Beehive Live: The race is on

Clayton Cosgrove

The date's been set for what could be bitter Labour leadership contest, while talks are going on between National and Maori Party for a deal.

New Labour leader by November

David Cunliffe

Labour's ruling council has agreed to a timetable for electing a new leader.

Cunliffe: I'm not into gutter politics

David cunliffe

David Cunliffe appeals to Labour to come back from edge as it plunges into leadership race.

Twitter attacks herald a bitter contest

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

OPINION: Hell hath no fury like a woman whose husband is scorned.

Embarrassing political families

Hillary Clinton

David Cunliffe's wife's recent Twitter activity is not the first family-related embarrassment in recent political history.

Memo to Labour: it's also the policy

OPINION: David Parker is one of the nicest blokes in politics. Unfailingly polite, almost a little too honest for his own good at times.

Wananga's wonky course costs repaid

coins, NZ money

A Bay of Plenty wananga has repaid $5.9m after a Maori tourism course was found to have fallen well short of requirements.

Cunliffe: No knowledge of wife's Twitter account

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Ex-Labour leader "couldn't have known" about wife's attack Twitter account. | NZ vote analysis

Beehive Live: Twitter tussle

As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.

Turia's 'beaten wives' slur rejected by Labour's Davis

Kelvin Davis

Labour MP Kelvin Davis slams comments from Tariana Turia, who likened Maori who voted Labour to beaten wives.

Moveable feast for leadership

Tracy Watkins

OPINION: Labour has finally got something right after the extraordinary events of recent days.

McCully scolds 'impotent' Security Council over Syria

Conflict in Syria and Iraq highlights the failure of UN Security Council, foreign minister says.

Data suggests Labour out till 2020

beehive parliament

Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.

Leadership goes beyond charisma

David Cunliffe

You can't help feeling just a bit sorry for David Cunliffe. After all, he's no outlaw.

David Cunliffe's wife in Twitter potshots

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Karen Price, wife of dumped Labour leader, behind Twitter account taking aim at rivals and critics. | Labour 'out until 2020' | Analysis: NZ Votes

South Korean free trade agreement 'close'

South Korea’s ambassador to New Zealand has ramped up expectation that a free trade agreement is imminent.

Russian trade deal in limbo

Tim Groser

NZ almost finalised an agreement with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan before the Crimean and Ukraine crises stalled talks.

Election jitters see confidence fall

Stock market NZX

Business confidence is retreating, diving to a two-year low, with and pre-election politics are to blame, ANZ says.

Dunne duped into serial killer retweet

Peter Dunne's tweet of Harold Shipman

Govt minister Peter Dunne pranked into retweeting a photo - but it wasn't who he thought it was.

Parker, King to lead Labour for now

STANDING IN: David Parker.

Labour has a new leader - David Parker - but it's just for the next few weeks. | Trading blows | Opinion

Leadership battle may blind Labour


OPINION: Whoever wins the battle over the Labour leadership may already have lost the war.

Beehive Live: It's war

David Cunliffe

A bloody war is breaking out between Labour's former leader David Cunliffe and contender Grant Robertson.

Turia 'beaten wives' speech angers

Tariana Turia

Tariana Turia raises ire for speech which likened Maori who voted Labour to "beaten wives" going back to husbands.

Cunliffe, Robertson trade blows


Ugly feud between Labour leadership rivals David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson continues. | Resignation official | Live: It's war

Steve Gibson quits Labour Party


Labour electorate candidate Steve Gibson has quit the party after being threatened with expulsion.

Cunliffe formally steps down

David Cunliffe

Labour leader steps down amid warning that conservative supporters won't back Grant Robertson.

Gillard urges purpose from Labour

Ex-Australian PM Julia Gillard urges Labour to pursue purpose to recover from worst election loss in 92 years.

Cunliffe offers olive branch


David Cunliffe says the Labour Party must "re-unify" and he would be happy to have Grant Robertson as deputy.

RBNZ in $521m currency intervention

NZ dollar down

NZ dollar slumps again after currency intervention of more than half a billion dollars.

Rare Government role for ACT MP

David Seymour

First term ACT Party MP David Seymour gets an 'under secretary' role and a $175,600 salary - but no Crown limo.

NZ reassesses IS threat risk

John Key

NZ reassesses its threat risk as tensions rise in the Middle East. | Australia trains for IS mission

Peter Dunne keeps ministerial portfolios

Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne will support the new Government and, in return, gets to keep the status quo.

Beehive Live: Coalitions and contests

From the Beehive

Prime Minister John Key will release details of coalition deals between National and ACT and UnitedFuture today.

Stitching a coalition together

John Key

Details of coalition deals set to be announced today, as PM John Key moves to shore up an "inclusive Government".

Cunliffe wrong to contest leadership: Key

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

John Key wades into Labour's leadership woes, saying David Cunliffe shouldn't have thrown his hat back in the ring. | Stitching a coalition together

Labour leadership victory may prove pyrrhic

Tracy Watkins

OPINION: David Cunliffe may yet win the battle for the Labour leadership, but in doing so could lose the war.

Labour steels itself for ugly run-off

David Cunliffe

Soul-searching over Labour's election thumping sparks sweeping review of disastrous campaign and ebbing support.

Labour needs to lose dead wood


OPINION: Last week began with pure farce as New Zealand's largest centre-Left party performed the latest episode of Labour Behaving Badly.

Labour to undertake sweeping review

moira coatsworth

Labour has announced a review of its election thumping, starting with its campaign strategy.

David Cunliffe's slow-motion train wreck

David Cunliffe

OPINION: The red tide David Cunliffe predicted would wash over the Beehive barely lapped at the door of the campaign war room. | No options

Labour out of options, Robertson says


It will be up to David Cunliffe to decide if stays in Labour's caucus if Grant Robertson wins the leadership.

The secret diary of . . . David Cunliffe

BBQ Sausages

OPINION: In many ways we are all just motes of dust flickering in thin strips of sunlight.

Cheer up, don't be Left bereft!

OPINION: The Left's reaction to its devastating election loss is like All Blacks supporters after a World Cup failure.

Stuart Nash: it's all about 'bloody hard work'

stuart nash

The only Labour MP to win a seat back from National is coy about his leadership aspirations.

Robertson vows to end Labour bloodbath


David Cunliffe has vowed to fight on, but who else will throw their hat in the ring?

David Cunliffe 'intent on destruction'

David Cunliffe

Neither the left nor the right think David Cunliffe is a viable leader for the Labour Party.

David Cunliffe resigns as Labour leader

David Cunliffe

Grant Robertson says he'll take on David Cunliffe for Labour's top job.

Twitter reacts: David Cunliffe resignation


The online reactions are mixed to news that Cunliffe has stepped down but will also re-contest the leadership.

David Cunliffe - in his own words

David Cunliffe

Some of David Cunliffe's memorable moments and notable quotes.

David Cunliffe down, but not out


David Cunliffe has resigned - but the move does not mark the end of his leadership ambitions.
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