Health funding has been slashed by $1.7 billion in last five years, Labour says.
When Murray McCully and John Kerry caught up in Washington they found plenty to praise each other about.
Protecting Pharmac's purchasing model is one of Labour's bottom lines in support for TPP, Labour leader Andrew Little says.
An anonymous caller tipped Labour MP Kelvin Davis off to prison guard "corruption".
NZ First leader Winston Peters ejected from Parliament in a row over private prison firm Serco.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says plenty of service providers get into "difficulty" but that wasn't a reason not to offer them contracts.
OPINION: Increasing paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 would not break the Government's books.
The health minister has moved to allay fears District Health Boards could face major changes to funding.
Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.
OPINION: The entire UN Security Council is treated to Kiwi-style lunch at NZ's $11m New York pad.
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Foreign owners could face ongoing taxes on assets if the Government believes the issue is a problem, John Key has signalled.
John Key has signalled that the Trans Pacific Partnership could allow foreign entities to buy larger assets without Crown approval.
A leaked report recommending removing elected control of health boards is the subject of a board representatives' meeting, a board chairman has confirmed.
Prime Minister scotches proposal to move control of district health boards from elected representatives.
Serco will lose more than half a million dollars for its failures to keep inmates safe inside Mt Eden Prison.
The Government will take a closer look at the Waikato District Health Board's mental health unit after it hired a foreign recruit who used fake documents.
NZ third-highest in world for material wellbeing, but also struggles with inequality, new report says.
A new national approach to cancer strategy will provide access to high quality and reliable information, Health Minister says.
Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week about an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies.
Embattled company running Mt Eden prison will face penalties of half a million dollars after prisoner mistreatment allegations.
OPINION: Delegates at this year's National party conference looked no less prosperous and no less confident than ever.
Incentives for migrants to settle outside Auckland are applauded by Canterbury business leaders.
The Government is looking offshore for entrepreneurs and other workers to kick start the economy.
Family demand answers after a father-of-three was subjected to violent bullying at Mt Eden prison before his death.
A silent vigil with 291 white crosses welcomed National Party delegates at their annual conference in Auckland on Sunday.
The Government wants to boost the private sector's role in issuing building and resource consents.
State house tenants who turn down a house face being dumped off the waiting list.
John Key stresses "global NZ" as Bill English throws support behind embattled corrections minister.
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett learns why Auckland's vertical bungy is called the "Skyscreamer".
Former mayor and architectural designer aim to "capture" Christchurch back from "Wellington's hands".
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The privately-run Mt Eden prison has been taken over by the Government.
Controversial charter schools are set to change with a revised model already in front of Cabinet.
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Corrections boss says "disturbing" footage from Mt Eden prison was crucial in government decision to take over.
Courts told to consider actions causing death when sentencing, but no new crime of "corporate manslaughter".
The High Court has ruled a Parliament ban on prisoner voting is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights.
Hamilton City Council is on track to balance its books.
The Education Minister has given a troubled Northland charter school a second chance.
OPINION: They used to call Serco the biggest company you never heard of.
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Five months after its last defeat, a bid to extend paid parental leave is set to come before Parliament again.
Serco has brought a culture of profiteering, bullying, intimidation and corruption to Mt Eden prison, a Whangarei barrister says.
Labour calls for Serco to go as Corrections minister's meeting puts Mt Eden prison contract in the balance.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully tells the UN Security Council its "credibility is at stake" if more isn't done to end conflict in Syria.
Drone operators will need to get permission before taking off from August 1.
A Christchurch cafe is facing criticism for immortalising Gerry Brownlee as a nearly-nude paper doll.
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