Bill English says overseas workers are needed because Kiwis can't pass drug tests.
OPINION: The best advice is free they say. And there is never any shortage of it when you are leader of the Opposition.
Labour calling for water standards that reflect where and when people swim.
'KiwiRail delivers despite earthquakes', the company says as it reports a slump in half-year profit.
Budget blowout for emergency housing grants isn't a sign of a crisis, Bill English says.
OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool, writes Chris Trotter.
National loses another MP, his announcement coming amid a fierce battle to oust him from seat.
She's blocking chatter about her party position, to focus on her seat.
The Government says 70 per cent of public submissions favour a change around 1080 drops.
Greens co-leader's speech was as much a pitch to the activist base as it was to New Zealand voters.
OPINION: She's the new MP in an electorate often reserved for party leaders, will Andrew Little take note?
OPINION: Sonya Rockhouse is sick of naysayers telling miners' families to give up and move on.
Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.
OPINION: It's a crying shame our police hierarchy is so willing to sweep a drink-drive conviction under the carpet.
OPINION: If Andrew Little's serious about ringing the changes in Labour, he could start by promoting Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern keeps seat with 10,000 votes in landslide victory - registering 8,500 more than her closest competitor.
Labour's Jacinda Ardern will be the next MP for Mt Albert after Green Party candidate Julie Anne Genter conceded.
OPINION: ACT needs airtime, and it's resulting in a case of severe political creativeness.
A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.
Learn to read or drive in prison? Earn up to six weeks off a sentence, says ACT.
Iain Lees-Galloway still remembers the moment he told his National-voting mother he had joined Labour.
The Westland District Council hasn't renewed its chief executive's contract, instead choosing to advertise the role.
Who's up and who's down in politics this week
OPINION: No looking back might be John Key's mantra, and it seems Kiwis feel the same way.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has opened up about a drink driving conviction. But why only now?
One of Britain's most modern military planes drops into Wellington as part of an international sale pitch.
Albany's Lucas Creek is not swimmable, regardless of government guidelines, says Green Party water spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.
MPs want the minister responsible for spies to get more information about what they are up to.
Jacinda Ardern's last day of campaigning in the Mt Albert by-election started in a sandpit.
Labour deputy leader Annette King says it's important for councils to provide housing for older residents
Environment Minister defends his new clean water goals as the critics jump in.
It's an election with very little heat, and much congeniality. But what will happen after Jacinda Ardern wins?
OPINION: Fresh-water targets designed to 'inoculate' National against key election threat
Alison Franklin takes council seat in Tararua by-election
The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.
Nikki Kaye's main competition for the Auckland Central seat has been named.
Peter Dunne says overhauled fire organisation should become our "premier emergency management service".
But new measures to stop employers exploiting migrant workers don't go far enough, unions say.
OPINION: Joyce is playing the tax cut card, but it's looking more like an election play than a pot of gold.
OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?
OPINION: For Labour and Andrew Little, the strategy appears closer to "divide and conquer" than earnest discussion on what matters to the Māori electorate.
Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?
Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.
Turnbull tirade against UN over Israel extends to New Zealand - raised with English on leaders visit
But New Zealand is holding firm on its involvement to sponsor UN resolution against Israeli settlements.
Sources say Waitakere ward councillor Linda Cooper is the only woman left in the battle for former prime minister John Key's Helensville seat.
'Malicious gossip' about Hawke's Bay Regional Council CEO Andrew Newman resignation turns out to be true
On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.
Simon Bridges called "naive" as he rejects offer from Queenstown man to take him on a tour of NZ's horror roads.
OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.
The Electoral Commission found there was a "lack of corrupt intent" in giving voters free rides.
OPINION: The fight between Labour and the Maori Party is heating up. National will happily stoke it.
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