Dirty Politics and the Dotcom bomb was supposed to lay National low. But they've defied political convention to win a third term even more popular than when they began.
Last night was all champagne and cheers, but what are the priorities ahead for a National Government?
Conservative Party vowing to come back stronger than ever for another tilt at power in 2017, after falling agonisingly short.
So the Dirty Politics practitioners were spot-on. Nasty tactics do favour the Right.
Hone Harawira hitches ride into oblivion
Greens leaders stand firm, still left out in cold
Stuck renting on Struggle Street
The secret diary of . . . a dinner in Maraetai
Nick Smith returned as Nelson MP
National secures unprecedented majority
Money can't buy a Dotcom win
National secures three more years
David Cunliffe concedes defeat
National wins all three Taranaki votes
New Zealand election 2014 results: Live
Gloom for Labour, joy for MPs
Status quo for Wellington region
Mallard has slim lead in Hutt South
Parents welcome son's diagnosis
Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?
If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.
I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.
It's just part of the political game.
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