A proposal to help clear the way for a re-entry of the Pike River coalmine by Labour has been labelled "dangerous and contradictory'' by the Government.
Green Party candidate Golriz Ghahraman is aiming to be the first refugee to become an MP in New Zealand.
Resignations by both list and constituency MPs have been pronounced since MMP began in 1996.
Jacinda Ardern will be Labour's candidate in the Mt Albert by-election.
The number of Otago schools requiring Ministry of Education intervention has dropped to its lowest point in nearly a decade this year.
Nikki Kaye has paid tribute to the ``overwhelming'' support from Auckland Central residents after being confirmed as National's candidate in the electorate ahead of next year's election.
Embattled National MP Todd Barclay has survived a hard-fought selection challenge in the Clutha-Southland seat.
The National Party has taken a 4.5 percentage point hit since the departure of John Key but the Labour Party continues to poll below 30%, according to a Roy Morgan poll.
Don't cry for Judith Collins - she says she is not wounded by Prime Minister Bill English's first reshuffle.
Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett is the major beneficiary from yesterday’s reshuffled Cabinet announced by her boss Prime Minister Bill English.
Simon Bridges and Amy Adams have received big promotions in a new Cabinet announced by Prime Minister Bill English this afternoon.
The chances for Dunedin list MP Michael Woodhouse to be made health minister became much stronger yesterday, says ODT political editor Dene Mackenzie.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced he will not stand again in the 2017 election.
Parliament has wound up for the year with a ukulele-playing Maori Party winning the show but strong performances from a Prime Minister quoting Taylor Swift and Labour leader Andrew Little getting...
Former MP Laila Harre has rejoined Labour, saying the party's chances at next year's elections have been boosted by John Key's departure.
New Prime Minister Bill English has revealed he would vote in favour of same-sex marriage if another vote was held, saying he has witnessed the positive impact it has had on gay couples.
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has described Bill English as a "very good bloke" who will build on the work of his predecessor.
Bill English is now officially Prime Minister of New Zealand.
With a karaoke machine in her Beehive office, the new deputy prime minister will provide some contrast to the self-described boringness of Bill English.
This week was meant to be a quiet end to the parliamentary year but instead a new Prime Minister will be sworn in and reshuffles will take place.