The Labour Party has lost some support in the first political poll of the year - but its leader Jacinda Ardern has been dealt a significant, personal blow.
Auckland has now returned to alert level 1 - with no restrictions on crowd gatherings - 14 days since the last community case of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
New Zealand politicians have hit back fiercely at Australia's "deplorable" deportation policy and a senior Australian politician who referred to deporting Kiwis as "taking out the trash".
The National Party wants Covid-19 rule-breakers to be slapped with tough sanctions after Auckland was plunged back into lockdown over the weekend.
Senior National Party MP Simon Bridges continued his attack on police commissioner Andrew Coster in a fiery justice select committee yesterday.
Discredited former Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker accrued a $10,000 expense bill in his final months in the job, according to just-released records.
Billy Te Kahika has quit politics and shut down his controversial party after his failed bid for power at last year's election.
Senior National MP Chris Bishop has come out on top in his latest stoush with House Speaker Trevor Mallard over a video that was ordered to be taken down.
The Prime Minister's political opponents have spoken up about the latest alert level changes in which Auckland moved to level 3 last night for three days.
Green Party list MP Ricardo Menéndez March says he travelled to Mexico to visit his terminally ill step-mother and father who is recovering from major surgery.
The Government will scrap the Resource Management Act and replace it with three new pieces of legislation.
The Green Party co-leaders are defending their fledgling MP Ricardo Menéndez March after revelations he visited Mexico in December against official advice.
Act leader David Seymour has lambasted the Government for what he is describing as a laundry list of failures, including overseeing the greatest transfer of wealth in New Zealand's history.
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says Judith Collins lacks "cultural expertise" and should leave the debate over who can speak on marae to wahine Māori.
Judith Collins said the National Party would be looking to stand in the Māori seats because it wanted to be a voice for all New Zealanders.
Senior New Zealand First MP and former minister Tracey Martin has resigned from the party, saying it "no longer reflects my values".
National leader Judith Collins wants the Government to pass temporary emergency legislation to make is easier to build houses.
Politics is something that has largely happened elsewhere for the previous five weeks, something for which we should all probably be very grateful.