Category: General election 2014

PACIFIC FIRST: Fiji diplomat elected President of the United Nations

Fifth generation Fijian, Peter Thomson, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has been elected President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the largely ceremonial but prestigious post,...

National ‘winz’ amid blood, sweat and tears

Watching the election from overseas was like sitting on Wayne Barnes shoulders refereeing the All Blacks and Sprinboks epic match last week. It was great entertainment value of the highest order. So much so that this election wins my vote as the most most bizarre in the history of this country, and I’ve seen my fair share over the past 30-years.

HISTORY: Peseta made full minister inside John Key’s cabinet

  Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga becomes the first member of parliament of Pacific heritage elevated inside cabinet in a National government. Peseta will take responsibility for three portfolios: Minister for Corrections, Minister for Ethnic Communities, and...