Regional council chooses a familiar face to lead its elected officials.
John Key finally arrives in India, with progressing a free trade deal the top priority.
Former MPs and their spouses rack up $700k travel bill - who were the biggest spenders?
Being relaxed, fewer roundabouts, and more surfing are in broadcaster's vision as next PM.
After rushing to skip the airport security, Gerry Brownlee bought gum and a soft drink before boarding.
Doing business in India can be a slow grind - much like John Key's attempts to get there.
OPINION: Getting to India has proven more difficult than John Key probably thought it would be.
Government scheme for homeless and those in state houses could be expanded, Paula Bennett says.
Joseph Parker world title bout "probably on the border" for government funding, Steven Joyce says.
How does Prime Minister John Key get around the world, and how did his plane break down?
"There's little point signing the Paris agreement if all we're doing is buying fake carbon credits from overseas."
OPINION: PM won't finger point over air force breakdown because he knows where it will end.
He's an accidental tourist in a Queensland town after getting stranded on his way to India. And they're making the most of it.
OPINION: It's the unintended consequences of legalising euthanasia that are worrying.
A replacement plane is on its way as visit to India with Brendon McCullum fails to get off the ground.
Can Brendon McCullum's cricket profile help New Zealand do more business in India?
Foreign fighters in the Middle East could return to New Zealand as Islamic State crumbles - John Key
As so-called Islamic State crumbles, John Key is prepared for fighters who may come home to NZ.
Six people, two cities, hundreds of medical staff and three successful kidney transplants.
Australian foreign minister talks up "special relationship" with NZ, but won't back down on deportation stance.
The deadline is looming for a proposed new power plant to be deemed a project of national significance.
China has branded the controversial Auckland businessman an economic fugitive, but it's understood he's returning home.
OPINION: New Zealand has a serious problem, and talking about it once a year won't change a thing.
As the Islamic State crumbles, the home grown threat is rising.
Stacey Kirk: tension still boils below the surface but cooler heads prevailing between New Zealand and Fiji
There are still plenty of issues between New Zealand and Fiji, but maybe it's time to put them (momentarily) aside.
"Come home and see what's happening," Frank Bainimarama tells TVNZ's Barbara Dreaver.
At one point Louse Upston yelled "Stop!", angering locals who wanted to discuss the minister's dangerous dog laws.
The red carpet was rolled out for the Fijian PM who suggested to "let bygones be bygones".
Government denies claims in international media that NZ special forces involved in front-line combat in Iraq.
OPINION: The selfie election is so 2014. Next year's election will be all about the Facebook campaign.
OPINION: Revealed: The secret memo to Bill English that was never written ... and would never be actioned even if it had been.
Many wanted an "inclusive" name so how did we end up with Ministry for Vulnerable Children?
Govt inspection of Dunedin student flats finds mould, damage, poor insulation and rotting floorboards, but they missed the fleas.
OPINION: The format might have changed but the permissions and paperwork required to get anything in prehistoric, pre-internet days times are still around.
Chaotic, controversial, brave. The reign of arguably NZ's most divisive Education Minister.
The government acts on some Commerce Commission recommendations to open up the dairy industry.
OPINION: Yet we have to - and at the moment, we are having the wrong conversation.
Indian student facing deportation over dodgy visa process too ashamed to tell his family.
Over $100b to be spent over the next 10 years as local and central govt invests heavily in infrastructure.
Mental health often seen as the "poor cousin" of health, says Andrew Little.
Two reports outline New Zealand's opportunities and risks in two crucial areas of the global transformation to a low carbon economy.
Government must address root causes of offending and realise the threat of prison is not enough to prevent crime.
Net migration has hit a new all time high, confounding expectations that the tide may have turned.
Here's the rundown on who ended the political week up and who's down
Hekia Parata and PM's stories don't match up over Education Minister's reasons for resigning.
Battered by heat, wind and rain, anti-TPPA marchers remain resolute.
When Labour's last MP for Marlborough won a by-election, he was contacted by the Guinness Book of Records.
NZ spy agencies should have code of practice to ensure they follow law, Human Rights Commission says.
19 per cent increase in applications a sign of "worst homelessness in living memory", Labour says.
Education Minister has no regrets, other than the Chch schools shake-up announcement.
The Government is back to talking tough about crime.
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