OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.
OPINION: Andrew Little set an ambitious target for the future of New Zealand, which threatens to sink without a trace.
The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.
National MP Mike Sabin has resigned, citing personal reasons.
Projects in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will cost $37m.
Auckland coroner Deborah Marshall will replace NZ's first coroner, Neil MacLean, who is retiring.
Renewal, blah, blah. However the Greens look at it, Russel Norman will be missed.
At first a reluctant leader, later a political tour de force; over a nine-year tenure as co-leader Russel Norman has transformed the Greens from a six-member minor party to the third largest in parliament.
Tweets about Russell Norman's resignation as co-leader of the Green Party.
Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.
Russel Norman's full speech announcing he is stepping down as Green party co-leader.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit New Zealand next week for trade talks and discuss NZ's pending UN Security Council seat.
An "emotional" Roger Sutton has farewelled his former Cera colleagues.
Government opts to spend less than half of what was recommended to improve urban cycleways.
Christchurch district court judges and minister reach "good resolutions" to the problems plaguing the city's courts as new restorative justice laws take effect.
Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.
Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.
Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
Newly registered midwives will be required to undergo a further year of monitoring by mentors before they are allowed to practise alone.
Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.
Justice Minister will meet judges in Christchurch over concerns about new restorative justice laws.
OPINION: The battle of the speeches has delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister John Key, who set out headline-grabbing plans to revamp social housing.
Mike Sabin, the MP under police investigation for assault, is set to grill senior cops as part of an annual review.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key's scene-setter for the political year today was not so much a state of the nation speech as a state of the nation's state houses speech.
National's social housing plan about looking after "private developer mates" says Labour.
In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman is celebrating the birth of his third child - but details are under wraps.
Labour leader makes pitch to small business in his state of the nation speech, promising lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world.
OPINION: Andrew Little delivered a workmanlike State of the Nation speech, but questions remain, writes Vernon Small.
Your quick guide to the Prime Minister's annual state of the nation speech.
Here's a rough guide to Labour leader Andrew Little's first 'state of the nation' speech this morning.
OPINION: There is a simpler solution to our rising tax debt: reform our interest and penalties rules, and improve tax administration.
John Key is poised to outline the possible sale of thousands of state houses to community groups.
Christchurch’s main police court came to a halt this morning after a judge was told the restorative justice service was overloaded
PM has 'no comment to make' on future of MP Mike Sabin, who is under investigation for assault.
PM's lawyer dismisses criminal litigator Arthur Taylor's claim that John Key unlawfully won Helensville electorate.
PM and Labour leader will deliver "state of the nation" speeches in Auckland tomorrow.
Labour will choose a new president next month to replace Moira Coatsworth.
New Zealand has joined international condemnation of the killing of up to 30 civilians in the latest violence in Ukraine.
Career criminal and jailhouse lawyer Arthur Taylor is going for his biggest scalp this week - the Prime Minister.
OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.
Ratana church leaders have warned Labour not to take its support for granted.
Dear old NZ First. While the rest of Parliament took a long holiday, there they were, shouting into the summer news void.
OPINION: However Nick Smith’s planned RMA reforms play out, the balance between inflation and Auckland housing is on shaky ground.
Finance Minister Bill English repeats his belief in a return to surplus this year after a slight improvement to the Budget deficit.
Politics turn atmosphere sour at Ratana Pa as Greens attack PM's "warped and outrageous" grasp of history.
Auckland mayor pours cold water on chances for light rail in the city.
Key talks selfies, migration over sweet treats with David Cameron.
David Bain has been given fresh hope in his fight for compensation after court wranglings came to an end.
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