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19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 7:38 AM New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage New Zealand's lawmakers and public employees were told Tuesday to cancel all nonessential flights to and from Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation's largest airport continued to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. The main pipeline that carries jet fuel to Auckland Airport ruptured 3

15 September 2017 5:23 PM Salt Lake County GOP fills legislative seat with coin toss

Salt Lake County GOP fills legislative seat with coin toss A West Jordan GOP party officer has been picked to fill a vacant seat in Utah's Legislature after Salt Lake County Republicans used a coin toss to settle a tie vote. Cheryl Acton won the election after about 50 Salt Lake County GOP delegates on Thursday night winnowed a field of four candidates 1

14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 3

14 September 2017 8:27 AM Labour reverses Ardern's 'captain's call' on tax reform

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party has reversed one of new leader Jacinda Ardern's first 'captain's calls', saying it will implement no tax reforms recommended by a working group before the 2020 election. Announced by the party's finance spokesman, Grant Robertson, the move returns Labour to its position under the previous leader, Andrew Little 4

13 September 2017 2:09 PM Vote now or on September 23 but vote you must

Voting has started in the 2017 General Election, with advance voting places now open around the country. Anyone who is ready to vote can cast an advance vote between September 11 and September 22 at one of the 480 advance voting places right around New Zealand. Voters can also enrol, check or update their enrolment details at an advance voting place 9

12 September 2017 11:38 PM Swing voters likely to decide this election

Swing voters likely to decide this election Yet another shock poll result has really just confirmed the 2017 general election is a two horse-race that is too close to call. There are anecdotal signs some of the public have become bored by the constant head-counting of the pollsters, and perhaps starting to question the results. The latest Newshub-Reid 8

12 September 2017 8:12 AM Ruling Nationals recover support in jittery New Zealand election campaign

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Support for New Zealand’s National Party has surged, a poll published on Tuesday suggests, indicating the ruling party will grab enough votes at looming national elections to govern. The Newshub-Reid poll is the latest twist in the rollercoaster ride of New Zealand’s electoral campaign, coming just weeks after a separate poll showed 4

12 September 2017 4:08 AM Opinion: Joyce's 'fake news' fiscal hole backfires

He even infected the usually (though not quite always) courteous Bill English. National turned into the nasty party. Result: National looks discombobulated. Result: some voters sense National thinks it might lose. They look around. Joyce last week repeated an old National trick of 2011 and 2014. He threw around inflated "costings'' of Labour's promises 4

11 September 2017 9:14 PM Damage control and a deeper rethink needed

He even infected the usually (though not quite always) courteous Bill English. National turned into the nasty party. Result: National looks discombobulated. Result: some voters sense National thinks it might lose. They look around. Joyce last week repeated an old National trick of 2011 and 2014. He threw around inflated "costings'' of Labour's promises 5