The formal state opening of Parliament will take place next Wednesday when Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy will read the Speech from the Throne.
Veteran Dunedin political journalist Neale McMillan takes a look at the new government and opposition in a podcast brought to you by Otago Access Radio.
Unions are firmly opposed to Shane Jones' proposal to introduce a work-for-the-dole scheme for the unemployed, while bosses would support such an initiative in principle.
A large Maori and Pasifika contingent makes up the new Government, making it one of, if not the, most diverse group of leaders in the country’s history.
The Labour-led Government’s move to restrict foreign speculators from taking a chunk out of the property market is being questioned given a similar policy in Australia has done little to curb prices.
A Labour supporter on the campaign trail requested a public inauguration with music by Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop and new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered.
An ecstatic David Clark has shared a video from the steps of Parliament as he joins in celebrating Jacinda Ardern being sworn in as Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and MPs have been welcomed at Parliament this afternoon after being sworn in at Government House.
Auckland motorists are threatening to fill up out of town, and even leave the city, to avoid a new regional petrol tax. Do you support the move?
The Labour-New Zealand First agreement to increase spending on research and development to 2% of GDP over 10 years has been welcomed but experts say it does not go far enough.
The reduction of child poverty is high on the list of things to achieve for incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who will today take on the portfolio responsibilities.
National leader Bill English has posted a final message to supporters from the Prime Minister's office - before he resigns as PM tomorrow morning.
A bill to stop overseas speculators from buying existing homes will be introduced by Christmas, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said today.
Senior Labour MP David Parker has emerged as a linchpin in the new coalition cabinet, taking the pivotal portfolios that will connect him to key ministers in the NZ First and Green parties.
Incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed a few more snippets about her calls with Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau.
Dunedin North MP David Clark will have the prime responsibility for overseeing the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital after being named as minister of health.
New Zealand's political landscape is in for a major shake-up in the next few years and regions are set to benefit from New Zealand First's decision to form a coalition with Labour.
Former New Zealand Army captain and New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark is set to become defence minister in the Labour-New Zealand First Government.
Details of the coalition deals signed between Labour, NZ First and the Green parties. The new Labour-led Government will be sworn-in on Thursday.
Jacinda Ardern will be assured of a rapturous reception when she addresses the Council of Trade Unions biennial conference on Wellington today.