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.
A complaint about a radio stunt alluding to prison rape has been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
School-age students will be able to enrol in an accredited online learning provider instead of attending school, under new Government legislation.
New Zealand hopes of a breakthrough in Syria during its Presidency of the Security Council next month will be a tough ask if a debate in the Security Council on Monday was anything to go by.
A Bill that will allow New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency, the GCSB, to spy on Kiwis when national security is at stake has easily passed its first reading.
A stand-alone ministry that will replace Child, Youth and Family has been officially named.
The National Party has reached out to Labour, Greens and New Zealand First to seek a cross-party approach to climate change for the first time.
The Green Party has received its largest donation, and says it knows nothing about the donor.
Labour leader Andrew Little says he wants the Greens and New Zealand First to be represented on the powerful Intelligence and Security Committee.
People who leak Government information will be targeted with a new offence that carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has taken a no nonsense approach to dealing with a "redneck'' on his Facebook page.
New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency will be able to spy on New Zealanders under legislation that is set to be introduced by the Government this week.
Prime Minister John Key says decriminalising cannabis would send the wrong message to young people.
The Green Party would nearly double the tax foreign tourists pay at the border to fund conservation efforts and regional tourism.
Labour has called for an urgent review of monetary policy, saying the reaction to today's official cash rate cut shows change is needed.
John Key and Barack Obama have something in common - their golf handicaps have both fallen since taking office.
Prime Minister John Key says he has been assured by China that a halt to imports of kiwifruit is the result of a "technical issue" rather than any alleged reprisals.
Labour MP Kelvin Davis says he is being denied access to the watchdog for New Zealand's prisons and is alleging political interference from Corrections Minister Judith Collins.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan says he sees no point in bringing up the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for a vote in any "lame duck" session of Congress after November elections, because "we don...
Australia's Prime Minister stands by his assertion Kevin Rudd's poor interpersonal skills and temperament made him unsuitable for the top UN job.