Without social media mental health would not be on the election agenda, says Mike King
Immigration looks set to become a key issue in this year's general election. So why do we find it so hard to talk about?
One lied, one says she never did: The untold back-stories of political leaders Paula Bennett and Metiria Turei
One lied to keep her benefit, the other says she never did. In a special investigation, we discover how Metiria Turei and Paula Bennett’s backgrounds shaped them as the leaders they have become.
OPINION: There's a lot that comes out of a politician's mouth. Call it what you want, but here's how to decipher it.
OPINION: From charming John Key to adorable Prince George, we fall for the superficial stuff.
OPINION: Young people deserve a weekly handout as much as retired folk, Alison Mau argues. But young shoe designer Gustavia Liu disagrees.
I recently came out in public support of the Green Party, and some social media warriors lost their minds.
OPINION: Taking money from the state is easy once you view it as a right, rather than a privilege.
A 40% penalty on global companies doing business across the ditch might sound great, but will net just $100m, says Judith Collins.
A heated week in politics, despite the House being in recess.
Is Christchurch's urban electorate really a Labour stronghold, just flirting with the other side?
OPINION: In the dance of the desperates, Winston Peters is whirling the fastest.
OPINION: Greens co-leader gets praise for coming out as a DPB cheat - but what about all the women who fed their children on less?
Boss of snooping council and deputy mayor must go, says petition organiser.
Auckland Transport refuses to run ad at bus stops criticising Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's approach to mental health.
Big rise in numbers killed when not wearing belts raises questions over safety ads.
"Bad people predate on old people."
Gareth Morgan is considering whether to make a run in the Auckland seat of Epsom this election.
Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.
Rate of Kiwis without a home the "worst in the world" as Government continues to put up families in motels.
Labour has kept a promise to scrap national standards and review NCEA in its education manifesto.
Coromandel MP dismisses petition as election year noise.
Chch complex has one resident questioning HNZ's tenancy management, claiming negligence is creating a "ghetto-like environment".
The Government is to commit $1.08m to the Rakiura Heritage Centre Trust.
New Zealand punches well below its weight when it comes to taking refugees.
He was kicked out of the Greens and came seventh in the race for Auckland mayor. Now he's joining Gareth Morgan.
Auckland Council needs to consider new funding streams like overseas cities, two councillors say.
OPINION: This election will offer clear choices in economic approach.
Greens co-leader says it was now or never to share her story, as she confirms she will reimburse Work and Income.
A controversial rule banning the use of woodburners 15 years or older would be scrapped under Labour, candidate says.
Government spending over $138,000 a day providing emergency seven-day stays for those in dire need.
Ministry whistleblowers under a highly manipulative manager should get compo, SSC says.
Emails to councillors not blocked but "quarantined and vetted", council says.
Nearly 20,000 children are paying the price for the government's benefit policy.
Labour says rental properties also needed for seasonal and other key workers in Queenstown.
Gift to NZ has been created after years of work with Weta Workshop.
Giving every young person a free $200 a week is economic madness, isn't it? Not necessarily.
An internal draft audit leaked to the media reveals emails were intercepted by chief executive David Clapperton.
Police dropped controversial MP's case after obtaining two sets of legal advice.
ANALYSIS: Politicians are divided over whether the Maori seats should be retained - let's break down what they think.
OPINION: Some local councils are using the mandatory code of conduct to thwart open dialogue by their elected members.
On one side are electricity retailers, who compete amongst one another for customers and are, in many cases, also electricity generators. On the other are monopolies that own the wires down which that electricity runs.
OPINION: You can call Labour's fiscal plan a lot of things. Careful, even unambitious in places. But you can't call it profligate.
Local councils are selling their social housing because of a lack of funds, Labour housing spokesman says.
Labour lashes out as new research shows 24,000 Aucklanders are without a home.
Council staff should not get in the way of elected members communicating with constituents, expert says.
Under-fire MP Todd Barclay is "super-stoked" a petition he launched to remove parked cars near Queenstown Airport was a success.
4000 staff will be affected by changes outlined by IRD, union says.
Moving government departments to regions such as South Canterbury could be on the agenda if Labour is elected, the party's state services spokespeople say.
Think globally, act locally – that's the mantra Kiwi children are living by, when it comes to saving the environment, as this wonderful video shows.
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