Labour leader Andrew Little’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is on its way to becoming law, but it will not get there before the election.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has backed down slightly on an overhaul of the skilled migrant rules, lowering the income threshold migrants must reach to be considered medium-skilled rather than lower-skilled migrants.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei will meet with Work and Income's investigative unit next week to calculate how much money she will pay back.
The Prime Minister has confirmed National's intention to work with United Future and the Act Party in September's election.
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has again declined to answer questions about the controversy that led to his retirement.
New Zealanders wanting to travel and live in the UK will welcome a promise from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson they have nothing to fear from Brexit.
Embattled Todd Barclay has come out of hiding, returning to Parliament today.
The Government is likely to tweak some of its planned immigration cuts after a backlash from business groups and the regions.
Labour is promising all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live.
Labour hopes to reduce the practice of schools asking for so-called ‘‘voluntary donations’’ from parents by giving schools that drop the practice an extra $150 per pupil at an estimated cost of $17 million.
The Maori Party officially has some Pasifika backing, with the announcement that six candidates of Pacific descent will run in the upcoming general election.
Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has now confirmed he wants a full referendum on the Maori seats after appearing to suggest he was reconsidering whether to put the matter to Maori only.
A Labour-led government would immediately restart contributions to the NZ Super Fund with a $500 million contribution in the first year, party leader Andrew Little says.
The Ministry of Social Development has indicated that it is likely to take a look at Green co-leader Metiria Turei's admission that she lied about her benefit two decades ago.
Winston Peters says if NZ First is in Government Kiwis will be asked two questions in a binding referendum - if the Maori seats should be abolished, and if Parliament should be reduced to 100 MPs.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has admitted she once lied to authorities to keep her benefit. Ms Turei made the extraordinary confession while announcing her party's plans to dramatically reform NZ's welfare system.
At least 80% of teachers at early childhood centres will have to be qualified if Labour is in Government, the party said today.
While the main focus in Dunedin yesterday was on the America’s Cup parade, a large contingent of students chose to be politically engaged instead.
The Green Party is highlighting its policy to allow adults to grow and possess cannabis for personal use with new ‘‘420’’ campaign stickers.