David Johnston's making as a defence minister "The mixed reputations of David Johnston and Julie Bishop rest on the success of our military operations in Iraq." (Sophie Morris)
Monday, September 22nd
John Key seeks coalition despite party's parliament majority "John Key is set to lead New Zealand for a third consecutive term after official results showed his party garnered 48% of the national vote, and would likely end up with 61 seats in a 121-member Parliament."
Also: Key wants 2015 referendum on ridding NZ's flag of union jack (The Guardian)