It's the race that stops a nation and even Prime Minister John Key has placed his bets on the Melbourne Cup.
Labour leader contender Shane Jones describes how he would like to deal with Prime Minister John Key during a rally in Hamilton.
Labour dumps plan which would've seen electorates able to opt for women-only candidates.
Labour's suggestion of a 50/50 gender balance for its MPs hasn't won over everyone.
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has announced he will step down, saying it was for the purpose of unity within the party.
Lianne Dalziel talks to Lois Cairns about her decision to run for the Mayor of Christchurch.
Government chief information officer Colin MacDonald talks through the details of the review into security in the public sector.
Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson and Tuhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger attend a press conference before today's Deed of settlement signing between the Crown and Tuhoe.
Prime Minister John Key confirms National will not stand in the way of Aaron Gilmore delivering the traditional valedictory speech.
Are you in favour of the vote on gay marriage? Stuff took to the streets to ask some of you.
John Key and DJ take things to the next level.
Prime Minister John Key goes Gangnam-style.
Labour leader David Shearer sat down with the Fairfax political team to talk about how 2012 has gone.
Prime Minister John Key sat down with the Fairfax political team to talk about how 2012 has gone.
John Key and Aung San Suu Kyi hold talks during the Prime Minister's visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Prime Minister John Key talking about the return of 23 Afghan interpreters.
John Key is off to Hollywood to talk up the NZ film industry
John Key talks about Kim Dotcoms extradition
Prime Minister John Key says he is "quite shocked" at the possibility government spies acted unlawfully in the Kim Dotcom case.
Solid Energy will axe 222 staff and 130 contractors at its Spring Creek underground mine on the West Coast.
National and Labour talk league tables for schools
National talk budget ahead of Thursday's release
New Zealand's mission in Afghanistan will end one year earlier than planned
ACT MP John Banks denies he rang Kim Dotcom to thank him for an anonymous donation to his 2010 Auckland mayoral campaign.
John Banks has been confirmed as the leader of the ACT party after months of speculation.
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae arrives to open the 50th New Zealand parliament.
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae reads the speech from the throne during the state opening of Parliament.
The Government has announced it is going ahead with plans to sell state owned assets.
David Shearer was voted leader at a meeting this morning, with his deputy to be Grant Robertson.
John Key says the new Cabinet line-up reflects the Government's priorities for the next three years.
Labour's Waitakere candidate Carmel Sepuloni is waiting anxiously for special votes to be finalised at 2pm, Saturday.
Phil Goff announces he is resigning as leader of the Labour Party.
The "battle of the babes" contest in the Auckland Central continues as National's Nikki Kaye and Labour's Jacinda Ardern wait for more than 6000 special votes to be counted.
Prime Minister John Key meets with the United Future, ACT and Maori parties about post-election deals. Laura Westbrook reports.
Peter Dunne, leader of UnitedFuture, meets with Prime Minister John Key in the Beehive on Monday.
We find out how you're feeling about the results of yesterday's election.
John Key talks about where to now for National's next term in office.
Labour party leader Phil Goff concedes defeat after last night's election rout. "We're a bit bloodied but where not defeated"
United Future party leader Peter Dunne arrives in Newlands as he leads the polls in the Ohariu electorate.
Candidates love nothing more than a great photo opportunity. We asked voters for their thoughts on our selection.
Stuff hits the streets to find out how voters are feeling about the election.
Prime Minister John Key walks the streets of Christchurch.
John Key and Phil Goff talk about what they think will be the important issues in the next three years.
John Key is repeatedly asked about Winston Peters at National's education policy launch.
After a week of would be distractions, voters are still focusing on policy ahead of the general election.
Winston Peters speaks on the way John Key has handled the recording of his conversation with John Banks over a cup of tea in an Auckland cafe.
Prime Minister John Key denies he is at war with the media.
Prime Minister John Key deflects questions about the 'tea tape', saying he has moved on.
Key later said he walked out of the press conference because he wanted to talk about trade, not issues around the secret tape.
Prime Minister John Key has refused to answer reporters' questions about the 'tea tape'.
John Key talks about the defacing of 700 National billboards.
John Key's bus trip hit a few bumps shortly after hitting the road in Auckland.
National would cut off beneficiaries who failed drugs tests under new a policy announced by John Key in Auckland.
People on Wellington's Lambton Quay give their opinion on the recording of the conversation between John Key and John Banks.
John Key and Phil Goff lay out their policies for tackling the wage gap with Australia.
It’s election time again and that can only mean one thing – a riotous evening of politics at Aro Valley Community Centre.
ACT leader Don Brash reveals what he thinks about the proposed 'cup of tea' between his Epsom candidate John Banks and Prime Minister John Key.
Wellington kaumatua Bruce Stewart has been helping teenagers since the 1970s, with many working on his house at Tapu Te Ranga marae.
John Key and Phil Goff outline their policies for dealing with child poverty.
John Key and Phil Goff lay out their policies for helping young Maori and Pacific Islanders.
The Mana Party launched its election campaign in Otara, South Auckland.
John Key and Phil Goff are a couple of good keen men who want your vote.
Ports of Auckland workers talk about the issues important to them in the lead up to the election.
JOHN V PHIL: The second 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The third 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The fourth 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The fifth 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The sixth 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The seventh 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
Michelle Wanwimolruk, 31, asks what the parties' policies are on paid parental leave.
JOHN V PHIL: Highlights from The Press' leaders' debate, where Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader Phil Goff clashed in an old-fashioned, town-hall style event in Christchurch.
JOHN V PHIL: The last 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
JOHN V PHIL: The first 15 minutes of The Press' leaders' debate.
New Zealand workers have their say on the issues important to them ahead of the election.
New Zealand workers talk about what matters to them ahead of the election.
Green MPs Russel Norman and Gareth Hughes take a swim with 22 sharks at Kelly Tarlton's in Auckland.
Prime Minister John Key announces major changes to New Zealand's welfare system.
Labour leader Phil Goff announced a policy that would increase the age of eligibility of superannuation by 2 years.
New Zealand workers talk about the important issuesin the lead up to the November 26 general election.
New Zealand workers have their say on the issues important to them in the lead up to the election.
Protesters voiced their anger against National's welfare policies at the party's election campaign launch at Sky City in Auckland.
At the National Party election campaign launch Prime Minister John Key announced the creation of the Future Investment Fund.
John Key has ruled out increasing the retirement age, saying National's first priority is to get on top of debt in three years.