The Greens would lift the minimum wage by almost $4 to $18 hour and pay public servants at least $18.80.
NZ First leader Winston Peters makes royal commission a bottom line in any post-election deal.
It's been a bumpy ride so far on the election campaign trail and this is your chance to grill the leaders.
The election's getting closer and there's no shortage of action.
Prominent Mana candidate Georgina Beyer questions motives of founder Kim Dotcom.
It's election time once again, and this time round I'm struggling to find a reason to vote.
Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics took centre stage at a debate in Wellington's Ohariu electorate.
The Maori Party's future is looking more secure, according to the results of a new poll.
Computer and phone records in John Key's office will be searched as part of SIS investigation.
Alleged gunman was "desperate and frustrated" with his situation and had sought help from MPs, including Winston Peters.
Optimism, perks, condolences and another leaders' debate coming up - the election trail highlights.
In the tangle of complaints, inquiries, and probes stemming from the Dirty Politics saga, we explain who exactly is investigating who.
There are twin panels set to scrutinise claims made about Judith Collins and the Security Intelligence Service.
Leaked emails show Whale Oil blogger and company decided to target journalist who was seen as an enemy.
Judith Collins and WhaleOil are still the hot topics today, as John Key tries to turn the talk back to the campaign.
Former MP Sue Bradford is being accused of using the Ashburton shooting for political "point scoring".
The election is 20 days away but much of the campaigning has been overshadowed by the Dirty Politics saga, and just this weekend the resignation of Judith Collins.
What would you do if you were the Prime Minister? Share your vision for New Zealand.
Labour promises "21st century rail system" to deal with Christchurch's traffic problems.
Former SFO boss hopes inquiry into alleged smear campaign against him will bring out the truth.
Key took a quick break from his mall crawl in Auckland yesterday, to tell reporters some important news.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman looks more like he's in the middle of a holiday than in the thick of a campaign trail.
Judith Collins' office processed OIA request in just two days to release email embarrassing the SFO boss.
OPINION: The snowball effect of the Dirty Politics scandal is threatening to bury National.
OPINION: For the first time in decades voters face a stark choice about the economic direction the next government takes.
John Key will talk details tomorrow but says he is not aware of any other allegations about Judith Collins.
John Key may now not have to give evidence to an inquiry by the SIS watchdog into dirty politics allegations.
Mystery surrounds visit of China's Foreign Minister to New Zealand.
Anti-smacking law to blame for suicide, prostitution and STIs, top Conservative candidate says.
The prime minister is back campaigning amid the fallout from Judith Collins' resignation.
OPINION: It is hard to remember an election littered with so many tripwires.
OPINION: But this week John Key has not so much extended the olive branch as planted the whole tree in Winston Peters' backyard.
Whoever is elected must try to make New Zealand just a little better - but how?
OPINION: Mike Hosking: "My gravitas. Is my gravitas all right?"
Laila Harre talks protests, personal freedom and poaching eggs.
Skyrocketing staff travel costs at the Ministry of Justice have led to drastic cost-cutting measures.
Judith Collins resigned over a smear campaign apparently backed by Mark Hotchin.
Elections can feel like Christmas for voters as parties tussle with tax cuts and proffer shiny-packaged spending presents.
Health policy has been pushed aside in this election campaign - and that's upset health insurers.
Blogger Cameron Slater says his email stating "Collins is gunning for [SFO boss] Feeley" wasn't a lie but "embellishing is a good word".
David Cunliffe calls for a full investigation into the Government's "underhand tactics".
In light of Judith Collins’ resignation from Cabinet this afternoon, we look back over her time in Parliament.
Even before Judith's quitting today, there's been no shortage of hot water for National MPs and their allies to get into.
The Beehive team bring us the action from parliament, where the PM has accepted Judith Collins' resignation.
The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".
Voters are divided over who plays the dirtiest in one of the dirtiest election campaigns in living memory. | Full results
ACC whistleblower alleges Cabinet minister Judith Collins leaked confidential but false details to WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater.
Photo ops with farm animals, a court victory and the scent of grapes - another day on the hustings.
He famously dismissed the PM as a "rick prick" and had a reputation as the sharpest politician of his generation.
National and Labour have outlined their economic plans in detail ahead of the election. Vernon Small sums up their policies.
Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails