Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her rival, National's Judith Collins, have kicked off the 53rd Parliament with a fiery debate which culminated in a scrap over housing.
The Government is being accused of planning to introduce a capital gains tax by stealth, after Finance Minister Grant Robertson asked Treasury for advice on extending the brightline test.
The National Party has kicked off the review of its election result, announcing a team including the former party president who overhauled the party after its worst-ever result in 2002.
Three projects identified for fast-tracking today are private sector projects, Environment Minister David Parker says.
New Zealanders want the parliamentary term increased from three to four years and 90% of them have full trust and confidence in the democratic process.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key has a staunch message to any National MPs who continue to leak against the party: "If you can't quit leaking, quit the party".
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards was in our patch this week, briefing institutions and individuals on far-reaching law changes about to take effect in his patch.
Dunedin list MP Michael Woodhouse has been given the finance and transport portfolios by National leader Judith Collins in her caucus reshuffle.
The National Party has confirmed Judith Collins will stay on as leader and Dr Shane Reti will be her new deputy.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending the "stretched" managed isolation voucher system and has asked people no longer planning to return home to give up their vouchers to other travellers.
The new government wants to get on with the job of recovering from one of the most challenging times in the country's history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has outlined the top economic priorities for what's left of 2020, with a focus on speeding up job creation and boosting exports.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought five new ministers into her executive, including a rookie MP elected to Parliament less than three week ago.
Jacinda Ardern has announced her new Cabinet line-up, which includes a raft of new positions for ministers.
Labour Dunedin list MP Rachel Brooking is still learning to navigate her way through the myriad corridors of the Parliamentary complex, let alone the tangles of the Parliamentary process.
The two people charged in the New Zealand First Foundation case have pleaded not guilty and elected trial by jury.