Former National MP, and now independent, Jami-Lee Ross, has been named today as one of the four people facing SFO charges in relation to two $100,000 donations made to the National Party.
National Party leader Simon Bridges says the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the NZ First Foundation adds weight to calls for Winston Peters to be stood down.
The Serious Fraud Office has begun an investigation in relation to the New Zealand First Foundation, a spokesman has confirmed.
A lobbying firm run by a New Zealand First Foundation trustee pushed for a law change on behalf of a property development company, which then donated tens of thousands of dollars to the foundation.
The National Party will campaign on a tax cut package, but the leader Simon Bridges is not yet revealing any of the details.
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Politicians joined family, friends and the public to farewell former Mike Moore, the country's 34th Prime Minister, at a service in Auckland.
National is putting pressure on the Prime Minister to pull her deputy, Winston Peters, into line after he initially admitted to having photos taken of journalists investigating the NZ First...
The government is ramping up its efforts to stop using motels for emergency housing, announcing an extra 1000 transitional housing places will be ready by the end of the year.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has attempted to bypass the media, answering questions about the secretive New Zealand First Foundation in a live video on Facebook.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending her deputy, and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters, amid criticism over donations to his party from the racing industry.
Leaders across the political spectrum have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Mike Moore in Parliament's first sitting day of the year.
Veteran Christchurch MPs Nicky Wagner and David Carter will retire after this year's general election.
NZ First "will be reviewing its arrangements for party donations", the party's leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to stand him down as a minister.
New Zealand First will face a Serious Fraud Office investigation over failing to declare donations after complaints were made regarding donations to the NZ First Foundation.
National may not be able to rely on partnering up with the Māori Party after the election - if that party is able to secure a seat to get back into Parliament.
National Party leader Simon Bridges has ruled out working with New Zealand First in any potential government after this year's election.
Mike Moore, New Zealand's 34th Prime Minister and long-serving Christchurch MP, has died at the age of 71.
Parliament does not open its doors until February 11, but the political year is already well and truly under way.