Govt decision not to send refugees to Napier and Hastings due to "community safety" concerns outrages Hawke's Bay mayors.
Chief trade negotiator keeps mum on whether NZ sought the right to ban foreign buyers of residential property under TPP.
Sixteen AgResearch staff laid off after funding-induced restructure, government reveals.
Health and safety, not a political conspiracy, put the brakes on NZ First leader's trip, officials say.
Casino operator quickly profits from extra gaming machines under government deal.
Government hopes the US and Pacific nations can come to an agreement on fishing rights.
Solid Energy says its West Coast mine is still losing money and it's looking at its closure.
MPs pan ACT bill that would see any burglar convicted for their third offence face a mandatory jail sentence.
New Easter shop rules get support, but bylaws needed to make them work make it "costly" and "complicated".
Poor scorecard for NZDF officials from Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, who rated their advice.
Vandals attack a third cabinet minister's electorate office, this time in Dunedin.
The state of the country's fresh water is at the top of the agenda for this public service boss.
Cera has 19 in-house comms staff. So why did it spend $1.6m on hiring PR and media consultants?
Family First says law has done nothing to tackle child abuse, but claims dismissed as "ridiculous" by Sue Bradford.
National MP Simon O'Connor left the priesthood for politics and now he's marrying a Cabinet Minister's sister.
Kiwi soldiers are Korea-bound for exercises with Republic's troops and US marines.
As Parliament's newest MP, Maureen Pugh also has an unusual claim to fame
Number of burglaries solved drops below 10 per cent in some parts of NZ.
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Employer of woman who threw a dildo at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce refuses to say if she will be disciplined.
IPCA unable to investigate claims of excessive force from police due to financial pressures.
Education ministry boss says he couldn't spend money on teachers that had been allocated to a $19.5m office revamp.
Independent police watchdog "urges" police to alter rules on pursuing drivers, but Police Commissioner is unmoved.
Funding to rise for 7 DHBs, and dip for 4 others including Auckland, after changes to health budget's allocation formula.
The Maori policy agency needs to cut back on the money it spends on contractors.
Internet access in the Pacific is expensive and limited, but with NZ's help that may change.
Sub-contractor alleged to have invoiced agency for maintenance work that was never carried out.
Raising tobacco taxes by up to 50 per cent could be key to helping NZ reach smoke-free target.
Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.
OPINION: The prime minister's opening statement to Parliament may have fallen flat but there will still be plenty of fireworks in 2016.
Why the Green Party co-leader took sabbatical for four weeks.
Max Key's holiday snaps usually induce envy but not this one.
The Abel Tasman beach for sale may soon be given to the Crown - what are they missing?
But the PM says the Government is committed to tax cuts as hostilities resume at Parliament.
Low inflation isn't inhibiting businesses, so English has no plans to change Reserve Bank rules.
NZ considers boosting aid to Tonga to help the island battle the spread of the Zika virus.
But Andrew Little says the party would fight "tooth and nail" for changes if it became Government.
Government unlikely to impose reciprocal charge for healthcare on UK residents here.
"What if it wasn't [a dildo], what if it was something much harder?, Andrew Little says.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the meeting will help guide the fight against "barbaric organisation".
PM says he's made no calls on whether to attend Waitangi next year, but critics have "a legitimate point".
A Motueka protester has been travelling the country battling what he considers "a crisis of democracy".
Josie Butler opens up on why she threw a sex toy at Steven Joyce.
Shane Jones is among calls to shift Waitangi celebrations away from Ti Tii Marae.
The Greens say National has weakened the Emissions Trading Scheme so its no longer effective.
OPINION: Should New Zealand reciprocate new rules in the UK to apply a health surcharge on UK migrants?
New Zealand has condemned a suspected long-range missile test by North Korea, calling the action "irresponsible".
Labour is calling on the Government to stump up the remaining $1 million to purchase Awaroa Beach.
In his first column for Fairfax, ACT leader David Seymour has a bold new plan for marking Waitangi Day.
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