If you're PM, what do you give the woman who has everything - including a plum job in New York?
Risk of the disease reaching NZ is remote, but we should be prepared for the worst, minister says.
OPINION: It's becoming clear that Labour's leadership selection process may be adding to its long list of woes.
Nicky Hager claims the police raid on his house was illegal and is taking legal action.
Parliament tightens security in wake of shooting at Canada's parliament in Ottawa today.
The many hats of Prime Minister John Key have caused Opposition MPs a bit of a headache.
OPINION: Labour Party rank and file know what impresses them in leadership race may not impress voters.
More fireworks in House expected after Government carries on with controversial changes to employment law.
Labour leadership hopeful Nanaia Mahuta joined us for a live chat this morning. See how she answered your questions.
Labour's leadership hopefuls each push different message, but all agree that appraisal of the party's direction is needed.
OPINION: Credit where it's due, our politicians certainly got into the spirit of pomp and pageantry that marks the opening of Parliament.
National has quickly pushed ahead with controversial changes to employment law.
Controls over the sale of psychoactive substances are 'wasteful, embarrassing, stupid' say councils.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key apparently morphed into "the leader of the National Party" the minute he heard Cameron Slater's voice.
Police minister bats away a call to arm all police after a standoff in Waikato.
The first of 15 "hustings meetings" for Labour's leadership hopefuls kicked off in Wellington tonight with all four candidates saying the party had to change to win government in 2017.
The first of the Labour leadership primaries is under way. Join us for live coverage.
Wellington's trains are being turbo charged, with an increased top speed of 110kmh.
The Government is wasting no time in attempting to lure skilled New Zealanders back home.
ACC's annual surplus is almost $300m ahead of budget, and will enable 'significant' cuts to levies.
Former ministers Judith Collins and Maurice Williamson have been relegated to lowly select committee roles.
Labour leadership hopeful David Parker came in for a live chat this afternoon. See what he had to say.
A rest-home resident says a voting official cast a vote in her name, but against her wishes.
Another Parliament, another scrap between NZ First leader Winston Peters and National's Gerry Brownlee.
OPINION: This National Government looks a lot like the last one, writes Tracy Watkins.
Job fairs across the Tasman, tax cuts and helping first home buyers are part of the Government's priorities for its next term.
The House is back in session after today's opening of Parliament.
Trevor Mallard, who has a reputation as one Parliament's worst-behaved MPs, was elected unanimously.
Can Labour compete with the Greens and NZ First, both hungry for more parliamentary presence?
Delivered by His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Tuesday 21 October 2014
There are four candidates in the running to be the next Labour leader, but who's got what it takes?
Jacinda Ardern may emerge as Labour deputy whoever wins the top job, but her nomination as Grant Robertson’s running mate is seen as a risk.
Prime Minister John Key is keeping the prospect of working with the Green Party alive.
Nicknames, middles names and the jet-setting lifestyle as the Parliamentary term gets under way.
OPINION: Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.
NZ troops could soon follow Australia in training Iraqi security forces to fight Islamic State.
Parliament's opening today has meant a speech heckling by Winston Peters for new MP David Seymour.
MPs voice dissatisfaction they aren't able to swear to uphold the Treaty at the opening of Parliament.
Think you know our new MPs?
New Zealand's largest trade union has unanimously backed MP Andrew Little to be the next Labour leader.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern rejects "beltway babies" jibe, saying she's "worked longer in a fish and chip shop" than as parliamentary staffer.
Former British politician Bryan Gould will head an independent inquiry into Labour's election result.
Labour leadership hopeful David Parker has admitted there were a "few glitches" with his capital gains tax policy in the lead-up to the election.
A cat called Buddy is taking a lion's share of Andrew Little's limelight.
Grant Robertson says if he was picked as Labour leader he would be recommending Jacinda Ardern as deputy. | New generation needed
Grant Robertson declared Labour party is in need of a new generation of leadership at his campaign launch today.
Labour leadership contender David Parker defends his tax policy in face rivals' criticism.
National's former "black ops" specialist Jason Ede has resurfaced working for a company with links to National Party figures.
There are 10,000 fewer people around the country using the welfare system compared to this time last year.
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