Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.
Cera spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.
Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".
Level of fish caught in NZ waters could be three times higher than recorded, leaked report says.
A loud mob of Kerikeri TPPA protesters took their message to Northland by-election candidate Winston Peters.
NZ's ambassador to Brazil hauled before officials to explain Tim Groser GCSB leaks.
The election isn't until Saturday - but Winston Peters is already planning his next steps as MP for Northland.
An alcoholic Christchurch man has been jailed after threatening MPs including
With Labour on board, Parliament overwhelmingly supports the South Korea free trade agreement.
PM says he won't be calling on Winston Peters if the power balance shifts after the Northland by-election.
One way or another, it will end in tears on Sunday.
MP Peter Dunne dismisses all Kiwi comedians, then expresses dismay to find himself the butt of their jokes.
Prime Minister John Key says media forced National to hold back on more Northland promises.
By-elections have a tendency to turn up the unexpected, even in traditionally safe seats.
Polls continue to favour Winston Peters in Northland, but National's Steven Joyce says it's not over.
In 2005, Bob Clarkson beat Winston Peters by 730 votes in the electorate he had held for 21 years.
OPINION: The final day of the Northland by-election campaign has come down to one thing. Winston Peters versus John Key.
Simon Bridges has taken on an increasingly Elvis-like look with his hair, and yesterday he walked into wisecracks from the Opposition.
Spying watchdog will head an inquiry into allegations the GCSB spied on New Zealanders working in the Pacific.
PM John Key greeted by protesters in Northland as he makes a last effort against Winston Peters.
Influx of migrants from countries where such practices are normal may be partly to blame.
After almost 18 months Chai Chuah has been confirmed as director general of the Ministry of Health.
Governments could be open to legal action from foreign companies, leaked TPPA docs say.
Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett says Wairarapa could hold the rest of a Wellington super-city back.
Employers who exploit workers or breach employment standards will face harsher penalties.
Winston Peters is deep in the heart of National country and can barely make it down the street for locals stopping to tell him he is about to do the unthinkable and seize the Northland seat.
From Japan to Northland, the PM is wasting no time in trying to gain the almost certain lead NZ First leader Winston Peters has in the race for the Northland seat.
Average salaries at the State Services Commission hit $126,000 in 2014, up $13,000 in a year and 15 per cent more than any other department.
OPINION: The signs, the anecdotes, even the way National is framing its messages are all pointing one way.
OPINION: Did National pick the wrong candidate? Was it a blunder to make too many big spending promises? Did it choose the wrong campaign team?
New poll has NZ First leader Winston Peters holding a commanding lead over National's novice candidate in Northland by-election.
A new bill to remove name suppression from paedophiles when the victims want their attacker named, is to be introduced to Parliament by NZ First.
Passing cost of police vetting on to school communities will only increase inequity and vulnerability of children, says teacher union president.
A new law to stamp out cyber bullying has passed through another parliamentary stage.
It's going to be tough to match the excitement of last night's Black Caps win today, given even the halls of Parliament will be dominated by chat of the historic victory.
OPINION: Livelihoods rely on protecting NZ's IT infrastructure, explain Andrew Colarik and Rhys Ball.
The Government has lodged a legal challenge against a decision not to investigate the Christchurch engineer involved in the failed CTV building design.
National is ramping up its attacks on Winston Peters, claiming he would "kill off jobs and growth" in Northland.
Union sceptical of suggestions Cotton On has backed down from plans to strip workers of tea breaks.
National will push ahead with plans to reform the Resource Management Act even if it loses the Northland by-election.
Foreign Minister completes talks with the Iraq government but there is no word on legal protection for troops.
Minister of Local Government Paula Bennett says she expects parents to send their children to school with lunch.
Concerns new cyberbullying law is too harsh and will "criminalise children".
Govt refusing to comment on allegations NZ spy agency snooped on competitors vying against Trade Minister Tim Groser for the top job at the World Trade Organisation.
Former Labour leader David Cunliffe has separated from his wife Karen Price.
Govt refuses to deny it called on the GCSB to help lever Cabinet minister into an overseas job.
New legislation stripping tea breaks from workers is expected to see staff at fashion chain Cotton On walk off the job.
The Government is set to loosen a requirement that former state houses be kept as low-income rentals for those most in need.
Property developers say developers or organisations could help keep Government's plans alive.
Opposition parties have slammed the Government's reported use of its spy agency to snoop on rival candidates for a top World Trade Organisation job.
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