The government says nearly $27m spent on consultants is only a small part of reforming a "moribund" state housing system.May 30, 2016, 8:22 am
The New Zealand public support a US Navy ship visit to NZ but the US Navy is yet to decide if it will send one.May 29, 2016, 6:41 pm
The process of changing the rules that New Zealand's largest business - the dairy giant Fonterra - must follow is gaining momentum.May 29, 2016, 6:02 pm
The government has awarded a contract to an entity which will monitor the fishing industry, but it's owned by industry players, Greenpeace says.May 29, 2016, 1:53 pm
Labour says the government's failure to address the housing shortage is to blame for thousands of Kiwi kids changing schools each year.May 29, 2016, 11:21 am
NZ First leader Winston Peters says the sentencing of a US driver for a fatal crash strengthens his push for controls on tourists driving.May 28, 2016, 6:53 pm
NZ's trade minister is heading to Europe where he hopes to get support for negotiations to start on a free trade deal with the EU.May 28, 2016, 6:18 pm
Former leadership rival MP Grant Robertson says he won't challenge Labour leader Andrew Little for the top spot before the next election.May 28, 2016, 11:24 am
From next year, the government will allocate a portion of funding to schools based on how many at-risk students they have.May 27, 2016, 4:13 pm
After a lacklustre budget on the housing front, the government is talking up its soon-to-be-released national policy statement on urban development.May 27, 2016, 3:09 pm
Parliament, sitting under urgency, has passed the tobacco tax bill and another that phases out a subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme.May 27, 2016, 1:06 pm
Pact Group, which was shortlisted as a potential buyer for 350 state houses in Invercargill, has pulled out of the process.May 27, 2016, 1:02 pm
Bill English says budget surpluses give the government the opportunity to cut taxes, the Greens say there are more important issues to deal with.May 27, 2016, 12:30 pm
Green groups and the tourist body are angry at the level of DOC's funding, accusing the government of putting native species at risk.May 27, 2016, 11:58 am
Grey Power says the budget doesn't do much for elderly people but there are "hopeful signs" that things could improve.May 27, 2016, 11:27 am
Bill English may have delivered a forgettable budget but the forecasts that determine whether tax cuts can be afforded will be carefully watched.May 27, 2016, 11:03 am
A man has been charged with arson and will appear in court on Friday over a protest that caused a lockdownat parliament on budget day.May 27, 2016, 10:55 am
Westpac is questioning Treasury economic growth figures which the government is basing a future $6.7b surplus on.May 27, 2016, 4:02 am
About 70 Kiwi soldiers have arrived home from Iraq.May 26, 2016, 7:06 pm
The government's committed $39 million to the staged roll-out of a national bowel cancer screening programme.May 26, 2016, 6:28 pm
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