Comment Budget 2015 was as generally expected and reflected a centre-right government's approach to economic management.
The Crown books are in good shape and on track to a surplus next year as the Government maintains its careful and responsible management of public spending, Finance Minister Bill English says.
The $1000 kick-start incentive to join KiwiSaver has ended immediately as part of Budget 2015 announcements by Finance Minister Bill English.
Builders are already fretting about responding to Government plans for up to 10,000 affordable new residences on 500ha of the Auckland Crown landbank.
The foundations for two new BP fuel tanks at the New Zealand Oil Services terminal in Dunedin, are almost complete.
Comment There are three political dimensions to the Budget's star ''children in hardship'' item.
The 24-year relationship between TV3 and high-profile host John Campbell broke down yesterday after MediaWorks and the broadcaster ran into irreconcilable difference over which direction the Campbell Live programme should take.
The jury on the Blessie Gotingco trial has been told the whole defence case was a lie but the lawyer for the murder-accused says his client's explanation is the only one that makes sense.
Anyone who has unintentionally stood on a Lego block will know how excruciating an experience it is.
COMMENT: MediaWorks will be tempted to place Paul Henry in to John Campbell's spot at 7pm, continuing with his morning experiment broadcasting on TV3 and RadioLive from 6am to 9am.
Bill English's seventh Budget is a give-and-take Budget.
The body of a man recovered from a Waikato river yesterday has been identified as the man who was reported missing earlier this week, police say.
Police have released the name of a toddler who died after being hit by a car near Whangarei yesterday.
The 10 key things you need to know out of today's Budget announcement.
The Government has boosted funding for Christchurch's post-quake recovery by another $27 million in today's Budget.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman The country's district health boards will get $320 million over four years to meet cost pressures, in new spending announced in Budget 2015. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said New Zealand's health budget would reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year.
The cost of international travel will likely go up after today's Budget contained a surprise border clearance levy.
A warning about the potential extinction of New Zealand's national bird has prompted Government to boost funding to conservation efforts.
The Budget has delivered a sweet and sour takeaway for parents on the benefit - they will have to look for work when their youngest child turns three but their benefit will go up by $25 a week.
Police have arrested a 35-year-old man after busting open a large drug operation with more than 260 cannabis plants at a Papakura home.