Parliament is not actually back at work yet, but its constituent parties have now at last worked out where their MPs will be sitting and what jobs they will be doing.
Dunedin MP Rachel Brooking has picked up the Environment role in Labour's Opposition line-up while Taieri MP Ingrid Leary gets Seniors and Mental Health.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has unveiled his government’s 100-day plan, amid pressure from Labour leader Chris Hipkins to rein in Deputy PM Winston Peters over his false claims about media.
New Health Minister Dr Shane Reti is promising beefed-up security at the country’s 20 core emergency departments in time for the Christmas and New Year period.
Chris Hipkins says it was right for an NZ On Air board member to quit over posting critical comments about Winston Peters - but says the new prime minister should pull his deputy into line.
An NZ On Air board member has resigned after making a social media post calling new Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ attack on media independence “malicious” and him being “the worst...
The new government’s first Cabinet meeting got off to a tense start as Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters again accused the media of bribery.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has set his government's "number one" goal as "fixing the economy", but economists say that task could prove a steep hill to climb.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has engaged in a testy first news conference, offering his definition of “woke virtue signalling” and invoked late Māori land rights activist Dame Whina Cooper in defending his approach to the Treaty of Waitangi.
The freshly passed Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms look set to be first on the chopping block as the new coalition government settles into power.
Polls are closed and the results are coming in after almost two weeks of voting for the Port Waikato seat.
Earlier this week a reader emailed to ask what the enthusiastic proponents of electoral reform in the 1980s and ’90s made of the seemingly interminable delay in restoring politics as normal.
The new Cabinet of the usual 20 ministers will have 14 from National, and three each from Act and NZ First. Who's picked up which portfolios?
Labour leader Chris Hipkins has congratulated the new government, but fired plenty of shots at the coalition as he spoke to media today.
Pseudoephedrine will be allowed back into cold medications next winter in a win for Act leader David Seymour as part of the new coalition Government.
National's foreign buyers tax is scrapped, NZ First secures a $1.2b regional infrastructure fund, and the new govt will support a Treaty Principles bill to Select Committee.
Who becomes a Minister in the new National-Act-NZ First Government has been revealed, including in the vital Cabinet portfolios Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health and Education.
Seeing how many of National's first 100 days of campaign promises have survived coalition negotiations will be a key thing to look for when the govt makeup is revealed, a constitutional law expert says.
Winston Peters and David Seymour will share the role of Deputy Prime Minister for the first time in New Zealand’s political history.