Legislation to legalise medicinal cannabis will be introduced this week.
The Government will start public consultation in May 2018 to lay the groundwork for a Zero Carbon Act and establish an independent climate change commission.
Treasury has warned the Government that its rush to ban overseas people from buying existing New Zealand homes may have "sub-optimal" or "unintended consequences".
Jacinda Ardern says her government’s goal of lifting 88,000 children out of poverty is just the beginning and eventually she’d like to eradicate child poverty altogether from New Zealand.
David Seymour made a stinging comment in his closing speech on the End of Life Choice Bill first reading debate - that Bill English's contribution had seemed from a different age.
Tempers boiled over at Parliament during debate on legislation that will replace the previous Government's planned tax cuts – with one MP booted from the debating chamber, and another being told to "take his pills".
Too many children live in poverty and, in a lot of cases, without adequate food, healthcare and housing, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.
The Labour-led Government will have to spend more to meet its promises but will remain disciplined, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson.
Labour's Families Package will kick in from July next year and is forecast to almost halve the number of children living in poverty.
The Opportunities Party (TOP) will contest the next election but founder Gareth Morgan will not be leading it.
The first vote in Parliament on a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia is near and is proving to be a heated issue.
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children will be renamed with the word “vulnerable” being dropped, while legislation to help lift children out of poverty will be introduced this week.
Patrick Gower is stepping down as Newshub's political editor at the end of the year.
A letter from disgruntled Green Party staff to its MPs has revealed complaints of low morale, bad communication and unfair treatment.
The results of the first political poll since the September election have been published.
The Government says it has "inherited a mess" after newly released figures on the country's housing crisis put the national shortfall at more than 70,000 homes.
Communications and Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran is revisiting inconsistencies in the way online content is regulated.
Health Minister David Clark has set up an urgent Ministerial Advisory Group on the health system, saying "all is not well".
Former Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has hit back over a story claiming he had enjoyed a taxpayer-funded jaunt around Europe since leaving Parliament.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and Shane Jones are ‘‘essentially talking about the same thing’’ when it comes to his work-for-the-dole scheme.