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New Zealand election 2014 results: Live

Election day

With 16 per cent counted: National has close to half of the party vote; Labour has less than a quarter; the Greens are just edging NZ First; and the Conservatives are under 5 per cent.

National ahead in early results

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National picks up 48 per cent of the party vote so far but Greens take gloss off NZ First's stunning start.

Conservatives leader behind in early results

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National's Murray McCully leads Conservative Party's Colin Craig with almost 20 per cent of votes counted in East Coast Bays.

The stakes are high in Te Tai Tokerau

Hone Te Tai Tokerau

Race for Te Tai Tokerau is set to be close with the future of Internet-Mana dependent on Hone Harawira winning the seat.

Why no political coverage today?

Election day

Under the Electoral Act, it is an offence to influence a voter in any way on polling day.

Tempests to mark end to election

Umbrella

Election officials are confident all results will be through by 11.30pm tonight.

Minto family angry at acquittal

Blake Cunnard and Blair McNaughton

The family of Troy Minto have reacted with anger and shock as the man who shot him dead nearly five years ago left a Wellington court a free man.

Election 2014: All over bar the voting

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Final day of campaign sees angry protests, frantic walkabouts and last-minute appeals to voters. | Key confronted | Polls | Beehive live

Beehive Live: The last hurrah

Dunne election

Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.

Te Tai Tonga candidates focus on housing

Rino Tirikatene

Getting people into first homes will lead to better outcomes for Maori, say Te Tai Tonga candidates.

Early votes counteract a rained off election

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The ability to vote early may mitigate Saturday's stormy forecast for Election Day. | Key confronted | Tight race | Polls | Beehive live

Housing WOF supporters frustrated

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A rental housing warrant of fitness won't get introduced without government leadership, a health advocate says.

Conservative Party pamphlet complaint upheld

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Winston Peters and Colin Craig trade blows over ruling on Conservative Party pamphlet.

Young Kiwis overlooked in election promises

youth vote, Kathlene Cook

Lower rent, cheaper food and less tax are top of young people's financial wishlist before tomorrow's election.

Cunliffe labouring to make up ground

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OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe's step has quickened as he crams his final campaigning into Auckland.

Key confronted by angry protests

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Clashes between Mana and National supporters cut short John Key's visit to mall. | A tight race

Social housing: Where do parties stand?

Holly Walker

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

We're not pushing Labour - Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell denies claims that the Maori Party is supporting Te Tai Tokerau's Labour candidate over its own, in order to sabotage the Internet-Mana Party.

Younger voters to buck trend in Wellington Central

Ballot box

Wellington Central seems to be bucking the trend of low turnout for young and first-time voters.

'Middle path' is key to supporting disabled voters

More resources need to be put into educating people on their right to vote - especially school leavers.

A picture tells a thousand words

gerry brownlee

Election campaigns do funny things to politicians - often in front of cameras.

Time to muzzle political opinions

Watch what you tweet tomorrow - it could cost you $20,000.

Tight race ahead for Key and Cunliffe

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters on Saturday night.

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters. | Possible coalitions | Poll results

Craig demands answers over resignation

Colin Craig

Conservative leader wants answers over why his chief press secretary quit publicly two days before election.

Campaign Diary: Friday, Sept 19

Colin Craig in lift with Winston Peters

Shock departures, awkward photos and supreme selfies - the penultimate day of the campaign trail.

Cliffhanger looms at general election

Tracy Watkins

OPINION: Turbulent times on the campaign trail make the election result less certain and the electorate more volatile.

Possible coalition line-ups after election

John Key

Will it be the status quo or a new broom? Fairfax looks at possible coalition line-ups.

On the road with Key

John Key

OPINION: Campaign 2014 was all about Key - although not in the way that campaign mastermind Steven Joyce would have liked.

Solid Energy gets $103 million lifeline

solid energy

Government will provide cover for restoring mining land and to avoid state-owned miner's technical insolvency.

Greens vow to oust Nats

Russel Norman Green co-leader

Greens push on to last minute to oust "irresponsible" Government while party campaign officially ends.

Political endorsements rare in New Zealand

lucy strap

Media, celebrities and lobby groups overseas are keen to declare their political allegiances, but not so much here.

Nats name staffer briefed over WhaleOil papers

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PM's office names staff member briefed by SIS over the release of information to Cameron Slater.

Winston Peters backs Labour's Kelvin Davis

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NZ First's Winston Peters has endorsed Labour's Kelvin Davis, the first time in his long career that he has backed a candidate from another party.

Hone Harawira accuses Maori Party of sabotage

Hone Harawira

Mana's leader claims Maori Party is supporting Labour's Te Tai Tokerau Labour candidate over its own.

Ex-Labourites back NZ First

MRS JONES: Winston Peters and Shane Jones' mum Ruth

Since Shane Jones quit as a Labour MP earlier this year, many commentators have predicted that if he does return it will be with NZ First.

Final leaders' debate: top five comments

Last leaders' debate

"I think that it was such a rabble, that even the NSA gave up listening." Your views on the leaders' debate.

Internet Party post-election kingmaker: Harre

Laila Harre

Laila Harre says her party is expecting a call from Labour on Sunday morning.

Beehive Live: The campaign convoy

Jacinda Ardern

It's almost over - tune in for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness from the campaign trail.

Colin Craig's shock over sudden resignation

colin craig

Conservative leader Colin Craig is feeling confident for Saturday despite losing a key staff member today.

This crazy election campaign

Pam Corkery

Could this 2014 election campaign get any weirder? Yeah, probably. | Craig's press secretary quits | Live updates from the campaign trail

Key's days are numbered - Hager

Nicky Hager

John Key will disappear from politics forever within three years, Nicky Hager tells sellout Nelson crowd.

Entrepreneurs nervous about election

Ballot box

Their economic outlook remains positive but the election and chances of a change in government and new policy agendas prompts some caution.

Billboards can stay - this time

Political billboards

Billboard, advertising and media laws are not keeping pace with the new advance voting system.

The haves and have nots - a tale of two streets

	 Guy Smith

There's close to a million dollars difference in property values between two Hamilton streets.

Politicians, here's what matters to a Kiwi

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Note to politicians: please stop making short-term plans and buying votes. Here's what we need to focus on.

Greens spoof Nats' dirty river row

Undermining efforts to clean up Waikato River

Russel Norman and Rob Hamill

Dairy conversions are undermining attempts to clean up the Waikato River, says The Green Party.

Voting matters, youth say

Pushti

Social media use by political parties is a step in the right direction to engage youth, student says.

Take your pick - lamb chops or steak

Tracy Watkins

OPINION: The final televised leaders’ debate of the election campaign was a chance for both leaders to shine after a tumultuous few weeks.

Voting rort allegations with intellectually disabled

Large-scale provider of care for intellectually disabled accused of openly influencing voting of residents.

Final leaders' debate chaotic, messy and loud

David Cunliffe and John Key at leaders' debate

The final leaders' debate of the election campaign came down to an argument about numbers. | Lamb chops or steak? | Winston grins at sidelines
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