Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today confirmed September 19 as the general election date at her first post-cabinet press conference of the year.
National is calling for the Government to step up its efforts to prevent the deadly coronavirus taking hold in NZ, including giving more power to customs officials to probe travellers' health.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will make "no apologies" for rolling out "everything we can", when it comes to responding to the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The Prime Minister has sought to defend her government's record on Māori issues, rebutting criticism from Māori leaders at the annual Rātana celebrations.
New Zealand has regained its spot as the world's least corrupt country in a major annual study, but Justice Minister Andrew Little admits there's still work to be done and a more powerful corruption agency may be needed.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to the political fray on Thursday, with expectations she could name September 19 as the election date as soon as then.
Police Minister Stuart Nash has admitted that New Zealand has a gang problem, but believes that the Government has done a lot to tackle it.
Five Māori women leaders have filed an urgent claim to the Waitangi Tribunal alleging that the Government is underfunding and undermining Whānau Ora.
Three laptops have been stolen from the National Party's headquarters in Auckland in a break-in last night, the party's deputy leader Paula Bennett has revealed.
The financial situation for New Zealand's District Health Boards is continuing to deteriorate, with newly released data showing all but one are in the red.
Rockets have been fired at the US army base in Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, which houses New Zealand's remaining troops in Iraq.
A National MP wants to see no parole for convicted murderers if they don't reveal the location of their victim's body.
Workers on minimum wage will get a financial boost in 2020 with the rate increasing to $18.90 per hour in April.
A review into allegations of sexual assault by a Labour Party staffer has been unable to substantiate the claims, but did identify "overbearing and aggressive" behaviour.
The government is moving to fast-track billions in funding for rail investments in a change that is being hailed as historic.
D-Day is looming for a decision on the new public broadcasting "super entity", with the final Cabinet meeting of the year on Monday.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has thrown his support behind NZME buying rival news agency Stuff, warning that this country's media industry is in "dire straits".