Defeated Wellington mayor Justin Lester is playing it cool over the Prime Minister wrongly claiming he wasn't a Labour candidate, but one of his former colleagues says it's deeply embarrassing.
The National Party has climbed to 47 percent in the latest 1News-Colmar Brunton poll, up 2 percentage points to its highest level of support since coming into Opposition in 2017.
Maverick politician Shane Jones says his overseas use of a high-powered gun banned in New Zealand was "international research".
Gangs and politicians have a symbiotic relationship: as long as we have had gangs, politicians have been pledging to crack down on them.
Former Air New Zealand chief Christopher Luxon has put his name up to be the National Party candidate in the Auckland seat of Botany, according to reports.
The Government has unveiled a bumper $7.5 billion surplus and the lowest debt levels the lowest in almost a decade, according to the Treasury.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken Mike Hosking to task after the Newstalk ZB host claimed that her Government is soft on the war against drugs.
In a race of any kind a clean get-away is essential, and Invercargill National MP Sarah Dowie has managed just that.
The government is pressing ahead with changes designed to drive down power prices, including a ban on companies offering last-minute deals to dissuade people from going elsewhere.
Destiny Church's Hannah Tamaki has applied to register a new political party called Vision NZ, after her application to register her party under the name "The Coalition Party" was refused.
National has thumbed its nose at Parliament's Speaker, defying an order to take down attack ads featuring rival MPs.
As any MP will tell you, you only have to say one word on, say, 1080 or water fluoridation and your email inbox will clog up within minutes.
Former Green Party leader Metiria Turei made a public foray into national politics today, by making a submission to a select committee about privacy.
Colin Craig did sexually harass his former press secretary and suggested she was a liar, but he was not a bad employer, a High Court judge has found.
Clutha Southland New Zealand First board member Jude Patterson has been appointed acting president of the party.
Before heading to the UN Climate Action Summit, Jacinda Ardern spoke to Newsroom's Sam Sachdeva about her message for world leaders and how to win over climate sceptics.
National is ignoring the victims of gun violence by refusing to support the second tranche of the gun law reforms, Police Minister Stuart Nash says.