Self-proclaimed "public law geek" Rachel Brooking is "exceptionally happy" to be a new Dunedin Labour MP.
Being part of Labour’s intake of brand new MPs is a completely new experience for Taieri MP Ingrid Leary, and an exciting reward for a lot of hard work.
The next Government is beginning to take shape even though Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Green co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson are staying mum on the substance of their talks.
Act New Zealand is considering setting up a southern base to capitalise on its election night gains in Otago and Southland.
National leader Judith Collins says she is "really positive" about the party's way forward, and they are "determined to be the best opposition ever".
The Māori Party's Rawiri Waititi - donning a white cowboy hat - has touched down at Parliament for the first time since winning the Waiariki electorate.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Deputy PM will be the party's deputy leader, but who holds that position is up to the caucus.
New Zealand now holds the title of the most rainbow Parliament in the world, going by the percentage of LGBTQ MPs.
Dressed in their finest and having had their photos taken and received a guided tour, the Labour Party class of 2020 has arrived at Parliament.
Business and farming leaders in the South are joining a chorus of similar stakeholders hoping the Labour Party forms its own government, rather than a coalition with the Greens.
National's caucus will today begin the task of trying to pick up the pieces, at its first meeting following the weekend's crushing defeat.
All is not glum and blue for National in the wake of its weekend election thumping, despite first appearances.
John Highton reflects on our Covid-19 experience and wonders what a more equal society would look like.
The South Island is now the red island, after Labour hurtled to a remarkable party vote clean sweep south of Cook Strait as part of its record-breaking election victory on Saturday.
A political career which began as being the rear end of a pantomime cow in a student protest has now got Dunedin lawyer Rachel Brooking elected to Parliament.
The sprawling rural Waitaki electorate has flipped red, and given its long-serving incumbent a nail-biting election night.