Labour hopes to reduce the practice of schools asking for so-called ‘‘voluntary donations’’ from parents by giving schools that drop the practice an extra $150 per pupil at an estimated cost of $17 million.
The Maori Party officially has some Pasifika backing, with the announcement that six candidates of Pacific descent will run in the upcoming general election.
Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has now confirmed he wants a full referendum on the Maori seats after appearing to suggest he was reconsidering whether to put the matter to Maori only.
A Labour-led government would immediately restart contributions to the NZ Super Fund with a $500 million contribution in the first year, party leader Andrew Little says.
The Ministry of Social Development has indicated that it is likely to take a look at Green co-leader Metiria Turei's admission that she lied about her benefit two decades ago.
Winston Peters says if NZ First is in Government Kiwis will be asked two questions in a binding referendum - if the Maori seats should be abolished, and if Parliament should be reduced to 100 MPs.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has admitted she once lied to authorities to keep her benefit. Ms Turei made the extraordinary confession while announcing her party's plans to dramatically reform NZ's welfare system.
At least 80% of teachers at early childhood centres will have to be qualified if Labour is in Government, the party said today.
While the main focus in Dunedin yesterday was on the America’s Cup parade, a large contingent of students chose to be politically engaged instead.
The Green Party is highlighting its policy to allow adults to grow and possess cannabis for personal use with new ‘‘420’’ campaign stickers.
Partnerships between iwi and Government to develop a strong network of regional rail connections could generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars, the Maori Party says.
The Clutha-Southland National Party candidate is not likely to be selected until mid-August, close to a month out from the September 23 general election.
Winston Peters is promising to boost the wool industry by forbidding the use of synthetic carpets and insulation in government-funded buildings if NZ First is part of the next government.
New Zealand has congratulated Iraq and pledged more funding after Isis forces were defeated in the city of Mosul, Iraq.
Prime Minister Bill English says he is surprised the Green Party has "rushed" into a policy to charge water bottlers 10 cents a litre on sales and exports of bottled water.
The Green Party has launched its election campaign, focusing on what it hopes will be a hot-button issue: charging companies that sell or export bottled water from New Zealand.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw has apologised for the way he announced his party's immigration policy last year after complaints that the Greens were pandering to anti-immigrant rhetoric.
An announcement anticipated for months is about to be made - Shane Jones will be named as NZ First's Whangarei election candidate.
A Dunedin law expert says it will be tough for police to prove MP Todd Barclay acted illegally in making secret recordings.