The 2017 election campaign is starting on Sunday for Labour, a day after their worst polling day result since 1922.
It's straight back to business today for John Key, as he shores up support for his new government.
The number of New Zealanders voting increased on the last election, but was still one of the lowest on record.
The government has decided that rates rebates for people living in retirement villages should be considered.
Labour leader Andrew Little can call the centre the middle if he wants to, but he's still going to need those voters to win an election.
Vacant land earmarked for a new school is going to be turned into a 51-home development to provide transitional housing for families.
Grant Robertson has labelled Don Brash "an irrelevant bigot" for fronting a new lobby group opposing what it calls Maori favouritism.
The New Zealand White Ensign will be hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the first time to mark 75 years since the founding of the Royal NZ Navy.
Federated Farmers president William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers' Organisation.
Parliament is reviewing the rules around the way it works and Speaker David Carter wants the public to have a say.
A postie has been stood down after 3000 items, including voting papers, were found not to have been delivered to residents in the Wellington suburb of Maupuia.
The government and opposition parties say a new lobby group that opposes "Maori favouritism" won't have much of an impact.
The latest Global Competitiveness Index puts New Zealand in 13th place among 148 countries, that means an improvement of 10 places since 2012.
The late entry of an Eastern European woman in the race to be the next UN Secretary-General is considered to have damaged Helen Clark's chances of winning.
Waitangi Day organising committee member Pita Paraone has called a hui to discuss next year's event and avoid the "shenanigans" that went on in February.
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