Treasury has apologised for a blunder which could see fewer children projected to be lifted out of poverty via government families packages.
Winston Peters is calling for “maximum pressure” to be applied on North Korea, following an international meeting that revealed that hundreds of thousands of airline passengers are within range of its missiles.
The Government believes any future rise in excise tax on alcohol can be made without concerns about legal action from overseas liquor companies.
The Government has flagged changes to allow road taxes to be spent on rail projects.
Suggesting the Government was not going ahead with roading projects which do not exist is misleading, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Phil Twyford says.
The National Party has started the new political year with gusto, launching a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects.
Peter Dunne says the Government's Bill on medicinal cannabis is "half baked'' and "a pretty sad gimmick'' that fails to give sick people immediate access to good products.
Former deputy prime minister Jim Anderton has died in Christchurch, two weeks short of his 80th birthday, it has been confirmed.
The Government is keeping mum on whether it intends to keep a National promise to legalise e-cigarettes after renewed calls for a law change as aggravated dairy robberies increase and fewer people quit smoking.
The minimum wage will be increased by $0.75 to $16.50, the Government has announced.
The Government has signalled a hardline student loan debt arrest policy could be scrapped as the details of a fourth defaulter’s arrest at the border emerge.
Thousands of families will not have new landlords after the Government stopped the sale of up to 2500 state houses in Christchurch.
Urgent legislation to start the ChristChurch Cathedral rebuild started has passed.
Tertiary providers "gaming" the system and people delaying enrolment until two years of free study is offered are some of the risks of the Government's new fees-free scheme.
The Government has been accused of pandering to voters with a "racist itch" as legislation to ban overseas buyers from snapping up existing houses is set to pass its first hurdle.
Former National MP Todd Barclay refused to co-operate with police on three distinct occasions during the fresh investigation into his alleged bugging of staff.
Legislation to legalise medicinal cannabis will be introduced this week.
The Government will start public consultation in May 2018 to lay the groundwork for a Zero Carbon Act and establish an independent climate change commission.
Treasury has warned the Government that its rush to ban overseas people from buying existing New Zealand homes may have "sub-optimal" or "unintended consequences".
Jacinda Ardern says her government’s goal of lifting 88,000 children out of poverty is just the beginning and eventually she’d like to eradicate child poverty altogether from New Zealand.