The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.
Labour says it doesn't like the odds on racing legislation being passed this year.
Aged just 20, Jack Williams died for his country in Vietnam. 48 years later, he's finally coming home.
Eligible Kiwis will be exempt from new four-year qualification period for citizenship, announced by Australia.
Traffic jams, crowded classrooms and a housing crisis. It's all because of immigration, right?
NZ's first woman PM says the country needs to take a "blowtorch" to middle class welfare.
Council colleagues keen for deputy mayor to have time to recover
MPs turn weed killers in response to Gareth Morgan decriminalisation call.
OPINION: The best, easiest, and cheapest thing New Zealand could do for the land and water of the South Island is to stop high country tenure review.
Murray McCully's been the NZ Government's international face for almost nine years - but he's a (very) private man.
OPINION: I couldn't disagree more with the idea that NZ lets in too many migrants.
NZEI union says the new Pay Equity Bill will make it harder, not easier, to reduce the gender pay gap.
PM refuses to call Winston Peters a racist for saying reporters were "Asian immigrants" writing "propaganda".
The Government promises to pump $11 billion into new infrastructure spending in the next four years.
Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen doesn't trust his deputy mayor, but can't get rid of him.
The Government says nobody owns the water, but that hasn't stopped people making a fortune selling it.
OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.
We compare the phrases with the reality - complete with dog-whistle ratings.
Maori land reform bill continues to divide Mana and the Maori Party despite a promise to work together
The biggest Maori land reform in decades is set to pass but Maori leaders are divided on the benefits.
The number of people arriving in New Zealand intending to call it home continues to rise.
Former government statistician, tipped as possible governor, is promoted to bank's deputy chief executive.
The first shots of an electoral showdown in Christchurch have been fired.
NZ's struggling to cope with record migration gains, but Government changes unlikely to make a difference say economists.
Malayan Emergency veteran Patrick Edwards, 80, has been battling the pension authorities since the 60s.
Nick Smith says he does not feel sidelined despite losing out in the cabinet reshuffle.
OPINION: Anzac Day serves as a day to acknowledge our fallen, but perhaps we should also acknowledge some other imperatives.
OPINION: The unified Fire and Emergency Management service will be flexible enough to cope with the risks and needs of different communities.
It is the first time Hamilton has had two ministers for the city, at any time, serving in the government.
Brownlee switches from combative to diplomatic as he prepares for new role.
Six and a half years after it started, one of the more remarkable tenures in New Zealand politics is over.
OPINION: The tougher and more "political" call in Monday's reshuffle was Nick Smith's demotion.
Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett has spent seven years working in countries ravaged by war, drought and famine. Tired of being an observer, it was simply her time to help, she tells Bess Manson.
City leaders and residents react to news Gerry Brownlee will no longer be the rebuild boss.
Officials head to Beijing to begin talks to "refresh" the historic 2008 free trade agreement.
PM Bill English has announced his new Cabinet and it's Gerry Brownlee that won the battle for foreign affairs.
Carolyn O'Fallon has been announced as the National Party candidate for Rimutaka
Gareth Hughes thinks it's better to plan on a transition than leaving it to fate, and people losing jobs.
Nikki Kaye to be Minister for Education, Gerry Brownlee Minister for Foreign Affairs.
A $53m NZ pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai chance to grow trading partners, Govt says.
He reminds us that, as Kiwis, when we see an injustice, we try to do something about it, Sir Don McKinnon writes.
FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown ahead of a top secret meeting.
Defence Minister hits back after Pyongyang's overnight threat against Australia.
Government drug-buyer will not be funding or subsidising sanitary items for women.
"It's hard, it's tough...but it's also kind of a privilege," Shearer says ahead of UN Security Council meeting on South Sudan.
Claims politicians fear facing tough issues have fired up drug reform discussion.
OPINION: History shows it's best when the State acts to keep the market in check, writes David Slack.
They only had to travel a few hundred metres down the road, but it took years of planning and cost millions.
OPINION: Everything else is changing so fast these days. Why not election campaigns as well?
Dr Teresia Teaiwa believed teaching was not a job but a way of life, writes Bess Manson.
The face of the historic equal pay deal.
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