Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
Helen Clark says her aim is to still be standing before the ``shoot-out at the OK Corral'' takes place over the next UN Secretary-General.
New family violence offences will be created as part of more than 50 changes to the current Domestic Violence Act.
Labour has dropped to just 26 per cent in the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll - its lowest result since the 2014 election before Andrew Little took over as leader.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has described North Korea's reported nuclear test today as ``highly provocative''.
American rapper Eminem's court battle with the National Party will take place next year.
A funding proposal that has been criticised by unions as "bulk funding'' has been rejected by an advisory group set-up by Education Minister Hekia Parata.
An apparently straightforward, quick fix to a housing policy has turned into a shambles for the Government today.
Departing Green MP Kevin Hague says a gruelling travel schedule made worse by Air New Zealand's cuts to regional flights is one of the factors which prompted him to leave Parliament.
Green MP Kevin Hague is quitting Parliament to take on the top job at environmental organisation Forest and Bird.
Cabinet minister Nikki Kaye has breast cancer and will take leave from work for treatment.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants to eschew the role of king maker after the next election.
New Zealand First has launched an ambitious education policy, some of which could be supported by National if the parties need to negotiate a coalition agreement after next year’s election.
New Zealand First has backed away from some hard-line law and order remits after some passionate debate at its annual convention being held in Dunedin.
New Zealand First today launched an ambitious post-secondary education policy which would mean widening of the apprenticeship scheme.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the party will have enough seats in 2017 to bring about serious change in the economic and social direction of the country.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will be in Dunedin this weekend, ironically the home of his meat company nemesis Silver Fern Farms.
Another political party has called for a tourist tax to help fund conservation.
District health boards have recorded budget shortfalls totalling $54 million - something Labour says shows the increasing stress placed on the health system.
Pat Brittenden and Dene MacKenzie talk about Labour’s promise to boost, not decrease, the number of staff at the University of Otago's humanities division.