Aristotle claimed nature abhorred a vacuum. But in politics, it's the reverse. A vacuum is terrific, as the absence of information allows a politician free rein to fill the void themselves, writes Mike Houlahan.
Jami-Lee Ross has used Parliament’s question time to grill the Prime Minister on whether any government minister would be allowed to use official overseas travel to seek party donations.
A new political poll has brought more bad news for National leader Simon Bridges, showing the party down four points to 42% and his personal polling also down a point to just 6%.
Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are in Government sights, with Cabinet agreeing to investigate a new tax on multinational companies targeting digital revenues.
Spark has been given new hope - and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a fresh headache - with the surprise news that the British government has given Huawei the green light to help roll out 5G mobile...
Judith Collins has overtaken Simon Bridges in the preferred prime minister stakes, but the leader of the opposition says he's confident in his leadership despite the numbers.
China is turning up the heat on New Zealand, threatening our booming tourism industry will take a lashing on the back of the Huawei saga.
A parliamentary select committee meeting collapsed this morning with Labour and National MPs blaming each other for the mess and wasting submitters’ time.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to say whether any Huawei issues have come up through diplomatic channels, or whether there has been any political blowback from China.
Diplomatic links with China appear to have plummeted to a new low as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is given the cold shoulder by Beijing and a major tourism promotion is postponed by the superpower.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told a crowd gathered at Waitangi there is still more to do to improve life for Māori.
A $100 million fund to support Māori land development in the regions is the Government stepping in where banks fear to tread, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says.
The Government has allocated $100 million from its Provincial Growth Fund to support Maori economic Development through providing access to capital.
Property developers have begun delivering their wish-lists to Housing Minister Phil Twyford on ways to improve the troubled KiwiBuild scheme.
National leader Simon Bridges is pledging to move tax thresholds every three years in line with inflation, which would see someone on the average wage with an extra $430 a year in 2021.
The National Party has stepped up security to ensure that expelled MP Jami-Lee Ross will not have access to any of its offices in Parliament when he returns next month.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is tackling the housing crisis and the annual build targets were only “interim”.