Cash-strapped uni students will have an extra $50 in their pockets from January 1.
For nearly 170 years our Parliament has opened each session with a Christian prayer. Last week, the new Speaker unilaterally ditched it.
A woman who discovered issues with her immigration status when she tried to book a mammogram can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.
OPINION: Phil Twyford doesn't accept his reliance on the private sector will ensure Kiwibuild becomes a fatal political failure.
OPINION: Why should the taxpayer be left holding the baby for sole parents claiming a benefit, who refuse to disclose the identity of the child's father?
OPINION: Canberra is underwhelmed by the timing and tone of the Kiwi commentary on Manus Island.
OPINION: The Aussies are masters at media chess - and we're their pawns.
A new group of politicians is promising to re-enter the Pike River Mine to retrieve the bodies of the miners. So once again the grieving families of the miners are hoping to find their loved ones.
High risk roads could be targeted for reallocated investment as road toll tracks toward seven-year high.
OPINION: If your job is really to ask the hard questions, maybe you could start with questions worth asking?
ANALYSIS: The Government is taking immediate action over roads, as NZ faces the prospect of the highest death toll in a decade.
PM says re-entry to Pike River mine should be carried out and completed by March, 2019.
Hastings District Council is spending $5m on upgrading bridges to take bigger trucks.
Australia might not have ruled out NZ's offer to take 150 Manus Island detainees, with talks about screening processes underway.
They can stay for now but the parents cannot work and the children can't attend school next year.
Internet is an unaffordable luxury for some families on under $50k a year.
OPINION: New Government must keep busy and keep opposing National's ideas.
Did Ardern really get mistaken for Justin Trudeau's wife by Donald Trump? Jack Tame really, really wanted to know.
OPINION: Old Chinese proverb say: A Wellington fool and his money are soon grounded.
OPINION: We need Asia-competent people to be able to maximise the opportunities in the region.
US Ambassador Scott Brown is paid US$155,000 a year, but says the benefits are priceless.
OPINION: Exploring the effect of missionaries on Maori.
Plans for more affordable housing includes building 2000 extra state houses a year.
PM says the issue over Manus Island isn't complicated: Simply do what we believe is right.
Hospital care is free for New Zealanders, so why not dental care, asks former prime minister.
The new Government has committed to a Pike River re-entry, but that will only happen if it's safe enough.
OPINION: Freedom is one of the only perks. It's a different story in Government – as Labour is quickly finding out.
Drug lobby group refuses to say where $150,000 election funding went.
Big drop in Indian student visas forces a major NZ education provider to close a campus.
Gareth Morgan donated $2.13 million to his own political party. So how did it all go so wrong?