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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 9:41 PM The mummy of all mysteries...solved: Archaeologists uncover secrets of how mankind pulled off one of its most awesome miracles

It has for centuries been one of the world’s greatest enigmas: how a Bronze Age society with little in the way of technology created Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza – the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now archaeologists have discovered fascinating proof that shows how the Egyptians transported 2½-ton blocks of limestone

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

23 September 2017 2:28 AM More than 80 percent plan to vote

THIS week’s Gisborne Herald web poll shows most people here are keen to vote in the election, with a slight majority intending to do it on the day itself. When asked if they would be voting in the General Election, and if so when, 44 percent of people said they would vote today, with 40 percent saying they had voted early, a total of 84 percent 1

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 8:54 PM Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

Russia's foreign minister has likened the war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children. The North Korean leader earlier labelled Mr Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" after Mr Trump threatened to destroy his country. Mr Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim Jong-un "a madman" who "will be tested 1

22 September 2017 8:50 PM New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party. Labour saw a major surge after the July appointment of the 37-year-old leader but has fallen back slightly since. The vote is expected 2

22 September 2017 7:14 AM Antony Green's Election Blog

When Prime Minister Bill English announced in February New Zealand would go to the polls on September 23, it was with the expectation his Government should be re-elected. Mr English became Prime Minister in December last year following the retirement of his popular predecessor, John Key, a three-time election winner and prime minister since 2008. Despite 2