contentious RMA reforms - Bridges biggest winner in new Cabinet
- Gordon Campbell - On John Key avoiding being held accountable for the SIS and GCSB
- Elizabeth Beattie - Key’s Post-Election Cabinet, Housing, GCSB, Social Housing
- NZ Govt - National Security and Intelligence role created - National’s new whips announced
- Labour - Key sacks himself in unprecedented move - We need more houses, not Ministers
- NZ First - Abandoning of National Security Issues Must Be Questioned
- Environmental Defence Society - EDS welcomes appointments of new ministers
- NZEI - NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Hekia Parata
- Internet NZ - InternetNZ pleased to see Adams returning to Communications
- Seafood NZ - Nathan Guy Welcomed Back by Seafood Industry
- Police Association - Association welcomes new Police Minister
- NZ Landcare Trust - Smith Returns to Environment
- Conventions and Incentives NZ - Business tourism industry applauds Key's vision
- Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Public Hospital Specialists Welcome New Minister of Health
- RAM investors Group - Has Foss Paid the Price for Botching Financial Markets?
- NZ Mortgages and Securities - New Environment Minister needs to deliver on RMA promises
- Property Council Of NZ - Ministerial Announcements Welcome News
- TeamTalk - TeamTalk welcomes returning Telecommunications Minister
- Age Concern - Age Concern welcomes Maggie Barry as new Minister
- Christchurch City Council - Mayor congratulates Minister Brownlee on his reappointment
- NZ Medical Association - NZMA welcomes new Minister of Health
- NZ Law Society - New Zealand Law Society congratulates new Justice Minister
- Rethinking Crime and Punishment - Justice Sector Ministers a Formidable Combination
- No More Rates - Local Government job could be Bennett’s biggest challenge
- TV3 Video - Key reveals new Cabinet
- Scoop Full Coverage - NZ Election Night 2014, And After
Te Tatau ki te Paerangi provides confidence and supply in return for support of policy priorities. Those policy priorities include ongoing investment in Whānau Ora, a sustained focus on eliminating poverty through the Ministerial Committee on Poverty, a focus on Māori economic and regional development and encouraging greater Māori participation in the electoral process. More>>
- National - National-Māori Party agreement announced
- The Nation - Lisa Owen interviews Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell - Lisa Owen interviews United Future leader Peter Dunne - Lisa Owen interviews ACT leader David Seymour
- TV3 Video - Flavell becomes Minister for Maori Development - Image Maori Party seeks economic role in deal
National has lost its outright majority in Parliament after the counting of special votes and the declaration of the final count. Compared to Election Night National Party lost one list seat and now has 60 seats in total in a 121 seat Parliament. The Green Party gained one list seat... More>>
- Electoral Commission - Official results for the 2014 General Election
- Greens - Special votes return 14 Green Party MPs again
- NZ First - Mahesh Bindra Confirmed as MP
- Maori Party - Māori Party's first list MP Confirmed
- TVNZ - Andrew Little considering running for the Labour leadership.
- TV3 Video - Greens happy National can't govern alone
“Today I announce that I have tendered, and the Board has accepted, my resignation as Leader of ACT New Zealand. Clearly I make this announcement with regret, however the election result is clear, and I must now turn to my career and my family." More>>
- ACT - David Seymour appointed new Act leader
- ACT - David Seymour Accepts Act Leadership
- Out-Link - The Obituary of Jamie Whyte, Died April 1, 2060 | Metro Mag
- August Image Lyndon Hood - Satire: Stone Peter, Craggy Colin and The White Man
And as I leave, I lay down a challenge to this parliament. My FEED THE KIDS bill is live in parliament as we speak… a bill to provide what the people of New Zealand have called for - a comprehensive, government-funded food in schools programme More>>
- TVNZ - Harawira does not blame Kim Dotcom for costing him his job.
- TV3 Video - Dotcom 'worth the risk' - Harawira - Harawira: Dotcom deal 'risk worth taking' - Hone Harawira farewells Parliament
Labour Caucus II:
- TV3 Video - David Cunliffe set to defend re-election - Video: Cunliffe, Robertson arrive at Labour leadership caucus - Labour leadership battle turns dirty
- Karen Price - Media Statement from Karen Price
- TV3 Video - Cunliffe's wife behind anonymous Twitter account
- Peter Dunne - Dunne Speaks - Labour Leadership
- Out-Link - An Open Letter To David Cunliffe • Speaker • Public Address
With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary posts in education and regulatory reform have been thrown in, plus an annual salary of $175,000 while he learns the ropes. Shouldn’t Seymour at least be put on a 90 day trial before he gets his hands on that sort of serious moolah?
It would be for his own good, really. At this rate, Act is never going to learn how to make its own way in the world More>>
National Party Leader John Key today announced a third consecutive confidence and supply agreement has been negotiated with the United Future Party...
The agreement provides Mr Dunne will be appointed Minister of Internal Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Conservation. He will be a Minister outside Cabinet. More>>
“It provides for Mr Seymour to be appointed to the positions of Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister of Education and Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister for Regulatory Reform...
“In addition, National has agreed to work with ACT on a range of priority policy areas. These are outlined in the confidence and supply agreement..." More>>
- Press conference multimedia - The Act Party and The National Party sign agreement - Dunne and Key Sign Agreement
- BusinessDesk - Nats sign confidence and supply deals with ACT and Dunne
- Greens - Seymour appointment green light for failing charter schools
- NZ First - Costly Lackey’s Job for a Lackey
- NZ Taxpayers' Union - Key's Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed - Only Concession is from the Taxpayer
- NZEI - Children paying the price for charter school stitch up
- TV3 Video - David Seymour's Parliamentary perks top $500,000 - National seals deal with United Future - National's to-do list for this term
- Conservative Party - Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar
David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election.
This will trigger a potentially bloody contest for the leadership. It is expected that former deputy leader Grant Robertson will seek to become Labour Leader, though others may throw their hat in the ring. If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates.
This follows Labour receiving 24% of the party vote in the election last week. The party’s worst result under the MMP system. More>>
- Wellington.Scoop - Grant Robertson to run for leadership of Labour Party: “revitalise … renew”
- Labour - Labour's Review - Terms of Reference Agreed
- TVNZ - Grant Robertson Labour leader hopeful on TVNZ Q+A - Shearer Says Labour Needs to Get House in Order - Kelvin Davis and Chris Hipkins
- The Nation - Owen interviews Jim Anderton, Helen Kelly and Selwyn Pellet - Mark Boyd, Jonathan Milne and John Minto
- Prime Time - Prime Time on Labour
- TV3 Video - David Cunliffe set to defend re-election - Cunliffe 'gutted' by election result - Cunliffe open to Robertson as deputy - Robertson takes swipe at Cunliffe - Robertson: Cunliffe 'only part' of Labour issues - Robertson believes he can unify Labour - David Cunliffe not giving up - Mixed reaction to Cunliffe resignation - David Cunliffe's tumultuous rise and fall - Labour holding crisis talks - Cunliffe 'won't make the week' - panel
Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>
- David Parker - David Parker not seeking Labour Party leadership
Pre-Caucus Audio: David Cunliffe And The Future Of The Labour Party
David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.
“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>
Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.
- Elizabeth Beattie - Pre-caucus audio, photos, report: David Cunliffe and the future of the Labour Party
- Gordon Campbell - Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad year
- Martin Doyle - Martin Doyle Cartoon: There's Always Hop
- iPredict - Cunliffe may survive year but doomed by end of 2015
- TVNZ - Q + A - David Cunliffe
- Duoplus - Labour's Defeat Points to a Forgotten Target Market
- Out-Link - Inevitable Labour pontification post | The Dim-Post
- Out-Link - Bowalley Road: "Something Hugely Dramatic": The 2014 General Election
- Out-Link - Election 2014 – the aftermath | Monkeywrenching
- Out-Link - The humanity • Hard News • Public Address
- Out-Link - Kiwipolitico » Big Vehicle
- Out-Link - Bat, Bean, Beam: The rebuild
- Pundit Out-Link - Tim Watkin - What Labour forgot: You've got to earn it - Brian Easton - Labour and Greens voters are more alike than different - Andrew Geddis - A healthy dose of humble pie - Josie Pagani - Labour must change - Wayne Mapp - The Key to a 4th term
- TV3 Video - Gower: Cunliffe's tactics 'sneaky', 'delphic' - Cunliffe's caucus support crumbles - Parker puts Labour leadership rumour to bed - Experts to examine Labour's disastrous loss - Labour Party in civil war over leadership - Cunliffe announces full Labour leadership vote - Greens not blaming Labour for reduced vote - Where the left wrong - panel - Shearer, Goff won't rush on leadership decision - Where to from here for David Cunliffe? - Leader 'just one factor' in Labour loss - MP - Cunliffe: Put leadership issue to primary - Cunliffe ready for leadership challenge - Cunliffe confident he can retain leadership
- Martin Doyle - Martin Doyle Cartoon: Where did it all go wrong...
The 29 newly elected MPs were welcomed into Parliament with a Mihi. Parliament’s current Speaker David Carter offered advice from his experience working in Parliament advising the MPs to work collaboratively. More>>
Taxpayers' Union: “The Prime Minister’s comments imply that he wants to give Mr Seymour a junior ministerial role in order for him to have more Parliamentary resources. If true, it is an affront to taxpayers who have to fork out money for this horse-trading.” More>>
- NZ First - Ministerial Post for Act an Insult to Democracy
- NZ Taxpayers' Union - Welcome to the Party, Mr Peters
- NZEI - PM needs to disown Act’s dangerous education agenda
- TV3 Video - Key blusters back to Wellington to form govt - Hi, meet David Seymour - Key extends olive branch to Peters - Harawira: 'The fight never dies'
While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left. Even the victory by Labour’s Stuart Nash in Napier was the outcome of a strong showing by Conservative Party candidate Garth McVicar that split the centre-right vote... More>>
With all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.
Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.
National ended the night on 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. More>>
- Scoop Business - NZ power companies soar after National victory - NZ dollar rises as investors see stability after election - NZ dollar gains, stocks may follow, after National victory
- Wellington.Scoop - Wellington’s Labour MPs (and Dunne) all re-elected, but party vote goes to National
- TVNZ - Q + A - Steven Joyce - Q + A - David Cunliffe - Q + A - Kelvin Davis
- Roy Morgan Research - Roy Morgan NZ Election Update With A Look At The Polls
- Pacific Media Watch - Seven Pasifika MPs elected - highest number ever
- Office of the Clerk - Speaker to welcome newly-elected MPs to Parliament
- The White House - President Obama Congratulates Key
- Greens - Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers
- National - Collins thrilled with support for Papakura seat
- ACT - The Letter - 22 September 2014
- Wellington City Council - Wellington Mayor’s response to general election
- Employers And Manufacturers Association - EMA congratulates PM John Key and National
- Grey Power NZ - Grey Power congratulates Key
- Federated Farmers - National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms
- Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce - National’s re-election great for Wellington region economy
- Irrigation NZ - Opportunity to progress water infrastructure
- Civicsquare - National deal with New Zealand First unlikely
- Local Govt NZ - LGNZ congratulates National
- TVNZ - TV ONE Dominates Ratings On Election Night
- World Socialist Web Site - New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor
- Fightback - Establishment combines to kick Hone out of parliament
- Trans Tasman - Election Coverage - None Better Than Trans Tasman
- Environmental Defence Society - Federated Farmers intemperate
- Property Council Of NZ - RMA Reforms Should Be Priority
- Benefit Action - Election results bad news for those on benefits
- ChildForum - National win will not benefit Early Childhood Education
- Martin Doyle - Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slaughterhouse Blues
- Out-Link - The election [count] in 48 seconds
- Kiwiblog Out-Links - The 2014 MPs - 2014 election winners and losers
- Out-Link - Kiwipolitico » Reality-adjacent
- Out-Link - Maui Street: Election 2014: the left represents no one while claiming to represent everyone
- Out-Link - The issues that matter | Imperator Fish
- Out-Link - Lessons to learn from bitter defeat – International Socialists
- Out-Link - Offsetting Behaviour: Prediction failures
- Public Address Out-Links - The sole party of government • Hard News - Five further thoughts • Hard News - Election 2014: the no threshold counterfactual • Legal Beagle - Election 2014: The Special Votes • Legal Beagle - A live peek at your cray • Speaker
- Out-Link - New Zealand elections: dirty tricks helped John Key win another term | Nicky Hager | Comment is free | theguardian.com
- Out-Link - Pam Corkery: Some reporters puffed up with egomania - National - NZ Herald News
- TV3 Video - Greens not blaming Labour for reduced vote - Where the left wrong - panel - John Key's outlook, goals for the next three years - Shearer, Goff won't rush on leadership decision - Key: Ede's resignation 'the right call' - Key blusters back to Wellington to form govt - Where to from here for David Cunliffe? - Boag: John Key is 'like Richie McCaw' - Key's priorities: Economy, education and the flag - Leader 'just one factor' in Labour loss - MP - Post-election Parliament best yet for Key's National - Cunliffe: Put leadership issue to primary - Internet Mana fizzles out after poor result - Colin Craig says MMP threshold 'a tough ask' - Harré: Internet Mana defeat a loss for the left - Peters declares NZ First main Opposition party - Key to call partners despite historic win - Cunliffe ready for leadership challenge - Cunliffe confident he can retain leadership - National Party wins third term - Flavell thanks supporters and opponents - Dunne to remain as Ohariu MP - Craig: 'Next election will be the one' - NZ First secures 'wonderful' result - Dotcom to Mana: 'I'm deeply sorry' - David Seymour talks 'bittersweet' win - Greens victorious, despite lower than expected result
- Earlier The Scoop Team - National Well Ahead On Early Results
- Electoral Commission - Election day is tomorrow - make sure you're a part of it!