Finance Minister Grant Robertson has tacked to the centre, bolting an emergency $1 billion cost of living package to his $5.9b health-focused Budget.
Jacinda Ardern has gifted her finance minister a tie on the morning of a health-focussed Budget as she watches from Covid-19 isolation.
Health is expected to be the big winner when Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveils his Budget this afternoon.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended the Government's record over the past five years in a fiery pre-Budget exchange with National Party leader Christopher Luxon.
Health Minister Andrew Little has unveiled plans to tackle a lengthy backlog in treatment for mental health issues.
National Party leader Christopher Luxon is attending a regional National Party conference and told the party he would be looking at this week's Budget through three lenses.
A bump back in support for the Act Party in a new poll has put National and Act in a position to form a government for the first time in a major poll since early 2020.
While politicians have to be able to talk about anything and everything, as on Mastermind they all have a specialist subject.
Budget 2022 will be all about health, and Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes there will be enough money in the Government’s coffers for a meaningful change for New Zealanders. He spoke...
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is "well and truly over" Covid-19 as he heads into Budget week next week.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has given a pre-Budget speech to a business audience in Wellington outlining how the government intends to modernise budget processes, including new debt rules.
The Green Party has scrapped its male co-leader requirement and added one to ensure Māori representation.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government has "no intention" of introducing a wealth tax "this term".
Act leader David Seymour has challenged Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson to debate co-governance, which Jackson says is about partnership.
Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the new Solomon Islands security arrangement with China is unwelcome and unnecessary and should be open to regional scrutiny.