Former transport minister Gerry Brownlee bought chewing gum and a can of drink after barging through airport security, new information about the 2014 incident at Christchurch Airport shows.
The number of people using methamphetamine has dropped but the remaining pockets are using more than ever - and some parts of the country are not adequately covered by support services.
The Government is eyeing a law change to clarify when tenants must pay for damage to rental properties.
A "king hit" punch crime would be established and speed cameras will only be allowed in blackspots and near schools, under New Zealand First policy unveiled today.
Police Minister Judith Collins says it is "utter rubbish" to suggest crime is caused by poverty.
A Green MP who was detained with a group of activists in Israel has been released and is on her way home.
The Green Party is calling on the Government to hold the line in the face of foreign trust lobbying to water down new foreign trust disclosure reforms.
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has taken a hammering over the past week but if he is feeling the heat, he is not letting on - and is even considering a possible comeback.
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has hinted at an appeal after being ordered to pay Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams almost $1.3m in damages for defaming him.
The Labour Party says New Zealanders are ``drowning'' in mortgage debt after new data showed 87 per cent of all personal debt in this country is tied up in property.
Dame Patsy Reddy has been sworn in as New Zealand’s 21st governor-general.
Phil Twyford has been given a leading role in the Labour Party's election campaign next year.
Labour has claimed the first dividend from its agreement with the Green Party after the Greens decided not to contest any Mt Roskill by-election.
Former NZ leader Helen Clark is losing support in her historic bid to become the first woman to head the UN, but has no plans to quit the race.
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.