Throwing "waves of cash'' at New Zealand's social issues will not help solve the problems, Prime Minister Bill English says.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce is talking down expectations of a windfall for voters next week's Budget.
Prime Minister Bill English says he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will both be pushing for early implementation of the TPP agreement.
Politicians who approved the appointment of Auditor-General Martin Matthews are calling for an independent inquiry into a fraud case that happened under his watch.
The Prime Minister has dismissed Labour's proposal to close a housing market tax loophole as "another tax'' that will crimp home-building.
Extending comprehensive school-based health services to all public secondary schools will benefit hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, Labour deputy leader Jacinda Ardern says.
Labour leader Andrew Little has staked his election credentials on housing but his speech was long on passion and short on facts.
Andrew Little says Labour will phase out tax breaks for landlords and property investors in a bid to dampen property speculation.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' talk of tax cuts won't attract National-leaning voters because of his "big spending" record, Prime Minister Bill English says.
This month's Budget will include more money for mental health and addiction services as Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman admits "more needs to be done".
Prime Minister Bill English continues to clear the decks of distracting detail before the release of Budget 2017 on May 25.
Dunedin North MP David Clark continues his rise in the Labour Party, becoming No8 on the party list for the September 23 election, well up from 26 at the 2014 election.
High-profile broadcaster Willie Jackson has failed to have his ranking on Labour's list improved and is below a group of four new women candidates.
Labour MP Sue Moroney has announced her retirement from politics - a day before the expected release of the party's list rankings.
Claims he wants out of the health portfolio are "complete nonsense", Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully was searched at Auckland Airport before flying out to the United States last month.
The Green Party's new energy policy has won a cautious vote of support from the business community.
Labour leader Andrew Little has vowed to slash immigration by "tens of thousands" of new arrivals - but won't be more specific about exact numbers.
North Korea is likely to be on the agenda as Foreign Minister Murray McCully meets with senior US military officials in Hawaii this week.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw believes the $1.4billion Crown surplus announced this week should not be totally spent on roads and bridges.