Major new protections around the Kaikoura coast have been unveiled by the Government today.
Auckland mayor believes he has won back the public's support after extramarital affair furore.
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The landmark building owned by Oravida plays host to a clutch of National Party grandees.
OPINION: As the Minister of Justice, I do not think of myself as above the law.
Banning corporates from donating to political parties is among changes the Green Party wants considered.
Labour leader David Cunliffe was hoping to use National's bad week to put Labour back on the front foot with his first major speech since Prime Minister John Key named the election date.
OPINION: If this is what the first week of the 'unofficial' election campaign looks like, heaven help us when the campaign proper gets going.
New Zealand's most popular satirical website has returned after a four-month hiatus.
CHARLIE GATES - © Fairfax NZ NewsChrist Church Cathedral restoration could be condition of post-election coalition deal, Winston Peters says.
It's a relationship which brought the famously tough Justice Minister to tears and earned her a stern rebuke from her boss.
VERNON SMALL AND MICHAEL FOX - © Fairfax NZ NewsLabour signals push on regional development as part of promised "economic upgrade" of economy.
STACEY KIRK AND VERNON SMALL - © Fairfax NZ NewsShane Jones apologises to Judith Collins for comments about her living arrangements.
Kim Dotcom’s political party to start accepting members within weeks, with membership priced at $1.29.
Green Party takes down image from Lord of the Rings movie it posted on Facebook after copping criticism for breaching copyright.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce will travel to Indonesia and Vietnam tomorrow to hold talks on New Zealand's trade with Asean nations.
Sharing embarrassing personal details about your ex could cost you as privacy protections extended.
Genesis Energy is looking like a tasty morsel for investors, say analysts.
Auckland's rescue helicopter will not sue the council over a funding row following Mayor Len Brown's intervention.
Justice minister says she only discussed tourism at dinner with Chinese businessmen.
Power bills could soon be itemised so customers know exactly what they are paying for.
Government pours sugar on its offer of shares in Genesis Energy, priced in a range below analyst valuations.
Rich donor to National Party was actually first granted residency by Labour minister.
John Key today took on one of the most unpredictable challenges in politics - and lost.
No-one has asked the Government to declare an adverse event - such as a drought - in any area of the country.
The Greens are promising a $200 million boost to get children to school by bike and on foot.
Schools that raise funds cleaning up after Hurricanes games or the Martinborough Fair may miss out under new health and safety reforms.
Playcentres are under threat of closure, even as politicians investigate ways to get parents more involved in children's learning.
The Families Commission faced accusations of "politicisation" from Opposition MPs yesterday.
OPINION: Sorry is the hardest word when your name is Judith Collins.
OPINION: Justice Minister Judith Collins is one strike short of being out.
The Education Ministry is reviewing potential sites for Christchurch schools facing relocation.
Judith Collins gives an assurance there's nothing more to come out about her trip to China to embarrass John Key.
Greens roll out plans to spend $200 million over four years to build walking and cycle tracks around schools.
Power company boss says "budget-conscious" households get charged more because they cost more to serve.
John Banks will apply to have charges of knowingly filing a false electoral return thrown out next month.
PM dresses down Judith Collins after more details were revealed about an official trip to China.
Scrutiny over political links after commissioner photographed campaigning with PM.
Labour leader dismisses suggestions of a cooling in relations between his party and the Greens.
Labour leader had an amusing slip of the tongue when pressed for details on his potential coalition partners.
John Key promises to hold a flag referendum before the 2017 election if National is re-elected.
OPINION: Whether it's a silver fern or a koru, a debate over the design of the flag always had potential to be divisive.
Officials are looking at a British law that allows women to find out if their partner has a domestic violence conviction.
Visit by up to six powerful world leaders before and after November's G20 meeting could involve huge security operation.
Solid Energy's new chief executive hails from one of the world's mining giants GlencoreXstrata.
Whistle blower Edward Snowden details how NZ and other countries were instructed by US on how to get around impediments to mass surveillance.
PM admits he misled reporters over Cabinet Office advice about justice minister's China visit.
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The Greens have lodged a formal complaint with Labour over outspoken MP Shane Jones' attacks on the party.
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