Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi says a barrage of rhetoric in Parliament is fuelling racist comments in wider society.
The government has announced extra funding to give thousands of early childhood teachers pay parity with kindergarten and school teachers.
Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has again been ejected from the House after taking aim at what he called "racist" rhetoric by the National Party.
Speaker Trevor Mallard has instituted a new policy in recent weeks, where each day one of his assistant Speakers reads the prayer which starts the proceedings of Parliament.
The Government has released its decisions on how unions and employers would interact to set fair pay agreements, which would represent the biggest shift in industrial relations since the early 1990s.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she retains confidence in Speaker Trevor Mallard, but has expressed "serious concerns" to him about his conduct in Parliament.
Almost $1 billion that was allocated for the Covid-19 response last year was never spent, and Finance Minister Grant Robertson has put it back into the Covid fund to spend on the recovery.
National is accusing Labour of trying to sneak through a divisive plan to set up separate systems for Māori at all levels - including in Parliament.
"Hypocritical" and "a distraction" is how some Māori health leaders have described National leader Judith Collins' comments that a Māori Health Authority is "racist separatism".
Police say they have referred the issue of donations to the Māori Party to the Serious Fraud Office for further investigation.
The National Party says it is good to see Green MP and government minister Marama Davidson come to the party and condemn conditions in some emergency housing - "better late than never".
The Foreign Affairs ministers of Australia and New Zealand fronted a press conference this afternoon where they fielded questions on the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.
The government is concerned about the way China is asserting itself in the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says.
You know it’s a strange week in politics when the normally mild-mannered Liz Craig is at the centre of the biggest storm.
The National Party has released its counter to the Government's housing steps - a bill to use emergency powers to "short circuit" the consenting process and build houses quickly and to require...
The Māori Party has been referred to police for failing to disclose about $320,000 worth of donations within the required time frame.
Early estimates of New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine rollout shows 390,000 vaccines were expected to have been administered by now, according to a "leaked document".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told this afternoon's media conference that the minimum wage will increase to $20 an hour on April 1.
National is calling on the Government to set a vaccination target of at least 70% of New Zealand's adult population by the end of the year.