John Key rides back into power with an expanded mandate while the post-mortem gets underway among dejected Labour MPs.
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
Live: New Zealand election reactions
All Black offside with election day tweet
Critics expect it's foot down now on Transmission Gully
David Cunliffe's leadership on the line
Dotcom brand 'poisons' Mana
New Zealand election 2014 results
Status quo for Wellington region
Gloom for Labour, joy for MPs
Mallard has slim lead in Hutt South
Parents welcome son's diagnosis
Historic election victory for Key, National
That sinking feeling: I spent $7000 to catch seven fish
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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