Election campaigning has ground to a halt after a family caught Covid-19 from an unknown source.
A majority "yes" vote in next month's cannabis referendum would not necessarily lead to its personal use being legalised if National was in charge after the election.
National leader Judith Collins says allegations surrounding the party's board member Roger Bridge are a matter for the party to deal with internally.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern won't reveal how she would vote in the upcoming referendum to legalise cannabis for recreational use.
National has promised to bolster the police's powers to crack down on gangs with a specialist unit and introduce tougher punishments for would-be offenders.
A report into former Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway's ministerial expenditure has found no evidence of any inappropriate transactions or spending.
Dunedin-based MPs Gareth Hughes and Clare Curran have both given their valedictory speeches in the House this evening.
The Green Party has unveiled its housing plan, which aims to get the record-high number of people off the social housing waiting list, while improving the size and quality of the rental market.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ruled out a deal with NZ First in the critical Northland seat after a new poll that shows NZ First's Shane Jones coming a distant third.
NZ First's Northland candidate Shane Jones admits he needs to get the "political jack-hammer out" if he wants to win the seat and give his party a path back to Parliament.
The MP called "f****** useless" by former National leader Simon Bridges in a leaked recording of a private conversation has been propelled up the party's rankings.
The Labour Party has launched its re-election campaign today with a promise to invest $311 million to help unemployed New Zealanders into jobs.
Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran has gone from Parliament and, as anticipated, she did not go quietly.
A think tank wants the government to put border exemptions up for auction so companies can bid to bring in overseas executives and key workers.
At this year's general election, the public will also be asked to cast a referendum vote on the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
The Minister of Finance is warning that New Zealand is unlikely to escape global economic fallout from Covid-19, and says unemployment could reach close to 10 percent in coming months.