Lack of information sharing lead to convicted murderer being able to escape to Brazil, initial report finds.
$38.7 billion investment in roads, regional networks, public transport and cycleways confirmed by Government.
Judge orders police to hand over documents on raid of Dirty Politics author's home.
Police have to hand over documents relating to the decision to search the Wellington home of Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager.
Acronyms will go MIA in Defence Force briefing papers as new minister Gerry Brownlee says NOMW (not on my watch).
PM continues to advocate for changing the national flag, sticking to silver fern preference.
All Blacks would wave goodbye to Steinlager sponsorship under recommendations for big shake-up in liquor advertising.
Lower dairy exports and higher imports mean a $2.5 billion shortfall.
Labour MP Phil Goff is set to escape sanction for revealing details of a report by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) after giving an unreserved apology.
The cost of running the Education Ministry's troubled payroll system isn't sustainable, minister says.
Inquiry into bungling of Malaysian diplomat's immunity could see disciplinary action before it is made public.
In a blow to Bill English, Treasury forecasts a half-billion dollar deficit.
OPINION: Is there a better time for political opportunism than in the wake of a "terror" attack? For Prime Minister John Key it seems not.
OPINION: The Government's flagship economic promise has been holed and is in danger of sinking.
Former National MP Tau Henare has received an appreciative email from a sexual assault victim whose attacker he named on social media.
NZ spies are monitoring people with "similar characteristics" to man in Sydney siege, PM says.
Conservation Minister Tim Groser says he hasn't heard of a new climate change report which ranked New Zealand 43rd out of 58 countries.
Labour drops euthanasia bill for one that bans employers placing workers on "zero-hour" contracts.
Treasury is tipped to admit New Zealand is poised to post another deficit.
State Services Commission highest-paid government department - $45,000 more than sector average.
John Key delivered just a solitary written apology in 2014, ironically to one of New Zealand's most controversial political figures.
Government target under pressure with Treasury tipped to admit the country is poised to post another deficit.
A Government agency has been criticised for planning a million-dollar revamp of a youth mental health website while on-the-ground services are struggling to meet demand.
A damning report into the bungling of a diplomatic incident involving a Malaysian accused of attempted rape is set to be withheld.
The final Waitangi Tribunal report into Treaty claims by people from Te Urewera has found seven breaches by the Crown.
OPINION: As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.
Could Auckland's next mayor be former Labour leader Phil Goff?
A former Major League Baseball star will be New Zealand's next ambassador from the US.
When the election dust (and dirt) settled John Key stood triumphant, David Cunliffe was up-ended and Kim Dotbomb was embarrassed and irrelevant.
OPINION: Lucky John. Teflon John. Call him what you will, 2014 was the year of John Key.
Who did well in politics this year and who should try harder. We've scored them so you don't have to.
If ACT'S new kid on the block is ever accused of not keeping eye on the ball, he'd agree.
Small Business Minister Craig Foss wants to improve communication between the government and businesses.
Roger Sutton is still earning more than all but a handful of public sector bosses, despite being on gardening leave.
Public funding to help Christchurch MPs handle quake issues will stop at the end of the year in move deemed "punishing".
News that Judith Collins would be our columnist generated excited comment across media. Now, we have another new columnist.
The Government can't disclose how much its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council cost, because it hasn't recorded the expenses.
There are 7000 public servants earning over $100,000, while one CEO took home over $800K.
Not only is Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay the youngest Member of Parliament - apparently, he's also the hottest.
OPINION: Some MPs will stop at nothing to raise their chances of getting on the TV news.
With Christmas party season underway, employers told of need to ensure alcohol drunk safely.
The Crown has denied they were party to a pact that guaranteed King Country Maori their sovereignty.
OPINION: It's a truth universally acknowledged that your average OECD report can be used by either major party to justify its plans.
Global report on violence prevention shows NZ is ticking the right boxes, but work still to do
MPs have called time on the 2014 political year - but not before a few good-natured and not so good-natured digs at each other.
Gardener Maggie Barry knows a thing or two about re-potting and that's not changing now that she is in cabinet
Following his apology, Minister of State Services Paula Bennett says expects "absolutely no repeat" of bungled sexual harassment probe.
It's the last sitting day Parliament for the year - and what a year it's been.
Community leaders are disappointed that a long-awaited street prostitution law has been scrapped.
NZ has the widest growth in the gap between the haves and have-nots, and it hurts us all.
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