Prime Minister Bill English has indicated Todd Barclay did not know his recording of a staff member's conversations could be illegal until a police investigation was launched.
The woman at the centre of a secret tape scandal which has cost Southland MP Todd Barclay his Parliamentary seat says the rookie politician should have resigned immediately.
Winston Peters has ramped up criticism of Bill English over the Todd Barclay affair - saying the Prime Minister should resign.
With National MP Todd Barclay out the way, Opposition parties have turned their attention to Prime Minister Bill English and the police role in a secret recording scandal.
Mainstream political parties who underestimate Gareth Morgan's influence in the September 23 election will do so at their peril.
A new selection process will begin ''very shortly'' in the Clutha-Southland electorate after MP Todd Barclay's announcement yesterday he is quitting Parliament, the National Party says.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has accused the Greens of selling out New Zealanders with their policy to increase the refugee quota.
Labour leader Andrew Little does not accept conclusions in a report that clears the GCSB's role in supporting the Government's failed bid to install Tim Groser as boss of the WTO.
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has been accused of inventing complaints against a former employee who went to the police alleging he secretly recorded her.
The Green Party says New Zealand will take 5000 refugees a year if it is in Government, 1000 of whom will be resettled by churches and other non-government organisations.
National is riding high in a poll released after its election-year Budget, while Labour is slipping further behind.
Legislation to let people with certain medical conditions grow and use cannabis has the backing of a number of parties.
The National Party has risen in popularity following a big-spending Budget which included tax cuts for some families.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has been condemned for "naked political opportunism'' after he called for Muslim communities to "clean house'' and turn in terrorists in the wake of the London attacks.
The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris climate pact after US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the landmark accord.
Green supporters in the south of the South Island will need to be very committed to cast their vote for the party in the September 23 election.
Prime Minister Bill English has rejected proposals to liberalise drug laws in New Zealand.
Labour leader Andrew Little says the different positions of Labour and the Greens on National's Budget package for families is not a sign of a crack in the their agreement to co-operate.
Budget 2017: Police were at a "breaking point'' and would have been in a "real crisis'' had the Government not announced its half-billion dollar package for more boots on the ground.
Tax reductions will only benefit low income earners by a $1 or less a year, Labour leader Andrew Little says - slamming the "one dollar bill Budget".