Fair Pay Agreement legislation will be repealed by Christmas, while the use of 90-day trials will be extended beyond small businesses, the government has confirmed.
A public health academic says the way international experts are being so vocal about NZ's rowback on smokefree legislation is "very embarrassing" and has tarnished our reputation.
Nestled down near the bottom of the ministerial list on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website sits, almost last but certainly not least, Taieri NZ First list MP Mark Patterson.
A senior Labour MP stepped outside his party's position in referring to Israel's actions in Gaza as genocide.
Labour leader Chris Hipkins says the new coalition government is taking a backwards step by discouraging the use of te reo Māori.
Te Pāti Māori has taken its activism to Parliament today as its MPs gave their oaths of allegiance to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as monarch King Charles.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says an investigation has begun into how a confidential Cabinet paper made it into the public domain.
Parliament is not actually back at work yet, but its constituent parties have now at last worked out where their MPs will be sitting and what jobs they will be doing.
Dunedin MP Rachel Brooking has picked up the Environment role in Labour's Opposition line-up while Taieri MP Ingrid Leary gets Seniors and Mental Health.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has unveiled his government’s 100-day plan, amid pressure from Labour leader Chris Hipkins to rein in Deputy PM Winston Peters over his false claims about media.
New Health Minister Dr Shane Reti is promising beefed-up security at the country’s 20 core emergency departments in time for the Christmas and New Year period.
Chris Hipkins says it was right for an NZ On Air board member to quit over posting critical comments about Winston Peters - but says the new prime minister should pull his deputy into line.
An NZ On Air board member has resigned after making a social media post calling new Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ attack on media independence “malicious” and him being “the worst...
The new government’s first Cabinet meeting got off to a tense start as Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters again accused the media of bribery.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has set his government's "number one" goal as "fixing the economy", but economists say that task could prove a steep hill to climb.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has engaged in a testy first news conference, offering his definition of “woke virtue signalling” and invoked late Māori land rights activist Dame Whina Cooper in defending his approach to the Treaty of Waitangi.
The freshly passed Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms look set to be first on the chopping block as the new coalition government settles into power.
Polls are closed and the results are coming in after almost two weeks of voting for the Port Waikato seat.
Earlier this week a reader emailed to ask what the enthusiastic proponents of electoral reform in the 1980s and ’90s made of the seemingly interminable delay in restoring politics as normal.