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24 September 2017 4:43 AM NZ dollar in for volatility with govt still unclear

The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after the election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. The National Party secured the largest number of votes in Saturday's election but two of its possible allies lost seats in parliament

23 September 2017 11:07 PM New Zealand election: Winston Peters 'kingmaker' in hung parliament as nation awaits result

The votes have been counted and New Zealanders have had their say, but the dust is far from settled as the nation eagerly awaits news on who will form government, Josh Bavas writes. The votes have been counted and New Zealanders have had their say, but the dust is far from settled as the nation eagerly awaits news on who will form government

23 September 2017 9:53 PM Ardern confident in Labour-NZ First-Greens govt

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she is confident a Labour, NZ First, Greens government could provide stable government despite having just a one-seat majority. Ms Ardern said she was due to speak to Green co-leader James Shaw on Sunday afternoon but it was clear that NZ First leader Winston Peters wanted some time before any conversations were held. She denied 10

23 September 2017 4:02 PM Decision now lies with Peters

National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern almost single-handedly dragging Labour back into the race after taking over the party's leadership in August. National took 46% of the vote, the Electoral Commission said, while support for Labour was 35.8%. A final tally including overseas 1

23 September 2017 12:33 PM New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, New Zealand First Party kingmaker

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s ruling National Party won the largest number of votes in the country’s general election on Saturday, securing a comfortable margin over the Labour Party after what had promised to be the most hotly contested race in recent history. National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic

23 September 2017 11:47 AM Swarbrick to be youngest MP in 42 years

The Greens' Chloe Swarbrick will become the youngest New Zealand MP in 42 years with the environmental party earning seven seats in parliament. The Greens' Chloe Swarbrick looks set to become the youngest MP in 42 years. Preliminary results from Saturday night's election give the Greens's 5.9 per cent of the party vote, which will will mean seven seats

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Thousands flee their homes as Bali volcano threatens to erupt

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled on Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centres and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a “tremendous increase” in seismic activity

23 September 2017 12:33 AM New Zealand polls open as record numbers of voters cast ballots in advance

New Zealand goes to the polls to choose the make-up of its 52nd Parliament today, in a close-run race between the governing National Party and the opposition Labour Party. Doors to the polling booths opened at 9:00am (local time), though a record number of voters had already cast their ballots in advance. Voting will end at 7:00pm (local time) and the country's 2

22 September 2017 11:25 PM PAL reschedules several flights to New Zealand, Australia

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the rescheduling of several flights to New Zealand and Australia because of the ongoing repair of an aviation fuel pipeline at the Auckland airport in New Zealand. However, PAL said in a statement, its operations “remain unhampered” in Auckland and in Cairns, Australia, which is the airline’s hub in Australia 1

22 September 2017 9:43 PM More international flights cancelled

International travelers booked on four flights out of Auckland are the latest victims of the fuel crisis. A spokeswoman for Auckland Airport told the New Zealand Herald that four international flights had been cancelled on Saturday due to a shortage of fuel caused by a rupture on the pipeline used to transport fuel from Northland to Auckland 1