John Key says Winston Peters' claim that a "brorocracy" exists in diplomatic appointments is nonsense.May 4, 2016, 5:14 pm
A Maori-specific clause in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement does not breach the Treaty of Waitangi.May 5, 2016, 7:08 pm
Parliament has passed the bill that sets up Canterbury's mixed-member regional council.May 5, 2016, 6:01 pm
What they're saying about the government's package of measures designed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles.May 5, 2016, 5:00 pm
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced a package of measures designed to increase the uptake of electric cars with a target of 64,000 by 2021.May 5, 2016, 3:12 pm
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says there are no plans to offer Speaker David Carter a diplomatic post in London or anywhere else.May 5, 2016, 2:49 pm
Parliament is going to debate a bill that would ensure people living in retirement villages are able to claim rates rebates.May 5, 2016, 1:06 pm
Transparency International NZ has lambasted the government's review of foreign trusts following the Panama Papers leaks, saying it doesn't go far enough.May 5, 2016, 1:05 pm
Land Information Minister Louise Upston says the Overseas Investment Office is going to increase its fees by more than 160 per cent in some cases.May 5, 2016, 12:15 pm
Former NZ First MP and cabinet minister Deborah Morris-Travers has been appointed new chief of staff for the Green Party.May 5, 2016, 11:53 am
A leading drug researcher has called for New Zealand to adopt cannabis clubs that would regulate and legally sell cannabis.May 5, 2016, 10:21 am
United Future leader Peter Dunne says he is supporting Labour's bid for minimum rental home standards until he sees what the government does.May 5, 2016, 7:42 am
The new paint job on Wellington's Mount Victoria Tunnel is set to go after complaints from the public.May 5, 2016, 4:02 am
Queenstown Airport can handle night flights in winter for the first time now that it's new runway lights have been switched on.May 5, 2016, 4:02 am
The government lost a vote in parliament when Labour leader Andrew Little's Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill passed its first reading 61-60.May 4, 2016, 10:14 pm
NZ First's Ron Mark has called another MP "a lying little s..." in parliament, but he apologised and got away with it.May 4, 2016, 8:45 pm
The committee that studied the Trans-Pacific Partnership has handed in its report, and the government can start drafting ratification legislation.May 4, 2016, 6:31 pm
The Overseas Investment Office is going to get more staff following its Onetai Station blunder, but Winston Peters says it won't make any difference.May 4, 2016, 4:36 pm
It's been revealed John Key's private lawyer was involved in setting up a trust that a judge described as a sham.May 4, 2016, 3:39 pm
Former Rutherford College student Oxana Repina is New Zealand's top scholar and has won the prime minister's award for excellence.May 4, 2016, 1:42 pm
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