People who make or supply synthetic drugs face life in prison under changes announced by the Government today.
A bill that gives terminally ill people a legal defence for using illicit cannabis products has passed its third reading in Parliament today.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has confirmed he was briefed on October 31 that there were issues around KiwiBuild boss Stephen Barclay that were being looked into.
The government is to reduce the ACC Work Levy which is paid by employers and self-employed people but other levies will remain at the same rate.
For several years now, both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have spent Thursdays — and occasionally Fridays — out of Wellington touring the country.
A former staffer who accused MP Maggie Barry of bullying - including claims she expected staff to do political work on taxpayer time - has laid a complaint with the Auditor General over misuse of public money.
Most National MPs have staged a walk-out of Parliament after Speaker Trevor Mallard ordered leader Simon Bridges to leave during Question Time.
Another anonymous text message from a person claiming to be a National Party MP has been received by RNZ.
An internal email sent from National's chief press secretary to MPs, advising them about how to talk to media about bullying, has been leaked.
National MP Maggie Barry says a workplace probe cleared her of bullying charges and vehemently refutes claims from former parliamentary staff that she expected them to do party work - which would be unlawful.
National leader Simon Bridges has backed embattled MP Maggie Barry after fresh details of bullying parliamentary staff emerged.
Housing New Zealand has started paying compensation to state house tenants who were evicted because of dodgy methamphetamine tests.
National MP Maggie Barry has been investigated twice over bullying claims this year - including accusations she expected staff to do political party work on taxpayer time, which is unlawful.
Michael Woodhouse and David Clark have squared off against each other for years, writes ODT's political reporter Mike Houlahan.
A suite of new Government health initiatives, which the Prime Minister says will make going to the doctor cheaper for more than half a million Kiwis, comes into effect tomorrow.
Twenty booklets advising over-60s of their entitlements have landed Dunedin South MP Clare Curran in more hot water.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran came under fire again in Parliament today over Labour Party booklets being left in Ministry of Social Development sites in her electorate.
National leader Simon Bridges has reined in his spending on travel and accommodation in the past quarter, according to figures released today.