Advance voting starts on Monday

Voting in the 2017 General Election kicks off in earnest on Monday September 11 when advance voting places open, and will go through until...

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...

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...

Enter the dragon

I’m fascinated by the business card Wetex Kang hands me. It’s heavy and embossed, a respectable card for the Maori Party’s first Asian candidate...

Growing pains for Hunua

Running as an Independent candidate for Hunua, it's not immediately obvious where Ian Cummings sits on the political scale. "Definitely not left...I'm a conservative as...

Cut red tape now: Smith

Red tape is strangling business and growth and needs a massive shake-up, according to Anthony Smith, the ACT Party candidate for Hunua “Businesses at all...

Bringing disability and politics together

Women in New Zealand started voting 124 years ago but it’s been only three years since Telephone Voting was introduced for the visually impaired...

Former PM presents challenge coin to Baljit Kaur

It's not very often that a former Prime Minister calls on an upcoming politician to tell her that he sees great potential. Labour candidate for...

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...

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...


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