At 92, long-time National Party member and local body politician Alice Wylie has plenty of stories to tell.
Houses in NZ's biggest city have cracked the magic million, much sooner than expected.
Hamilton is being urged to sign up to a Housing Accord.
OPINION: Has the Maori King left his relative, Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta, out in the cold?
OPINION: Oh to be a fly on the wall when the acronoym for 'Community of Online Learning' proposal was decided.
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Some see it as progressive, while others think it will bring more hassle.
Palmerston North city council candidates give their views on the planned cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Manawatu River.
Who are the winners and losers from the week in politics?
One top priority is drastically modifying the heavy-handed Unitary Plan imposed on Aucklanders: part of a series of local election opinion pieces.
Businesses may now be able to open on Easter Sunday after the Government passes a law allowing local councils to decide.
Arthur Anae quits Counties Manukau Health board in "personality clash" with its chair over a proposed land sale to the Government.
They say there's no hiding your past, but that shouldn't put you off running for council.
Jo Coughlan says it won't happen if she's Wellington's mayor. What do the other candidates think?
The drug that killed pop star Prince is being prescribed to New Zealand's elderly in record numbers.
OPINION: There is a clear warning to the prime minister following his role in a bad taste "joke".
"We have forgotten what it's like to be a child"
Former SIS boss and RSA president Don McIvor was a military man through and through.
Labour says latest MPs bill stacks the "biscuit tin" ballot and prevents more important measures from being debated.
John Key played along with the joke at the time, but is washing his hands of it now.
OPINION: A successful native biodiversity National Policy Statement will require all political parties to be on it.
Pensioners form political party to take on the Government.
Are Kiwis less caring about homelessness and child poverty? The Guardian and Al Jazeera think so.
Smoking stubbed out around the front of Parliament - but a wider ban is ruled out.
The Government has been called upon to tear up its surplus carbon credits to make good on some dodgy accounting.
Easter Sunday is a chance to "unwind and reflect", not hit the shops, the Tuaman says.
The last 15 years has seen the international strategic environment become increasingly uncertain and unstable.
Gun City owner dismisses claim another Aramoana is likely without a gun register: "we do not have a problem".
Taika Waititi tells children's tales of domestic helplessness as he urges Kiwis to do more about child poverty.