Labour MP Louisa Wall has withdrawn at the eleventh hour from Labour's selection battle for the Manurewa seat.
Watch: The South Today talks to the National Party's Taieri candidate Liam Kernaghan about why he's the best person to represent the region in Wellington
National says it will offer businesses a $10,000 cash payment for taking on more staff if it wins the election.
Tensions have flared over race relations again at Parliament, with outspoken National MP Judith Collins saying she was "sick of being demonised" for her ethnicity.
Act leader David Seymour is accusing Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters of breaking the all-important ministerial book of rules by discussing significant Cabinet decisions on live radio.
New National leader Todd Muller is backing his front bench, saying he chose the shadow Cabinet line-up on merit and talent.
New Zealand has been in lockdown for "far too long" and needs to be at level 1 now with a transtasman bubble already operating, says Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.
A trip to the South is a priority, new National Party leader Todd Muller says as he settles into his new role.
Simon Bridges has described himself as a peacock becoming a feather duster after being ousted as National Party leader.
New National Party leader Todd Muller has gone toe-to-toe with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the House for the first time.
The National Party's new leader Todd Muller has taken aim at three Labour ministers who he says have a record of failure.
Senior National MP Amy Adams has ditched her retirement plans and is the big winner as Todd Muller outlined the new National caucus today.
Prominent political pundit Matthew Hooton has withdrawn from commentary for the time being because of a conflict caused by his link to the successful leadership bid of National MPs Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye.
National's new leader Todd Muller says if he leads his party to victory this election, he would be the Minister of Small Business as well as the Prime Minister.
National's ousted leader Simon Bridges gave an emotional speech this afternoon, saying he was looking forward to spending more time with his family.
The new National Party leader says he expects to be Prime Minister after New Zealand's September election.
The vote for National's leadership has been won by Todd Muller, with MPs voting to dump Simon Bridges.
In August 2017, seven weeks before election day, the Labour Party elected Jacinda Ardern as its leader, after her languishing predecessor Andrew Little jumped before he was pushed.