Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon has taken his city's plea to save its railway line into his own hands, travelling to Parliament today to appeal to the Government.
Fonterra has given its blessing to a proposed law change that will increase transparency in the dairy industry, but has maintained that new rules for monitoring milk price setting are unnecessary.
Proposed parole changes do not go far enough and the system needs to be abolished, the mother of murdered Auckland pizza delivery man Michael Choy says.
A proposed sex offenders register would be kept private and would not name and shame, Police Minister Anne Tolley says.
Labour MPs Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard are maintaining that they have not defamed ACC Minister Judith Collins, and say they they will make that clear in responses to letters from the minister's lawyer today.
A sexual abuse victim who was one of thousands of ACC clients to have details released in a privacy breach has been asked by the organisation to destroy information relating to other claims sent to him in error.
The Australian Government needs to tread very carefully in dealing with 10 Chinese asylum seekers reportedly heading for New Zealand, a refugee advocate says.
Green MP Julie Anne Genter is among up to 60 New Zealanders targeted in an international skimming scam.
Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today gave her stamp of approval to legislation that would relax the rules around sharing information between public service agencies.
The father of murdered Dunedin woman Sophie Elliott has lent his support to a proposed law change that provides more provisions for the victims of crime.
Dodgy loan sharks taking advantage of cash-strapped borrowers will face the axe under proposed law changes.
More progress has been made in plans to launch charter schools in New Zealand, with the Government today naming the group that will start the process.
With a shaking voice, National MP Nick Smith today announced his resignation from Cabinet in a statement to Parliament.
A new law that would allow prisons to punish inmates for drinking too much water has been criticised as "absolutely ludicrous''.
Businesses are about to come under the energy efficient spotlight, with EECA starting a campaign to encourage simple power saving measures that it says could save up to $2 billion.
A disabled man was kicked out of Parliament today after he disrupted proceedings by repeatedly honking the horn of his mobility scooter from the public gallery.
Councils may have to bow to central government's preference as far as some local activities go, with Prime Minister John Key today saying it was not a local body's job to fund projects the Government had decided not to.
Measures to rein in soaring council costs and stem rates' increases have been announced by the Government.
The New Zealand Cycle Trail grew today with the Otago Central Rail Trail officially joining the cycle network as one of its Great Rides.
Prime Minister John Key has slammed Labour's plans to tighten rules around foreign investment in rural land as "nakedly political''.