The Green Party's woeful result in a new poll could spell the end of the road for the party, according to one political commentator.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has lodged defamation proceedings against MediaWorks over comments by TV show host Mark Richardson.
National's new candidate for Clutha-Southland does not want to talk about departing MP Todd Barclay and the rancour that remains in the electorate.
The Green Party has plummeted below the five per cent threshold it needs to return to Parliament while Labour has soared in the first political poll since former Green co-leader Metiria Turei stepped down.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has spoken of the "shell shock" of learning he is a Kiwi - and condemned a Labour MP for "playing" with another country's government.
With Parliament sitting today for the last time before the election on September 23, political editor Audrey Young assesses the winners and losers of the past term.
Dunedin man Hamish Walker has been selected as the new Clutha-Southland candidate for the National Party in this year's election, replacing embattled MP Todd Barclay.
Labour made the right decision to make Jacinda Ardern leader according to former Prime Minister John Key.
‘‘Doing’’ helps alleviate anxiety, so Breton Dukes is writing to new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern with a suggestion about thinking big.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has strongly condemned the New Zealand Labour Party - saying should it be in power after the election it would be "very hard" to build trust.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she is uncomfortable about her party's past focus on house sales to people with Chinese-sounding names, and the party will apologise to anyone offended.
The Labour Party has "bumbled into" its policy to charge for water in a "reckless" way that would put a Labour-led government on a collision course with both Maori and other water users, Prime...
Economies don't work quite the way they used to. Will Labour convincingly address that at its official campaign launch on Sunday?
A populist election gimmick which inevitably will fail, or a real attempt to steer at least a few hardened youth criminals from a life of crime?
A Dunedin youth advocate has concerns the Government's plan to send serious youth offenders to boot camps is canvassing already failed policy.
The Labour Party's school leavers' toolkit, which aims to equip young people for adult life, has been welcomed by Otago secondary schools.
The deaf community have started a petition to add New Zealand sign-language interpreters to the election debates.
New mental health initiatives include programmes for preschoolers and "e-therapy" for young people and prisoners.
The Government has been accused of scaremongering after it said Labour's water tax would force Treaty of Waitangi settlements to be renegotiated.
After a disastrous week, Green Party leader James Shaw has unveiled a new election slogan "Love New Zealand" at the party's relaunch.