Police question 13-year-old boy after dairy robbed by machete-wielding thief.
New Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis slams Internet-Mana after it failed to deliver on the hype on election day.
Labour's Grant Robertson remains the Wellington Central MP, but his party is struggling in the capital.
Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard could have victory snatched away by 3900 special votes yet to be counted from his electorate.
It’s a bittersweet return to Parliament for New Zealand First's Ron Mark.
Embattled former minister Judith Collins’ majority in Papakura has almost halved.
Who was the biggest winner, the weediest candidate, the fastest riser, the closest race?
John Key will warn National MPs against becoming arrogant after the party's big election win.
Labour's voter support ran for the hills last night in what were once its strongholds.
Southerlies are forecast for Wellington and coastal Wairarapa with snow likely on the Desert Road.
Voter turnout did improve, but roughly the same number who voted for National did not vote at all.
Auckland's Labour heartland electorates swung with party votes, but not candidate votes.
John Key says there's no rapid way back for Judith Collins, and he's not going to veer off to the right following a landslide victory.
A rapprochement with Hone Harawira may be possible, Maori Party leader Te Ururoa Flavell says.
Kiwis need to start talking about Alzheimer's instead of avoiding the topic, says Reuben Thorne.
David Cunliffe admits a campaign error as Labour MPs begin post-mortem of election night drubbing.
Cunliffe admits mistake in not campaigning more closely with the Greens but Winston Peters thinks otherwise.
Palmerston North has three MPs but no Mayor as Jono Naylor moves to central government.
A rise in size of his caucus is cold comfort for NZ First leader Winston Peters.
OPINION: Instead of apologising again, this time for an historic defeat, David Cunliffe is scheming.
Laila Harre takes aim at others after her party failed to land a sole MP in Parliament.
Firefighters tackle two blazes in Invercargill after molotov cocktails believed to be thrown.
Sports star tweets in support of National deleted over electoral law concerns.
National's win likely means controversial Transmission Gully roading project will be gearing up.
Child thrown from school bus when it clipped milk tanker leaves hospital with only minor injuries.
OPINION: PM rides back into power with an expanded mandate while the post-mortem gets underway among Labour MPs.
Mana thought Kim Dotcom was their passport to power. Instead, he dragged them down with him.
An Irishman's seemingly intractable 15-year battle with ACC is coming to a head.
A Kiwi boxing legend currently in prison in the US is likely to be deported back here on his release next month.
The High Court will this week be asked to overturn the Problem Gambling Foundation's funding cut.
The Greens are destined to sit outside Government once again after a lack-lustre night at the polls.
It's the usual story of political coat-tailing, nods, winks and handshakes all around in Epsom - an anomaly of MMP.
OPINION: So the Dirty Politics practitioners were spot-on. Nasty tactics do favour the Right.
Are you behind the ape ball? Do you feel your life is nothing more than a vicious circus?
Far from being the Mana Party's passport to power, Kim Dotcom dragged them down with him.
Last night was all champagne and cheers, but what are the priorities ahead for a National Government?
Conservative Party vowing to come back stronger than ever for another tilt at power in 2017.
John Key says winning more seats than 2011 shows he's leading the country in the right direction.
Elouise Hemming's cancer stayed away just long enough for a short crop of hair to grow back.
The Gregg family are not optimistic about their home ownership chances despite National promises.
"Three more years" - an ecstatic John Key claims victory for National for a third term in Government.
National has romped home in Taranaki, winning all three seats.
Auckland is looking overwhelmingly blue but not everything has gone according to plan.
Wellington's political landscape will remain unchanged for another three years.
David Bennett and Tim Macindoe rack up big wins as they cruise back to Parliament.
Labour's Kelvin Davis' victory sends Hone Harawira and Internet Mana packing with win in Te Tai Tokerau.
Victory by Labour candidates in the Wellington region offset a dismal party vote nationally.
The Green Party co-leaders are "disappointed" with their election result, but say they held their ground through a campaign marred by dirty politics.
Wellington region appears to be retaining its Labour MPs as vote counts near 100 per cent.
David Cunliffe's West Auckland electorate backed National in the party vote - a trend seen across the city.