Leadership strike against Australian PM Tony Abbott moves closer as prime contenders consider their options.
A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.
PM says he knew of Mike Sabin's personal matters last year, but had confidence in the MP up until his resignation.
OPINION: Since my last column, some in the dairy farming community have been telling me, and everyone else, who I am.
Labour leader Andrew Little has been given a boost, with strong personal ratings and a surge in his party's support.
When is an asset sale not an asset sale? Does a politician ever really step down for family reasons?
OPINION: I'm feeling a lot of pressure to give a state of the nation address. After all, everyone seems to be doing it.
Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.
The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife, with the principal of the latest school under investigation by the Teachers Council.
OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.
OPINION: Andrew Little set an ambitious target for the future of New Zealand, which threatens to sink without a trace.
The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.
National MP Mike Sabin has resigned, citing personal reasons.
Projects in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will cost $37m.
Auckland coroner Deborah Marshall will replace NZ's first coroner, Neil MacLean, who is retiring.
Renewal, blah, blah. However the Greens look at it, Russel Norman will be missed.
At first a reluctant leader, later a political tour de force; over a nine-year tenure as co-leader Russel Norman has transformed the Greens from a six-member minor party to the third largest in parliament.
Tweets about Russell Norman's resignation as co-leader of the Green Party.
Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.
Russel Norman's full speech announcing he is stepping down as Green party co-leader.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit New Zealand next week for trade talks and discuss NZ's pending UN Security Council seat.
An "emotional" Roger Sutton has farewelled his former Cera colleagues.
Government opts to spend less than half of what was recommended to improve urban cycleways.
Christchurch district court judges and minister reach "good resolutions" to the problems plaguing the city's courts as new restorative justice laws take effect.
Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.
Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.
Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
Newly registered midwives will be required to undergo a further year of monitoring by mentors before they are allowed to practise alone.
Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.
Justice Minister will meet judges in Christchurch over concerns about new restorative justice laws.