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Free-to-air rugby tests a no-go

New Zealanders may not have minded not having free-to-air All Blacks' tests, following their shock loss to the Wallabies ...

It's not part of a coalition deal with NZ First, Labour confirms.

I survived a Winston Peters scolding video

Winston Peters: master of the scathing takedown.

OPINION: It's quite something to be targeted by the NZ First leader in front of your peers, writes Stacey Kirk.

Playing Winston at poker

Bill English said you always have to be prepared to walk away. And he did. He was not willing to agree to demands he ...

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern knew when to hold 'em; Bill English knew when to walk away. Jonathan Milne explains why they both played their cards right.

NZ First sinks ocean sanctuary

The Kermadec Trench and archipelago were set to become New Zealand's largest marine sanctuary.

John Key made headlines around the world when he announced its creation. Now it's fish bait after a deal that's blindsided the Greens.

Shipping Auckland port north

Ngati Whatua says the opportunity to invest in reclaimed land on the waterfront would be welcomed by Aucklanders.

NZ First has won agreement to $500 million rail investment that could end in Auckland's port moving to Whangarei.

Why Jacinda should give a Little thanks

Cometh the hour, says Oscar Kightley, cometh Jacinda... exciting, isn't it.

OPINION: Now shouldn't be the time for gnashing of teeth, writes Oscar Kightley, because New Zealand's political climate change makes for exciting times.

'Change' for all NZers video

Labour's immigration policy survived coalition negotiations, Jacinda Ardern says.

Jacinda Ardern has revealed the new government's stance on migration, capitalism and "meaningful change".

Trump congratulates Ardern

Trump's administration says it looks forward to working with Jacinda Ardern.

The US looks forward to working with Jacinda Ardern and continuing cooperation on "shared interests".

Now for the honeymoon video

Jacinda Ardern needs to own the narrative for the next three years.

OPINION: After a month in limbo and playing second fiddle to Winston Peters, Jacinda Ardern finally gets some action.

Pike families: 'We'll get justice'

The portal of the Pike River mine on the South Island's West Coast.

NZ's new coalition government could mean "justice" for the men killed in the Pike River mine disaster, families believe.

It was nice while it lasted

Outgoing Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee holds the Ilam seat so his exit from Parliament would be a little more ...

As Labour gets ready to fill Beehive offices outgoing National ministers may weigh up whether three years in Opposition is worth it.

The accidental prime minister video

Jacinda Ardern's government is promising big.

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern has 100 days to show her Government is no accident, or accident waiting to happen.

A coalition of losers or a moral majority?

Bill and Mary English leave with Steven Joyce after Winston Peters announces his intention to back Labour.

OPINION: Will you enjoy New Zealand's new direction?

Winston Peters wants to share

NZ First leader Winston Peters announces the coalition Government formed by Labour, NZ First and Greens.

NZFirst leader Winston Peters pledged during the election campaign to share tax money with local government. Will he keep his promise?  

Dealer takes two

OPINION: Winston and Jacinda, sitting in a tree . . .

26 tedious days, then a bombshell

Chalk and cheese - Winston Peters and "the boss", Jacinda Ardern.

ANALYSIS: Who won and who lost when 2017's epic election campaign finally came to an end?

Longest day of the campaign video

NZ First leader Winston Peters announces the coalition Government formed by Labour and NZ First.

It took 17 hours, some odd omens and tough last-minute haggling before Labour came out on top.

West Auckland winners in new government video

Jacinda Ardern has lead Labour back into power

Jacinda Ardern has named two West Auckland MPs in her executive team.

A new rebuild for Chch

Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled a suite of new policies for Christchurch under a Labour-led Government.

ANALYSIS: Change is coming to Christchurch. The rub will be in how much.

Mystic predicts Ardern victory video

Palm reader Ron Griffiths says Jacinda Ardern has strong life and fate lines.

A year ago Ron Griffiths looked closely at Jacinda Ardern's palm and predicted she would become our PM.

Lees-Galloway in Cabinet

Palmerston North Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says he's ready for the challenge of Cabinet.

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway will join Jacinda Ardern's Cabinet.

Ardern's first big calls video

Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern arrives at the Labour caucus meeting where Cabinet will be selected.

Jacinda Ardern has hit the ground running talking to world leaders and picking Cabinet Ministers.

Greens' gains: What's their game? video

James Shaw is set to be a minister, along with two other senior members of his caucus.

An internal email details their general wins, but how could those big policies change things?

'Cautious optimism'

Federated Farmers South Canterbury chairman Mark Adams.

The announcement of a new Labour-led government has come with a warning from Federated Farmers to not follow through on plans to significantly reduce immigration numbers.

Tale of two MPs

Nick Smith says National will be a formidable force in opposition.

The top of the south looks set to swap one cabinet minister for another.

Is capitalism guilty?

Winston Peters has a plan to make capitalism responsible again.

Winston Peters is out to change "today's capitalism" which he says far too many of us see as our foe.

Biggest economic shift since 1984 video

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, after announcing Labour would form a government with NZ First.

OPINION: Fasten your seatbelts, folks - New Zealand is set for an abrupt change in direction.

Watch: Decision 2017 video

Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern arrives at her media conference after Winston Peters announced NZ First would form a ...

After almost a month of waiting, New Zealand has an answer. Watch how the decision played out.

Regions to be looked after

Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters

"It's the start of a distinguished political career for Jacinda Ardern." says New Plymouth Labour Party candidate Corie Haddock.

Democracy Peters out

NZ First leader Winston Peters has been a egotistical ringmaster making a circus of the media and democracy.

OPINION: The kowtowing to Winston Peters by the major parties is an affront to democracy.

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