It's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in Wellington - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzIt's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in WellingtonStuff.co.nzCoalition negotiations will get underway in earnest on Sunday morning as NZ First leader Winston Peters begins four days of meetings to decide who he will form the next Government with. Peters is heading back to Wellington from his Northland bolthole ...and more »

New Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political Concerns - Pound Sterling Live

Pound Sterling LiveNew Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political ConcernsPound Sterling LiveThe New Zealand Dollar is showing signs of weakness possibly prompted by a fresh bout of political anxiety, days before a decision on the composition of the next government looks to be finally made. Two weeks after the official result of the election ...and more »

New Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailNew Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ...Daily MailThe results of the New Zealand election were finalised on Saturday however the outcome is still yet to be determined popular Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls short of majority. In New Zealand a party must reach 61 seats to hold the majority under the ...and more »

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner - KESQ

KESQNew Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winnerKESQNational Party leader Bill English celebrates with his wife Mary English and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Paula Bennett, right, on Sept. 23, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand. With results too close to call, no outright winner between National's ...and more »

New Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majority - MaltaToday

MaltaTodayNew Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majorityMaltaTodayWinston Peters, New Zealand First party leader, has captured media attention after his outspoken comments on immigration. [Photo: Reuters]. The ruling National Party in New Zealand faces a rising Labour-Green coalition, narrowing the gap between the ...and more »

NZ First: Discussions - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

NZ First: DiscussionsScoop.co.nz (press release)New Zealand First will hold post-election discussions in Wellington tomorrow, Sunday 8th October, with the National Party at midday and the Labour Party at 3pm – same venue as used previously. ends ...and more »

New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes counted - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressNew Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes countedThe Indian ExpressThe conservative National Party of Prime Minister Bill English finished with 56 seats, down from the 58 it held after the September 23 polling day count. 0. Shares. Share. By: AFP | Wellington | Published:October 7, 2017 12:32 pm. new zealand, new ...and more »

Barry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMP - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldBarry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMPNew Zealand HeraldThe moral mandate has instead become more of a man date between Winston Peters and Bill English. National believes it should be the first cab off the New Zealand First rank, even though it's lost two seats, one to Labour and the other to The Greens, in ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlock - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlockSouth China Morning PostNew Zealand's two main parties prepared on Saturday to intensify negotiations with kingmaker MP Winston Peters after the counting of postal and overseas votes from last month's general election failed to break a two-week political deadlock. With the ...and more »

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ First - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ FirstScoop.co.nz (press release)Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Bill English is putting a brave face on the loss of two seats in the final count from the Sept. 23 general election, which could spell the end of nine years of National Party-led governments in New Zealand. “Now ...and more »

We update our preliminary analysis of the raw numbers of the 2017 election votes counted, after the 'specials' are ... - Interest.co.nz

Interest.co.nzWe update our preliminary analysis of the raw numbers of the 2017 election votes counted, after the 'specials' are ...Interest.co.nzThe election night counts, including the advance votes, favoured the National Party (46.0%) over the Labour (35.8% / Greens (5.9%) alliance. Kingmaker, NZ First gained 7.5% on the night. But the late counted 'specials' favoured Labour (42.6% and the ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlock - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlockThe New Indian ExpressNew Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English, left, and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern both talking to their supporters. (Photo | AP). WELLINGTON: New Zealand's two main parties prepared Saturday to intensify negotiations with kingmaker MP Winston ...and more »

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race - News1130

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close raceNews1130TURANGI, New Zealand – New Zealanders still don't know who will next lead their country after a final vote count from a general election held two weeks ago tightened the close race between liberals and incumbent conservatives. Election officials on ...and more »

Odds of a centre-left govt improve after final vote count - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Odds of a centre-left govt improve after final vote countScoop.co.nz (press release)Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The parliamentary arithmetic has improved for the formation of a centre-left government following the release of the final count from the Sept. 23 general election by the Electoral Commission this afternoon. The final count ...and more »

Final tally in NZ election strengthens Labour in negotiation talks - Reuters

ReutersFinal tally in NZ election strengthens Labour in negotiation talksReutersFILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English speaks to supporters during an election night event in Auckland, New Zealand, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Nigel Marple/File Photo. WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A possible Labour-Green coalition ...and more »

Peters: results show waiting for special votes was important - Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZBPeters: results show waiting for special votes was importantNewstalk ZBWinston Peters says he feels vindicated by waiting for the special vote count which has seen National drop two seats while Labour and the Greens picked up a seat each. It means there's now only a two seat difference in the majority of National forming ...and more »

New Zealand opposition Labour in a stronger position after final election tally - Brisbane Times

New Zealand opposition Labour in a stronger position after final election tallyBrisbane TimesWellington: New Zealand opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern said a final election vote tally put her party in a strengthened position as it negotiates to form a government with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. The final count for the ...and more »

The numbers are in, let the politics begin - Pundit

The numbers are in, let the politics beginPunditThe official election results finally have been announced. They tell us what we thought they would - so now what will they mean? The announcement of the official election count, including special votes, is both unsurprising and at least potentially ...and more »

Election Results: Labour and Greens gain two seats, National loses two - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzElection Results: Labour and Greens gain two seats, National loses twoStuff.co.nzRelease of the 2017 general election official results in a media briefing at the Electoral Commission, Wellington, with Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright. Formal negotiations will get under way on Sunday now special votes have been counted, and NZ ...and more »

Election 2017: Bill English, Jacinda Ardern both claim mandate after final votes counted - New Zealand Herald

Election 2017: Bill English, Jacinda Ardern both claim mandate after final votes countedNew Zealand HeraldJacinda Ardern and Bill English are both claiming a mandate from voters after the results of the special votes were announced. The special votes have evened up the two alternative governments, with National on 56 seats and the Labour-Green bloc on 54 ...and more »