The National Party says it will put a new round of regulations for the early childhood education sector on hold for six months if it wins the election.
National has unveiled its second election billboard, highlighting the party's "youth guarantee" policy.
Labour Party signs have been removed from the front of the Dunedin South electorate office to comply with the Electoral Finance Act, Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope says.
Parliament will go into urgency this week, Prime Minister Helen Clark confirmed today.
The first billboard of National's election campaign has been unveiled in Auckland by party leader John Key.
Prime Minister Helen Clark could be called to appear before Parliament's privileges committee to discuss what she knew about a $100,000 donation to suspended Foreign Minister Winston Peters by expat billionaire Owen Glenn.
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National leader John Key has all but ruled out any coalition or support arrangement with New Zealand First following this year's general election.
Parliament is likely to go into urgency in the coming weeks, but it is not the Government's plan to clear its crowded legislative programme ahead of the election, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today.
Newly-selected Maori Party candidate Rahui Katene and Labour MP Mahara Okeroa were in Dunedin yesterday with the same message - each would win the Te Tai Tonga seat.
Solo parents on the domestic purposes benefit (DPB) will have to work or undertake training when their children reach school age if National wins power.
Prime Minister Helen Clark came out firing against National after a strategy meeting with her MPs today.
Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope may stand at this year's general election as an Independent Labour candidate, urging voters to give him the electorate vote and to tick Labour for the party vote.
National Party leader John Key's attack on the Government's tax cuts - too little, much too late - has set the stage for the election campaign.
There has been a 35 percent increase in the number of New Zealanders living overseas enrolled to vote in this year's election.
The National Party's southern region faces a grey future.
DAWN McINTOSH always voted the same as her father in the general election, but this year she is standing as a candidate for a party whose policies she believes in herself.