Judith Collins has apologised for not being open about a dinner with the owners of Chinese firm linked to her husband.
The Families Commission is facing scrutiny over political links after one of its commissioner was caught campaigning with Prime Minister.
Labour leader David Cunliffe has dismissed suggestions of a cooling in relations between his party and the Greens.
OPINION: Whether it's a silver fern or a koru, a debate over the design of the flag always had potential to be divisive.
Officials are looking at a British law that allows women to find out if their partner has a domestic violence conviction.
Labour leader had an amusing slip of the tongue when pressed for details on his potential coalition partners.
John Key promised to hold a flag referendum before the 2017 election if National was re-elected.
Visit by up to six powerful world leaders before and after November's G20 meeting could involve huge security operation.
Solid Energy's new chief executive hails from one of the world's mining giants GlencoreXstrata.
Inland Revenue forked out about $400,000 each to two staff laid off as part of restructuring that cost taxpayers $40 million.
OPINION: Going relatively early to the polling booth is more than a little convenient for National, writes Vernon Small.
Thousands of New Zealand passports are stolen or lost each year, the Department of Internal Affairs says.
The Govt offers Malaysian authorities the use of an air force plane to help search for the missing commercial airliner.
The general election will be held on September 20, Prime Minister John Key has announced.
David Cunliffe announced the policy yesterday, saying it would include protection from blanket mass surveillance.
Cabinet Minister Paula Bennett is in Chile for the inauguration ceremony for the country's president-elect Michelle Bachelet.
John Key says the increases would be greater under a Labour Government.
OPINION: The starting point for any politician would surely be disclose everything, hide nothing, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: Key seems to be taking the time-honoured approach of waiting to see if anything more comes out before offering Collins more fulsome backing.
National revealed two fresh faces during the weekend, while Labour announced a new candidate for Christchurch Central.
More than a third of us believe the country is too reliant on dairying, and the industry's poor performance is affecting our reputation.
A team of four Chinese authorities will soon be auditing some of New Zealand's biggest infant formula manufacturers.
Helen Clark was named as the most influential living New Zealand woman in a survey marking International Women's Day.
ANDREA VANCE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe nation's spy agency has forked out $50,000 to hire private investigators to do its snooping.
Earthquake Commission bosses are under pressure to report a plan for helping elderly quake victims.
State sector head condemns TVNZ's proposal to require staff to reveal their political affiliations.
Latest poll shows big boost for Nats
Labour MPs are outraged that the Earthquake Commission accessed emails they sent.
TVNZ considers forcing staff to disclose party political links after the Shane Taurima debacle.
Govt missed an opportunity to tackle high rates of child abuse with half-hearted response to parliamentary report, critics say.
Labour leader David Cunliffe came out swinging in Hamilton yesterday.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Minister for Everything posed for a snap while visiting Victoria University for Orientation Week.
OPINION: ACT seems to have lost its way and become complacent about its inability to think outside the box.
A former Labour energy minister has slammed the party's proposed power policy, saying it would mostly benefit the rich while damaging the renewable energy sector.
More than $3 million of extra government funding was pumped into fight truancy last year, but principals say the service is still failing.
OPINION: In politics rejuvenation rates alongside succession planning. Both are easy catchcries and generally seen as "a good thing".
The Government has dumped plans to introduce a type of restraining order.
OPINION: While John Key was pulling a ‘‘derp’’ face, Judith Collins was carrying an expression that would curdle milk.
Regular parole hearings are traumatic - victim
Every time she attends a parole hearing, Sarah Nathan relives the time she almost died at the hands of her former partner.
A former Labour energy minister has slammed the party's proposed power policy.
The accidental leak of Labour's ICT strategy to the opposition turns out to be a blunder from David Cunliffe's office.
:A future Labour government could impose a levy on internet providers to help pay for locally-created digital content.
Party wants to supply tablet or laptops to pupils of low decile schools.
Housing New Zealand struggles to make tenants pay for trashed state homes, often because they have already left.
David Cunliffe faced his worst day as Labour leader yesterday after admitting to a lapse of judgment over a trust.
Ex-commander of NZ's elite troops swaps desert fatigues for a desk job in charge of country's courts and tribunals.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig intends to go ahead with a defamation action against Greens co-leader.
Performance pay for teachers has been put back on the agenda in a new report.
Gerry Brownlee labels Labour "despicable" for organising photo-op to highlight plight of quake victim.
Labour leader says he'll repay $8300 to two donors who gave money to his leadership bid through a trust.
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