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25 September 2017 3:20 AM Scoop Business » NZ stocks, dollar tread water after election

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand markets are treading water as coalition talks get underway after Saturday’s general election although sentiment is also being weighed on by offshore events. Preliminary results show New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters firmly in a kingmaker position as all parties fell short of the necessary 61 seats to secure

25 September 2017 1:47 AM MARKET REACTION: NZ stocks, dollar tread water after election amidst uncertainty

New Zealand markets are treading water as coalition talks get underway after Saturday's general election although sentiment is also being weighed on by offshore events. Preliminary results show New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters firmly in a kingmaker position as all parties fell short of the necessary 61 seats to secure a parliamentary majority

25 September 2017 1:39 AM Residents in fear after tagger's political attack

On Sunday morning Grey Lynn resident Zoe Tietze was getting ready to take her dog for a walk when she stepped outside and saw her home had been tagged. "We noticed it all over the street and on our house," she told the New Zealand Herald. "We originally had a small hoarding on our house supporting the National Party. The vandals had clearly seen that. It was taken

25 September 2017 12:28 AM Sad end for Maori Party co-leader

Te Ururoa Flavell will step down as co-leader immediately and end his political career after his Maori Party failed to wins any seats in Parliament in Saturday's election. However, Mr Flavell was optimistic the party could rise again - and believe a term "in the wilderness'' could even help it by reminding Maori of the importance of having the party's

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 10:09 PM Trump insults make rocket attack 'inevitable': N Korea

Pyongyang's FM makes remarks in response to US President Donald Trump calling Pyongyang's leader 'rocket man'. North Korea has warned that US President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks against the Asian country and its leader will make the US mainland an "inevitable" target for rocket strikes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Hong remarks on Saturday

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 8:45 AM Polls close as New Zealand awaits result of closely fought election

Polls have closed in New Zealand’s national elections amid what looks like a close race between the conservative prime minister and his liberal challenger. Early results suggest incumbent Bill English’s National Party is a little ahead of Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party. Under New Zealand’s proportional voting system, large parties typically have to form alliances