PM John Key is unfazed by a lack of interest in the flag debate after forcing it on to the political agenda with a $26 million road show and referendum.
Government faces $424m gap for spending promises from asset sales cash, Labour says.
MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.
Property speculators warned they won't be able to dodge capital gains by selling after two years and five days.
A push to phase out single-use plastic bags has been shot down by the environment minister who says it's not justified.
Police investigation into John Banks' Auckland mayoral campaign funding cleared by police conduct authority.
The questions and criticism of the Government's involvement in a deal with a Saudi Arabian businessman keep coming.
The NZ Government has made a multi-million dollar deal with an influential businessman from Saudi Arabia, and set up an agribusiness hub in the desert.
Embassy is opening in Iraq next week to provide diplomatic support to Kiwi troops training the Iraqi army.
Auckland Council boss Stephen Town will soon be able to sign cheques worth up to $20 million without the say-so of councillors.
Prime Minister confirms that changes to key parts of the RMA will not go ahead.
Calls are growing for New Zealand's troops to be pulled out of Iraq.
A public meeting on whether to change the New Zealand flag, held in Christchurch, attracted just 14 people.
OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.
Parents of triplets killed in Doha fire will spend anniversary reflecting on their short lives.
Opposition MPs are labelling a $4 million payment to a Saudi businessman a "bribe".
Public Services Association dismisses a lower government measure as "smoke and mirrors".
Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.
Green Party co-leadership candidate James Shaw claims Nats are trying to kill him with kindness.
Once boasting the deputy PM and several Cabinet Ministers, the Alliance Party is officially no more.
Maurice Williamson breaks silence over ACT rumours, and Judith Collins rejects claims of disunity within National.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has collated a list of every MP who has been kicked out since National took power in 2008.
Pressure on fire services spark health and safety issues for rural firefighters, shortages of volunteers, inefficiencies, and unclear lines of responsibility.
Budget debate continues in the House today, with a full morning of select committees and other political news keeping the Beehive buzzing.
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is lamenting the loss of broadcaster John Campbell from TV3.
Claims Crown land tagged to build new Auckland homes includes a cemetery and a power substation that "exploded" in 2013.
Counting every dollar and being stressed about the next bill shouldn't be a concern for a working professional, says school teacher.
Labour MP Kelvin Davis hasn't done much training ahead of walking a half-marathon for 17 days but he says the pain will be worth it if it puts a stop to sexual violence.
Five major organisations will take on the counselling work of Relationships Aotearoa, which is to seek liquidation in the High Court.
Saudi businessmen who was thwarted in exporting live sheep for slaughter to the Middle East wanted to sue the Government for $20-$30 million compensation.
Prime minister says if Kiwi troops in Iraq were under increased threat he would act to protect them.
OPINION: The war on Isis is less than a year old, but its consequences keep rippling around the world.
Relationships Aotearoa says it has been 'betrayed' by the Government.
Disquiet among National MPs looks set to delay planned changes to health and safety law.
It's not surprising teachers have turned their back on the controversial new body replacing the Teachers' Council, Opposition says.
While Parliament sat on Saturday to ram through Budget legislation, study suggests Parliament business at lowest ebb since before 1996.
SkyCity comes up with a new convention centre design that doesn't require a taxpayer top-up.
National MP Maurice Williamson is causing headaches for PM John Key after he reportedly unsuccessfully tried to jump ship to ACT.
"I wonder whether there's a great deal of difference between stealing someone's person and someone's sheep."
Mother urges law change so parents know about underage kids having abortions.
Australia is seeking to make a woman with dual citizenship, returning from Syria, New Zealand's problem.
ACT closes the door on a potential defection from National MP Maurice Williamson.
Health and safety law changes prompted by the Pike River tragedy are set to be watered down.
Legislation would not allow woman returning from Syria to be stripped of citizenship, says John Key.
Passports will be valid for 10 years from the end of this year and cost $180, Peter Dunne has confirmed.
OPINION: NZ is not really being asked to change its identity, but to take part in a costly corporate rebranding.
Labour leader Andrew Little accuses National of leaving a "major superannuation squeeze" for future governments to fix.
Korean buyers may have open access to New Zealand's housing market assured under a new trade deal.
John Key is confident Taranaki's economy will quickly bounce back from low dairy payouts and oil prices.
It seems so simple: if we give ourselves and our children the jab, they and our communities are protected.
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