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NZ's newest billionaire: Covid-stranded American gaming CEO Gabe Newell applies for NZ residency - 1News
Newell says reports of him looking to start a Valve office in New Zealand are inaccurate - but that's not to say it's a bad idea.
Valve Corporation CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed to 1 NEWS that he is applying for New Zealand residency - but says reports of him moving developers for his video game company to New Zealand are unfounded. Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve Corporation. Source: 1 NEWS Various gaming media outlets reported yesterday that Newell had indicated he was looking to move developers to New Zealand as the gaming company faced the challenge of Covid-19. According to the reports, he was arranging a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss the prospect of bringing developers to New Zealand. However, he told 1 NEWS that those reports were inaccurate. "I do not have a meeting lined up with the PM," he said. "Valve does not currently have plans to open an office in New Zealand, which isn't to say that it would be a bad idea. It's just not something we are working on." Newell has been visiting New Zealand since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, and decided to stick it out and shelter in place along with a group of friends. Speaking to 1 NEWS today, he didn't specify which visa he was applying for. If he becomes a resident, he will be among New Zealand's wealthiest, with a net worth according to Forbes of about NZ$6 billion. Newell is also in the process of re-organisating a concert event to say thank you to New Zealand for having him during the Covid-19 period, after the last event had to be postponed due to the second resurgence in the community. Your playlist will load after this ad Mr Newell appeared on Breakfast alongside Alex Riberas and Teagan Klein to talk about the August 15 event. Source: Breakfast 1 NEWS understands the We Love Aotearoa concert could take place before the end of the year, but the date has not been confirmed. He has also enlisted a Kiwi drift champion to race in endurance motorsport here in New Zealand as part of his Heart of Racing team, which raises money for children's hospitals including Starship. Billionaire Gabe Newell enlists Kiwi drifting ace for new race team raising money for Starship children's hospital Newell co-founded Valve Corporation in 1996, and the company's online game distribution service Steam has an estimated 90 million active users - Steam's annual revenue is estimated to be in the billions. Valve has made immensely-popular games including Counter-Strike, Half-Life, DOTA and Portal. News tip or more information? Email Luke Appleby or Follow @lukeappleby
One new imported Covid-19 case recorded in New Zealand today - 1News
Today's case arrived from Kenya via Dubai on October 7.
There is one new case of Covid-19 recorded in New Zealand today, in managed isolation. File picture. Source: istock.com The Ministry of Health reported the numbers via statement today, confirming there were no new cases in the community today. Today's case arrived from Kenya via Dubai on October 7. They tested positive at routine testing around day 12 of their stay in a managed isolation facility in Auckland. They have been transferred to Auckland's quarantine facility. Five previously reported cases are now considered to have recovered, bringing the total number of active cases in New Zealand to 33. The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand is 1531. Yesterday, laboratories completed 2715 tests, bringing the total number of Covid-19 tests completed to date to 1,034,603. The port worker case Yesterday, the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said a port worker who was reported to have contracted Covid-19 two days ago likely got the virus from a new border incursion, according to genome sequencing. The case was initially reported as potentially coming from the community. There are 30 community close contacts identified in relation to the port worker case, and all have been contacted and are self-isolating, the Ministry of Health said today. All the test results returned from close and casual contacts of the case announced are negative to date. The strain of the man's virus had not been seen in New Zealand before, and Bloomfield confirmed the case was not connected to Auckland's August cluster. The Ministry of Health included an update today on the ships the port worker had worked in. Authorities said the Sofrana Surville is suspected as being the source of infection. The ship circuits around Brisbane, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand. It arrived in Auckland on October 13 to collect eight crew members. The ship is on its way to Brisbane, and officials are following up with authorities in Australia regarding the health of the crew. Australian authorities are conducting testing and serology on all 19 crew members, and will conduct genome sequencing if any crew return a positive result. Investigations into the ships activities while in New Zealand found there are 11 people considered to have had contact with the ship while it was in Auckland. All are being followed up, tested and isolated if required. A public health unit in the Bay of Plenty is continuing work to identify people who boarded the ship while it was in Tauranga. The Ken Rei remains anchored off Napier. All 21 crew onboard are being treated as close contacts of the port worker. The man who tested positive worked on the Ken Rei on October 14 at the Port of Taranaki. The Ministry of Health said all 21 were getting daily health checks, and none had reported any Covid-19 symptoms so far. They have been symptom-free for seven days. Officials are making arrangements for the ship's next steps with public health units, port authorities and the ship's owners. Moana Chief - where the man had worked on Wednesday - is still under investigation. But, authorities don't believe the ship is the likely source of infection because it only operates in New Zealand and only has New Zealand-based crew. But, testing of the Moana Chief crew will take place tomorrow to rule it out as the source of infection, authorities said.
'My new name is Caleb's dad' – Proud Eroni Clarke reflects on son's journey to All Blacks - 1News
The former All Black was chuffed to see his son add to the No.11 jersey’s legacy.
Eroni Clarke may not have been on the field on Sunday afternoon, but he was still very much a part of the All Blacks' 27-7 win over the Wallabies thanks to son Caleb's impressive first start in the black jersey. Your playlist will load after this ad The former All Black was chuffed to see his son add to the No.11 jerseys legacy. Source: 1 NEWS The young wing starred for the All Blacks in front of a packed out Eden Park and while his dad wasn't playing, he was still featured on the stadium's big screen to the delight of the crowd. For Eroni though, he was happy to play a quieter role. "The first thought that came to my head [when I was on the big screen] was, 'can we just keep it to the boys please?'" Eroni told 1 NEWS. "But what was really nice was to hear the crowd and that they got it as well - a father and son." Before Sunday's match, Eroni said there were plenty of nerves among the family for the 21-year-old's first All Black start after he made a successful debut the week prior off the bench in Wellington. "I think that's one of those things as a father, that if Caleb has any nerves, you want to take that on yourself so that he can play at his best," the 24-Test former All Black said. "As a family we got together, we prayed, we wanted him to succeed more than anything else and we were asking God for that help. "But it was really good. It was a nice build-up, beautiful weather and then getting to the park, what a beautiful occasion and the ground was in good nick as well." As the match played out, those nerves started to fade away with Caleb carving up the Wallabies' defence at will with his power and speed before setting up a try in the second half with an inspired run through five defenders. Your playlist will load after this ad The young winger lost his grandfather earlier this year but said he felt his presence at Eden Park. Source: 1 NEWS "I was standing up yelling, 'go Caleb, go Caleb'," Clarke said, remembering the special moment. Along with his pride as a father though, Clarke said he was also happy for his son as a former All Black who was now adding his own story in the fabled No.11 jersey after spending six seasons between 1992 and 1998 doing so himself. "The desire for him to play well and to serve that jersey well is something, everything as a father, but also too as an All Black as well, is what you want him to be." Clarke said it's been important throughout his son's career to remind him he's playing his own game, rather than following in the footsteps of his All Black dad. "One of the things for Caleb, and I as a father and son, was to really take off those expectations of him so that it would help him to express that gift and talent without having to live up to, 'oh, my dad was an All Black and my grandfather was an international rugby player for [Samoa]'. "And so we're seeing now, my new name is Caleb's dad so he's building and doing really well in making his own way through the sport." Caleb now heads to Australia with the All Blacks for the series with the Wallabies and Argentina, where he'll look to add to his impressive international rookie season.
Morning Briefing Oct 20: Urgent review as new gap found in border testing - 1News
Health officials look to plug a new gap in border testing and Jacinda Ardern meets with the Greens,
As 21 people on board the Ken Rei ship wait for clearance to dock in Napier following their contact with a Covid-19 case, questions are being raised over testing at ports and for ship workers. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed yesterday the new community case of the virus was likely a border incursion, given its a new strain not seen in New Zealand before. Authorities say the man was likely infected on the Sofrana Surville ship, which arrived in Auckland and had eight crew join it from the Philippines. Those crew members werent tested before boarding the ship as transiting foreign workers are not routinely checked. The Ministry of Health says this is because they have no interaction with the community, however one health expert told RNZ it clearly represents a gap in border testing. Auckland Universitys Collin Tukuitonga says such testing should be mandatory. Health officials are now urgently reviewing port procedures and the testing of transiting crew members. Dr Bloomfield will be on TVNZs Breakfast around 7.25am today to further discuss the issue. Sign up to get the Morning Briefing delivered direct to your inbox here. Ardern meets with Greens Negotiations between Labour and the Green Party are expected to ramp up later this week after Jacinda Ardern met with Green co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw yesterday afternoon. Stuff reports the meeting wasnt a negotiation but instead a general conversation about processes and timeframes. Earlier in the day, Davidson and Shaw said policy gains, rather than job titles, would be their focus in any negotiation talks. Shaw said Labour would still benefit from an arrangement with the Greens, while former Prime Minister Helen Clark said politics needs long term relationships. Over at The Spinoff, Andrew Geddis has gone through the options Labour and the Greens will be looking at with regards to their working relationship over the next three years and the likelihood of each. And as Labour welcomed many new MPs to Parliament yesterday, talk also turned to who Jacinda Arderns deputy Prime Minister might be. The Herald reports Labours Kelvin Davis is getting strong backing for the job, however he wouldnt discuss that decision when asked about it by media. National MPs bow out National is preparing to farewell nearly a third of its caucus today after the election results left the party with just 35 seats in Parliament. Departing MPs will be given five minutes to say their goodbyes and air any concerns to caucus. It comes as the party continues to lick its wounds following a bruising election night. Judith Collins says shes happy to continue as Nationals leader as they pause to reflect and refocus. The party is also welcoming five new MPs to its caucus today, including former Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon. Hes been tipped to lead the party in the future but quickly dismissed any suggestions of rolling Collins as leader yesterday. Watson given jail sentence New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to four months in prison by a High Court judge in London. The jail term is for withholding information about his assets from philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn, who's pursuing the former rich-lister for $57 million. Watson's defence counsel has requested to apply for an appeal. Blame game over bubble The new trans-Tasman travel bubble is at the centre of a political storm across the ditch just days after taking flight. A blame game is underway in Australia as officials discover more than 100 Kiwis have travelled beyond the two states that dont require them to quarantine, including to the cities of Hobart, Perth and Adelaide. In Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews says the state is now part of the bubble whether Victorians liked it or not. However, one woman who travelled from New Zealand to Melbourne to attend her fathers funeral says she did so in good faith. She told 9News she wasnt sure if she was allowed to fly to Melbourne so booked the flights through a travel agent who checked with government officials and said she could. She says the state made the Kiwi travellers feel like we were criminals, even though weve done all the right things. Selling NZ to Kiwis Meanwhile, domestic tourism is in the spotlight once again as the struggling industry looks for ways to keep operators afloat during the pandemic. A $200 domestic travel card for every Kiwi is one idea thats been put forward, however questions are being asked over how such a scheme would work. And as more Kiwis prepare for a summer at home, surf lifeguards are bracing for a busy time. They say theyre expecting huge crowds on beaches while Kiwis are restricted from international travel. Other news of note this morning: - Wales is being put into a two-week national lockdown as officials look to bring Covid-19 under control and give the NHS some breathing space before winter. - Stuff reports some of the biggest companies in the world have claimed millions of dollars in wage subsidies for their New Zealand operations. - All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has confirmed hes heading overseas on a short-term rugby sabbatical. - An Auckland mum says she "felt awful" after claiming she was told to leave a public pool because of her swimwear choice. - And Fair Go looks at how long a car's factory paint job should last. And finally... A scene from Dog Almighty. Source: 1 NEWS Kiwis love to watch dogs on the telly. From A Dogs Show to Tux Wonder Dogs, the country has a long, proud history of canine antics on the small screen. And now a new show is about to join that group with TVNZs Dog Almighty beginning its search for New Zealands most talented pooch. Seven Sharps Laura Daniel caught up with show hosts Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce last night - and found theyre more than happy their TV career has gone to the dogs.
One person dead after van carrying seasonal workers from Samoa crashes with truck north of Napier - TVNZ
Others were injured in the accident on State Highway 5 at Tarawera.
One person has died after a crash involving a van carrying seasonal workers from Samoa, in Tarawera north of Napier. One person has died and nine others have been injured following a crash in Tarawera, north of Napier, this morning. Source: Facebook / Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service St John said they were alerted to the incident on State Highway 5, Tarawera, between Tataraakina Road and Pohukura Road at 9.52am. Ten people with injuries ranging from moderate to critical were treated by St John, before being transported to various hospitals - including in the Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Palmerston North and Taup - via helicopter and ambulance, St John Hawke's Bay territory manager Brendon Hutchinson told 1 NEWS. A rescue helicopter transported a critically injured man to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further treatment, while two other rescue helicopters transported further patients to hospital, Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service said on Facebook this afternoon. A man has since died. Police say: "Eleven people, including the deceased, were in the van when the crash with the truck occurred. "A number of those people in the van were Samoan nationals, who were in New Zealand working as seasonal workers. One New Zealander was also in the van." The crash occurred on State Highway 5, Tarawera, between Tataraakina Road and Pohukura Road shortly before 10am. Source: Facebook / Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service Five of those injured in the crash are being treated at Hawke's Bay Hospital, a spokesperson for the Hawke's Bay DHB told 1 NEWS. A teenager remains in the Intensive Care Unit with critical injuries, while four others - ranging in age from 20s to 40s - are in stable condition. Your playlist will load after this ad Locals say a truck tried to avoid hitting three vans when the accident happened. Source: 1 NEWS 1 NEWS spoke with the owners of nearby Tarawera Cafe who said a truck carrying wine tried to avoid hitting three vans when the accident happened. State Highway 5 has since reopened. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
Greens outline priorities in negotiations with Labour - 'Policy gains rather than the job titles' - 1News
Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson say they've “set the ground for a conversation”.
Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson say policy gains are what theyll be focused on in any negotiation talks with Labour. Your playlist will load after this ad Marama Davidson and James Shaw say Labour will benefit from their support. Source: 1 NEWS Speaking on TVNZ1's Breakfast today Davidson said she had spoken to Labour leader Jacinda Ardern over the weekend to set the ground for a conversation, eyeing the continuation of the two parties working together - following Labour's big election win. Of course the final decision will come back to our members, she said. Our goal is to have a look at what we can achieve on those election priorities for our climate, protecting nature, making sure were looking after everyone. Davidson said the Greens would try to present a work programme that achieved that. Despite Labour commanding a majority in the House, Shaw said Labour would still benefit with an arrangement with the Greens. He said Ardern was a consensus politician and would want to create as broad a Government as she can. Ardern would also benefit from the talent in the Greens, and a greater majority would be advantageous when it came to select committee membership, Shaw said. But, he didn't know whether the Greens would enter into a coalition or a confidence and supply deal. That depends really on what does that work programme look like, Shaw said. He said those conversations would come later in negotiations once a policy work programme was formed, because this would decide what ministerial portfolios were required and how they would be allocated. That's reflective of what happened in 2017 as well. We looked at the idea of a full coalition. We looked at confidence and supply. "We felt at that time that the confidence and supply agreement worked best for the circumstances we were in," he said. But Shaw said circumstances were very different this time around and he wasn't sure about what ministerial portfolios he may get, if any. Were here for the policy gains rather than the job titles. Shaw yesterday on TVNZ1s Q+A didnt rule out negotiating the Greens wealth tax policy. Im going to take everything I campaigned on into those negotiations. Ardern yesterday didnt rule out working alongside the Green Party in the next Government. "I've had a very brief conversation with James Shaw acknowledging the Green Party's success overnight as well, and of course I placed a call with Marama Davidson also. She said a Government would be formed "in the next two to three weeks". Ardern said she was also wanting straightforward arrangements for this next term of office. "You know, and everyone will have seen, that I have been a consensus builder, but I also need to work with the mandate that Labour has been given as well, and I have said to the Greens that I will talk to them next week. A coalition agreement is a more formal arrangement than a confidence and supply deal. Parties in a coalition form a joint policy plan, and often mean the smaller party gains high-ranking ministerial portfolios. In contrast, a confidence and supply deal allows a smaller party to keep more distance from a governing party. The smaller party will support the Governments continuation during motions of confidence and when it proposes a budget. The election result means Labour will have 64 seats and the Greens will have 10 seats.
Māori Party on a knife's edge of returning to Parliament - TVNZ
Labour candidate Tamati Coffey is trailing behind Māori Party candidate Rawiri Waititi in the Waiariki electorate by 400 votes.
The Mori Party is on a knifes edge of making it back into Parliament with votes still being counted in the Waiariki electorate. Your playlist will load after this ad Votes are still being counted in the Waiariki electorate, where Labour MP Tmati Coffey is trailing by the slimmest of margins. Source: 1 NEWS Labour candidate Tamati Coffey - who won the seat at the last election - is trailing behind Mori Party candidate Rawiri Waititi by 400 votes. It's really close and for that reason I'm not quite ready to concede on this just yet, Coffey said. Waititi called the results so far simple arithmetic and Waiariki is very good at math". It was a two for one deal meant that there were more Mori in Parliament. I'm just really sad that I couldn't take the other seven with me. The special votes are continuing to be counted. Waititi said hes feeling elated about the results. We went up against the red tidal wave and our waka is the only one that's kind of breached that whitewash - or the redwash, he said. The party was sent into electoral exile after Waiariki voted against Te Ururoa Flavell in 2017. Mori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer said its unlikely she will join Waititi through the extra party votes, however. We need to now wrap around as a caucus get together, work out what support we need to put in place for Rawiri, she said. We've got a lot of work to do now. Co-leader John Tamihere is hoping for a new direction with Labour. The opportunity for the Labour Party is to demonstrate what our people want which is a Labour-Mori coalition, Tamihere said. Labours Mori MPs have the lions share of the Mori vote, winning six of the seven Mori seats outright. Labour's Peeni Henare wants it to be rewarded, saying the party has made it clear our people are important in this. We did it with the Mori seats and now we should be getting those results, he said. It includes Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis being named Deputy Prime Minister, which has already been raised by Jacinda Ardern. Waititi said they will continue to build the party over the next three years.
UK's NHS takes to the skies with drones carrying Covid-19 tests - 1News
Its part of a group of projects set to share $2.5 million in funding of space-related solutions for coronavirus.
A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hospitals has won the backing of Britains Space Agency. The drone will be used to carry Covid-19 resources between hospitals in the UK. Source: @Apianaero The start-up project can help free up healthcare staff, avoid courier waiting times and minimise the risk of virus transmission, authorities said today. Trainee doctors Hammad Jeilani and Christopher Law are trialing 'dronepad' infrastructure so the miniature aircraft can take off from and land on hospitals, laboratories and warehouses. They are planning to scale up the trials and set up a nationwide network of secure air corridors to enable the drone delivery service to work safely across National Health Service sites. The hybrid drones which have the rotors of a typical drone and the wings of a plane can carry a maximum of 2 kilograms and fly about 96 kilometres. The drone project is among others set to share $2.5 million NZD of funding from the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency to businesses developing space-based solutions for challenges created by Covid-19.
Covid-19 re-emerges in the community in New Zealand, with one new case today - TVNZ
The person is a man who has been working at ports in Auckland and Taranaki.
There is one new case of Covid-19 in the community in New Zealand today. Your playlist will load after this ad The Director-General of Health spoke to media from Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed the news this afternoon. The person with the Covid-19 infection is a man who works in ports in New Zealand, including in the last two weeks at ports in Auckland and Taranaki. He was regularly tested as part of border testing working in the shipping industry. He returned a negative test on October 2 but felt unwell on Friday October 16 and after contacting Healthline, took a Covid-19 test which returned a positive result yesterday afternoon. Bloomfield said the contact tracing systems were quickly put into action. Because the man was tested so quickly after developing symptoms within the space of a few hours, we were able to identify and isolate his own close contacts within the space of a few hours after receiving the test result yesterday afternoon, he said. Bloomfield said the man was potentially infectious in the two days prior to being tested, Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th of October. Bloomfield said because of the nature of his work, the man had taken precautions to limit his contact with other people. On October 14, the man had been at the port in Taranaki and he checked into a local motel on two different evenings. Those rooms, Bloomfield said had been deep-cleaned and CCTV footage was being used to ascertain any contacts that may have been affected. Staff were also being offered testing. We do not believe there are any close contacts at these two establishments, Bloomfield said. He said the people he worked with on the vessel were using PPE and were being scoped at the moment. That ship is on route to Napier where it arrives this afternoon, the crew on board are being treated as close contacts. We have the public health unit in Napier and other port authorities there working carefully and closely to get in place plans to isolate and test the crew there once they arrive. Bloomfield says no one on board is symptomatic at this time and no plans have been made to have workers quarantine on board the vessel. The man travelled back from New Plymouth to Auckland on Wednesday evening and was not at work on Thursday. Bloomfield said push notifications would be going out via the New Zealand Covid-tracer app for any potential exposure events. He said it reiterates the importance of using the app to keep a track of their movements. The man went to work on Friday but felt unwell and contacted Healthline and was tested on the way home. His four household contacts are in isolation, two in managed isolation and quarantine and two at home. The man was not at the Ports of Auckland while he was infectious but testing was being scaled up in Ports of Auckland and Taranaki for workers there who wished to be tested, in addition to regular testing at those sites. Dr Ashley Bloomfield says while they are "keeping an open mind" as to the source of the man's infection, it isn't likely to be from another instance of community transmission. He says at this stage there is no need for regional lockdowns to be reimposed due to the low risk of community transmission in New Plymouth or Auckland. In addition to this case of in the community, two imported cases of Covid-19 were announced in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities, as well as one new historical case, taking the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1530. The historical case was announced on Friday and the individual is a recent returnee from the United States and completed their full 14 days in a MIQ facility in September. They were asymptomatic during their time in MIQ and returned two negative tests during this time. They were released from MIQ on September 21. These cases can emerge after the person has a respiratory illness that is not Covid-19, such as a cold or influenza. Residual remnants of the virus can be picked up through swabbing, with inflammation often bringing forward virus particles that were not previously picked up, the ministry said on Friday. There are now 42 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand with one of the two cases announced yesterday in MIQ is being removed from the tally while under investigation as a potential historical case. Bloomfield urged all New Zealanders to be vigilant about being tested for Covid-19 as soon as symptoms emerge.
Live updates: Labour on 49% party vote with 98% of ballots counted - TVNZ
Recap the results of the 2020 general election as it happened.
Recap 1 NEWS' coverage as the results for the 2020 general election were announced. You can watch the coverage on TVNZ1, TVNZ OnDemand, 1NEWS.co.nz and on 1 NEWS Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. See the results here on the 1 NEWS website. Preliminary results for election 2020: Labour - 64 seats - 49% National - 35 seats - 26.9% ACT - 10 seats - 8% Green - 10 seats - 7.6% Mori Party - 1 seat - 1% 12:10am: We're signing off for tonight. Thank you for joining us. We're back early from 8am tomorrow. Q+A will be on TVNZ 1 and streaming on 1 NEWS pages with a two-hour special discussing the Elections big winners and losers. Jack Tame will analyse what the next Government will look like and what moves they are likely to make. Tagata Pasifika will also be on at 7.30am and, from 10am, Marae will focus on what the Election results mean for Mori. Re-watch tonight's coverage here on our website or using any of the links at the top of the story. 12:00am: Here's a wrap-up of some of the highlights on 1 NEWS tonight. Here's Judith Collins' concession speech and Jacinda Ardern's victory speech. With Labour's landslide win, supporters were jubilant in the Auckland Town Hall tonight. It's left Ardern's partner Gayford worried if he'll get Neve to sleep tonight. Meanwhile, Labour MP Kieran McAnulty says his dream has come true, after winning Wairarapa back from National. Former National Leader Simon Bridges has called tonight "grim", saying National will need to do some "real soul-searching". 11:59pm: More results in now Labour's Shanan Halbert wins Northcote. New electorate Takanini goes to Labour's Neru Leavasa. National's Simon O'Connor wins Tmaki, Labour's Barbara Kuriger wins Taranaki-King Country. Labour's Louise Upston wins Taupo, and Labour's Vanushi Walters wins Upper Harbour. Labour's Nanaia Mahuta retains Hauraki-Waikato. 11:55pm: Labour's Deborah Russell looks to retain New Lynn, with 99% of the votes counted. Labour takes back New Plymouth from National after 12 years with Glen Bennett's win. National's Simeon Brown retains Pakuranga. Tangi Utikere retains Labour's seat in Palmerston North after Iain Lees-Galloway's exit. 11:52pm: Hehir says there are no permanent wins or loses in the election. "We really expect a lot of them from this term," Espiner says of Labour. National's Luxon wins Botany. Labour's Carmel Sepuloni retains Kelston. National's Denise Lee retains Maungakiekie. Ardern retains Mt Albert. Labour's Michael Wood retains Mt Roskill. Labour's Stuart Nash retains Napier. 11:50pm: Swarbrick wins Auckland Central. 11:43pm: Kaye says National are losing "really, really great people". She says she'll give Auckland Central candidate Emma Mellow a hug toinght. Those coming in through National's list on these numbers include Brownlee, Goldsmith, Bishop, David Bennett, Michael woodhouse, Nicola Willis, Melissa Lee, Nick Smith, Maureen Pugh and Harete Hipango. National at the moment looks to lose MPs like Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Agnes Loehini, Paulo Garcia and Lawrence Yule - many of whom provided the party's ethnic diversity, Kaye says. 11:41pm:Preliminary makeup of Parliament with 97% of the votes counted. Labour - 64 seats National - 35 seats ACT - 10 seats Greens - 10 seats Maori Party - 1 seat (if it wins Waiariki) 11:40pm: More results coming in now. ACT leader David Seymour retains Epsom by nearly 9000 votes. Labour's Jamie Strange retains Hamilton East by a margin of 2000 votes. Labour's Gaurav Sharma wins Hamilton West by 4400 votes. 11:32pm: Maori Party co-leader Ngarewa-Packer has given her concession speech. Labour's Rurawhe leading by more than 1000 votes in Te Tai Hauuru with 98% of votes counted. Ngarewa-Packer says she'll be back in 2023 and she'll stay on as co-leader. 11:29pm: Collins retains her seat in Papakura by a near 6000 vote margin. But, Labour won the electorate vote in the seat. Luxon still ahead in National stronghold Botany. But, the seat has also gone red for the party vote - the first time since the seat was created. 11:25pm: Kaye pays tribute to outgoing MP Tracey Martin and her work in the education space. She also acknowledged the Parliamentary staff who would be losing their jobs after tonight. Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford: "Really calm day ... it's been such a wonderful outcome." He says he didn't expect Labour to hold such a high result all night. National's Simon Watts wins North Shore by nearly a near 4000 margin. 11:23pm: 95% of votes counted now Labour - 49% - 64 seats National - 26.9% - 35 seats ACT - 8% - 10 seats Greens - 7.5% - 10 seats 11:17pm: Still close in Whangrei - National's Reti ahead by 160 votes. Swarbrick looks to win Auckland Central, with 98.8% of the vote counted. Hehir says there's signs National voters have waited to cast their vote. Labour supporters, meanwhile, got out early and knew who they were supporting, he says. 11:14pm: National's Andrew Bayly retains Port Waikato (formerly Hunua) by 4250 votes. Labour's McAnulty wins the formerly National-held Wairarapa seat by 5400 votes. National's Jacqui Dean wins Waitaki by 3100 votes. 11:11pm: Back to reporter Katie Bradford outside of NZ First's HQ. Peters avoided the media pack on his way out. Jones told 1 NEWS the party will take time to reflect about what had happened tonight. Jones has hinted a return, but hasn't indicated what his future may be. 11:09pm: National's Scott Simpson wins Coromandel by about 4200 votes. National's Penny Simmonds wins Invercargill by 680 votes. See the previous updates here