The Reserve Bank will likely cut official interest rates twice this year, according to economists, throwing more fuel on the housing market fire.
Boost in spending promised to meet concerns about waiting lists for elective surgery.
PM says his efforts at raising human rights issues in Saudi better than Obama's.
If New Zealanders really wanted a change of flag there would have been a march on Parliament demanding it, says the RSA.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has slammed "middle-aged, white, Pakeha" MPs for their criticism of Whanau Ora.
Stockton Mine workers have been called to a meeting in Westport on Thursday.
Proposed monitoring of the alcohol and drug use of offenders and people on bail is a "major infringement of liberty", the Law Society says.
Inmates around the country could have phones and computers installed in their cells if the innovation proves a success at the Wiri correctional facility, opening in Auckland on Friday.
Labour is calling for an investigation into Whanau Ora, claiming its performance "must now be of the highest priority for the Government".
The Independent Police Conduct Authority's findings about the police investigation into John Banks' Auckland mayoral campaign funding have to stay under wraps for now.
First sale of hundreds of state houses to community housing providers announced.
OPINION: Bill English must feel a little like Mother Hubbard when he looks at the Budget he will bring down in two weeks time. So much to do, such an empty cupboard.
Prue Kelly, of Wellington High School, will pick teachers in Government's flagship education policy.
It's a full day of activities here in Parliament, with Select Committees sitting this morning, and the House considering Members' Bills this afternoon.
The auditor-general has questioned the management of the flagship Maori Party policy Whanau Ora, saying it is difficult to work out what it is doing.
Foreign Affairs Minister tells MPs not to attend spiritual movement Falun Gong events because the Chinese Embassy will monitor them.
Donations to the National Party in 2014 jumped by more than half from the last election year, as the party's fundraiser outgunned Kim Dotcom's largesse.
Auckland special housing areas could go ahead if council "overplay cards" with infrastructure demands, MP says.
Parliament's catering contractors have moved to dump zero hour contracts after Andrew Little intervened.
The ACT Party admits it "messed up" as it took nine months to declare a major donation.
Kiwis can now make suggestions for a new flag design, as the public engagement process over a possible flag change begins.
Labour calls for an end to zero hour contracts in Parliament.
Dozens of top Australian executives are flying into Wellington for a two-day briefing on investing in the rockstar economy.
It's Prime Minister John Key's first day back in the House since it emerged he repeatedly pulled the pontail of Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey.
Public health advocates want a "salt tax" that could hit everything from hot chips to cheese.
The idea of a Maori ward seat has "hit a nerve" with the public, who are returning their referendum votes at rapid speed.
Guidelines for schools are being developed to help them deal with students who need to be secluded when aggression gets out of hand.
Jim Bolger has cost taxpayers more than the median income in his annual travel expenses.
OPINION: Problems no longer come in threes for John Key. They are piling up at his door.
Prime Minister John Key has known a Cabinet Minister’s brother is facing indecency charges for over a month, but insists there is no need to stand the minister down based on official advice.