Meet your election candidates for Pakuranga

Welcome to the first of a series of articles we intend to bring to you in the run-up to the General Election on September...

Special lunch guest at Botany

It’s not every day that the Prime Minister, Bill English taps you on the shoulder and wants to know how you are doing. There was...

‘It’s about the bigger picture’

Working full time and having a three-month-old daughter would be enough to keep most people fairly busy. Throw in a bit of General Election campaigning...

Reeves wants new school at Beachlands

Jon Reeves, the NZ First list candidate in Hunua, would re-open all the rural police stations closed in New Zealand in the past year...

“Maori party values actually align with the community”

She knows it’s a blue electorate, but Maori Party’s Carrie Stoddart-Smith isn’t backing down. “I wanted to stand in a general seat for the Maori...

Better infrastructure for Hunua – Bayly

National MP Andrew Bayly says ensuring the Hunua electorate gets its fair share of infrastructure and resources is top of his priorities list. Bayly, who...

Ross back in Botany

Jami-Lee Ross says he feels a bit like ‘mother hen’ during his first week back in parliament. The Botany MP has been re-elected by a...

MP hopefuls put to the test

With the General Election just over two weeks away, the Times joined a big crowd at a local church listening to candidates standing in...

Two ticks can change the world

Of total enrolled voters in the 2014 General Election, just 62.73 per cent of those aged 18-24 voted. The 25-29 age group was slightly...

Confident, determined and ready to serve

Jami-Lee Ross is no stranger to politics.  He’s confident, he’s determined and he knows what he wants. He first stood for local council in 2004...

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