National MPs measure themselves up for seats on the government benches in Parliament - not too obviously, mind you - they might ask themselves who is going to be their equivalent of Michael Cullen if they win the election?
Motorists face yet another petrol price rise as well as hefty vehicle registration fee increases from next week, to cover the spiralling cost of treating road-crash victims.
When fortune turns against a government, it often turns with a vengeance.
Police will not stop four touring England rugby players at the centre of an alleged sexual attack leaving the country tomorrow.
In the late 1980s - working for Elders Finance - David Brown Douglas repossessed Rod Petricevic's corporate jet after the businessman's investment company became one of the high-profile failures of the sharemarket crash.
For all the hot air about curbing greenhouse gases, the burnoff of fossil fuels to move people and goods up and down the country's roads remains big business for the Government.
Parents should have the right to choose the sex of their unborn babies, the Government will be told today.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters cast diplomacy aside yesterday as he questioned why there were so many "useless" men in power positions in the Pacific and not enough women.
The Bioethics Council's controversial support for parents to choose the sex of their babies to balance families flies in the face of decades of action to end discrimination based on gender, says a leading academic ethicist.
Economists are predicting petrol prices will rise by up to 12c a litre even if world oil prices stabilise.
With a role on Lost a sign that his career may increasingly be based overseas, Outrageous Fortune's Grant Bowler tells Joanna Hunkin why he keeps coming back for more.
Liane Dalziel Oil suppliers presiding over unprecedented hardship among drivers will have their pricing structures put under the gaze of a Government-ordered inquiry.
Move over Paris - if you are after a world-class romantic rendezvous, you need look no further than Wanaka.
Police want armed patrols to roam Auckland's streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The power squeeze has cost the country's biggest user over $12 million in lost production and an industry group has warned all businesses are going to be hurt by fallout from the threatened crisis.
Winston Peters will be disappointed that National last night selected a new candidate to contest the Tauranga seat.
Rail authorities hope the sky-rocketing cost of fuel is not encouraging people to put their safety at risk, after the grisly death of two young men riding atop a freight train.
Paul Williams moved closer to emulating his famous father yesterday when he was called into the All Black squad preparing for tomorrow's test against England.
The future of games console firm Nintendo in New Zealand is in doubt after receivers were called in on local distributor Softprint Interactive.
A key part of the Government's Working for Families policy will today come under attack in a legal challenge alleging the policy has failed to tackle child poverty.