:  Paul Carrad and Winston Peters on the campaign

The delicate balancing act

Yesterday was the first day of what you might call the great political void. That is, the period when nothing much will happen while everyone waits for the final election results. Some key political staff …
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:  Election night

English faces uphill battle

Prime Minister Bill English faces an uphill battle to form a coalition Government or get a supply and confidence agreement with New Zealand First. NZ First sources say that Leader Winston Peters remains con…
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So now what?

It’s hard to think of an election campaign over the past 50 years that has been as dramatic as this one. As we go towards election day, we are confronted with a series of unusual choices. The big one is …
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:  PM Bill English with aide and Minter Ellison chair Lloyd Cavanagh before speech to the firm's clients

The stark choice

As the campaign entered its final 48 hours yesterday, it finally got back to the issues that it should have been about all through. The divisions between National and labour were never more starkly outlined…
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:  Energy Minister Judith Collins tours the Marsden Point refinery in June

Collins ready to get tough on av gas

Energy Minister Judith Collins is threatening to go as far as legislation to compel the oil companies to provide sufficient aviation gas storage in Auckland. Last night the extent of the fuel shortages in A…
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