The government is concerned about the way China is asserting itself in the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says.
You know it’s a strange week in politics when the normally mild-mannered Liz Craig is at the centre of the biggest storm.
The National Party has released its counter to the Government's housing steps - a bill to use emergency powers to "short circuit" the consenting process and build houses quickly and to require...
The Māori Party has been referred to police for failing to disclose about $320,000 worth of donations within the required time frame.
Early estimates of New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine rollout shows 390,000 vaccines were expected to have been administered by now, according to a "leaked document".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told this afternoon's media conference that the minimum wage will increase to $20 an hour on April 1.
National is calling on the Government to set a vaccination target of at least 70% of New Zealand's adult population by the end of the year.
Parliament broke fresh ground with its first "local issues" debate this week, offering MPs the chance to speak but, crucially, they need to focus on a matter of local rather than national importance.
The health system is under "serious stress" and the Cabinet is poised to sign off on a major redesign of it, Health Minister Andrew Little says.
National MPs have again clashed with Speaker Trevor Mallard – unhappy with, what they say was, his accusation of “sexist behaviour” from National MPs.
The Labour Party has lost some support in the first political poll of the year — but its leader Jacinda Ardern has been dealt a significant, personal blow.
The Labour Party has lost some support in the first political poll of the year - but its leader Jacinda Ardern has been dealt a significant, personal blow.
Auckland has now returned to alert level 1 - with no restrictions on crowd gatherings - 14 days since the last community case of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
New Zealand politicians have hit back fiercely at Australia's "deplorable" deportation policy and a senior Australian politician who referred to deporting Kiwis as "taking out the trash".
The National Party wants Covid-19 rule-breakers to be slapped with tough sanctions after Auckland was plunged back into lockdown over the weekend.
Senior National Party MP Simon Bridges continued his attack on police commissioner Andrew Coster in a fiery justice select committee yesterday.
Discredited former Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker accrued a $10,000 expense bill in his final months in the job, according to just-released records.
Billy Te Kahika has quit politics and shut down his controversial party after his failed bid for power at last year's election.
Senior National MP Chris Bishop has come out on top in his latest stoush with House Speaker Trevor Mallard over a video that was ordered to be taken down.