Len Brown received over $32,000 of complimentary hotel upgrades and called and texted lover more than 1300 times.
Nearly 1.3m asset sales referendum votes returned by yesterday - with results due tonight.
PM says his hands tied over decision to drop charges against former Pike River boss Peter Whittall.
Incident controllers in charge of emergency responses at mines will now have to have mining experience.
OPINION: The political drums have been beating hard for the Conservative party as a future coalition partner for National, writes Stephen Mills.
Two senior diplomats fight back after inquiry into leaked Cabinet document turned into a witch-hunt.
Voting in the citizens-initiated referendum on asset sales closes today.
Ex-Pike River boss Peter Whittall hasn't worked since he was made redundant more than two years ago.
New code of practice should make it easier for consumers to pick a fixed-line broadband deal.
Proposed $200 million Fiordland monorail project could create 1000 jobs and deliver $80m a year to the economy.
A leader of NZ's small Sikh community is found guilty of forging election documents in bid to win local body election.
A senior justice department official outs himself as one of two high-profile diplomats singled out in MFAT leak inquiry.
Senior adviser in PM's office caught among cigarette butts taking photos of litter from press party for a blogger.
Government refuses further compensation for two brothers who suffered serious injuries in separate army training accidents.
MPs say it "beggars belief" that no one will be held to account for Pike River deaths. | Families furious
Kiwi leaders at Wellington arena praise Mandela's focus on reconciliation, not retribution.
Report into whether Chorus can deliver on ultrafast broadband contracts is unlikely to get to the Government today.
A 12-year-old whale lover urges Government to send navy ships to protect whales from Japanese fishermen.
Pressure mounts for Auckland Council to release report on Mayor Len Brown's use of council resources during his affair with Bevan Chuang.
Pita Sharples has another reason to remember Nelson Mandela's lying in state: Naomi Campbell.
OPINION: New drinking laws will assign extra responsibility to parents, bars and bottle stores, writes Justice Minister Judith Collins.
OPINION: This time next year we will have a new government, writes Vernon Small.
Former PM Jim Bolger got to known Nelson Mandela well in the 80s - so yesterday he said goodbye to a friend.
PM John Key may have been one of the many dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, but he was clearly not as well known as some.
A 12-year-old is taking on Parliament today in a bid to save the whales.
After a tumultuous year, Parliament wound up yesterday in the usual fashion – with insults, jokes, and MPs puffing up their achievements.
Wellington City Council becomes first in the country to introduce the living wage for its staff.
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom is most likely still being spied on – but not necessarily by the US.
After more than two years, the Paula Rebstock-led inquiry into leaks over job cuts at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will be released tomorrow.
Labour believes the Government may be preparing to back down over paid parental leave.
Well that's awkward. John Key might have been with the world's elite, but did they know him?
Another government IT project has run into strife, with a major blowout forecast.
NZ is now able to have a Queen regardless of whether she has younger brothers, after MPs passed a law changing the rules of succession.
The Government is hinting at giving extra power to the Commerce Commission.
Manawatu picks up another MP as Joanne Hayes steps in to replace retiring National Party list MP Katrina Shanks.
ACT leader John Banks will stand trial for electoral fraud before a judge but no jury in May.
A new survey shows most people still have "full" or "quite a lot" of trust and confidence in police.
Trade Minister Tim Groser signals another meeting, possibly in January, is needed.
They camped overnight in the rain, anxious not to miss the chance to say goodbye to their beloved Madiba.
OPINION: Wellington City councillors should be aware they may be opening Pandora's Box if they vote for the living wage, writes Raewyn Bleakley.
MPs yesterday paid tribute to former South African leader Nelson Mandela, and UnitedFuture's Peter Dunne summed up his impact when he visited Wellington in 1995.
Maori Party co-leader asks police for answers over surveillance log he says shows innocent Kiwis were spied on.
Government minister gets into Twitter trolling war after calling Labour leader a "numpty".
National accused of rushing to the aid of big business, after the Finance Minister signals health check of competition regulation.
Hone Harawira says he'll represent the anti-apartheid movement at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Katrina Shanks brings forward retirement from politics to become head of the funeral directors association.
Boxer David Tua is being lined up by the Maori Party to stand for Parliament next year.
Major General Tim Keating has been appointed the new Chief of the Defence Force.
NZ won't walk away from Trans Pacific Partnership talks despite widespread disagreements revealed in leaked documents, Bill English says.
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