Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has denied overstepping the line in saying she would find it hard to trust a Labour Government - and says she takes Jacinda Ardern "at her word".
Fletcher Building has made significant changes to its troubled Building + Interiors business so the disastrous $204 million construction losses are not repeated, its chairman says.
John Key has officially been appointed as a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
After a disastrous week, Green Party leader James Shaw has unveiled a new election slogan "Love New Zealand" at the party's relaunch.
It's been five years since doctors took away the only drug that eases the pain of Linda Fenn's life-threatening kidney disease.
Police will have powers to issue infringement notices to parents of children under 14 found walking the streets without supervision overnight, under National's youth offending policy.
A major manhunt is under way in Waikato after police exchanged gunfire and ran for cover after officers were shot at by occupants of a car they were chasing.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has told an Auckland rally her party "will not rest until we have pay equity in New Zealand".
A unicyclist has died after a crash with a truck in Auckland.
The Green Party will head into the general election with just one leader, following Metiria Turei's resignation as co-leader after weeks of controversy.
Embattled Green MP Metiria Turei has resigned as co-leader, after benefit revelations and damaging poll results for the party.
Police have arrested a man for allegedly supplying weapons to Whangarei gunman Quinn Patterson.
About 100 New Zealand rivers will be cleaned up with the help of $44 million in grants, with Otago allotted $375,000, the Government has announced.
Newly elected Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has revealed the party's new slogan seven weeks before the election.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says she won't resign from her party or from Parliament, but will not seek a ministerial position if she comes into power.
Former All Blacks captain and educationalist Sir John Graham has died. He was 82.
Police are set to get the power to give windscreen washers at intersections a $150 spot fine.
The "Jacinda effect" has brought in more than $100,000 and 600 new volunteers for Labour in 24 hours, the party's new deputy leader Kelvin Davis says.
The top of the country is set for a drenching as more wet weather saturates the North Island today.
Labour has released policy aimed at making it easier for Maori to get loans for houses built on Maori land, and is promising to house more than 20,000 more whanau.