New Zealand has a reputation as a "soft touch" for refugees and has previously been the target of boatloads of asylum seekers, Cabinet papers say.
The trans-Tasman leaders are well known for their betting relationship, and Prime Minister John Key is putting his money on Julia Gillard to take out the Australian Labor leadership battle today.
Prime Minister John Key and fellow politicians were verbally abused by protesters during ugly scenes at Waitangi this morning.
The majority of Maori are unhappy with Prime Minister John Key's leadership on Maori affairs, according to a new poll.
Prime Minister John Key today backed his government ministers whose decision to allow the Crafar farms sale has been embarrassingly overturned.
Prime Minister John Key yesterday modified Bill English's description of the proceeds of state-owned assets to "our best estimates''.
Nearly a year after Christchurch was devastated by the February 22 earthquake, Prime Minister John Key says he is satisfied with the progress in rebuilding the city.
Prime Minister John Key says the Government makes no apology for what promises to be a new drive for efficiencies in the public service.
Prime Minister John Key has blamed a slip in his popularity on a "bruising'' election campaign with lots of attack advertisements.
So it's goodbye Mr Smile and Wave, and hello Mr Grumpy. Or so the Prime Minister's critics would have you believe.
Nobody owns water and that is not up for negotiation - Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English made their position clear yesterday as they battled more potential strife on the proposed part-sale of state-owned energy companies.
The Prime Minister has defended some of the Government's most controversial actions at his annual Waitangi Day breakfast - including mining, asset sales and the Crafar Farms sale to a Chinese company.
Prime Minister John Key has told iwi the Government could yet agree to a Treaty of Waitangi clause in legislation on the partial sale of state assets.
Prime Minister John Key said it would be disappointing if the traditional politicians' visits to Te Tii marae before Waitangi Day were halted.
Prime Minister John Key says the tradition of politicians going to Te Tii Marae should continue, despite calls for the annual visit to be scrapped after he was shouted off the marae by protestors yesterday.
Prime Minister John Key yesterday launched a formal strategy to improve ties with China, including more investment from Chinese SOEs, and attracting more Chinese students and tourists.
The Government is reviewing the cost of the chauffeur-driven BMW service for ministers as part of its savings drive, briefings to incoming ministers revealed this week.
Police have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to the infamous "teapot tape'' meeting between Epsom MP John Banks and Prime Minister John Key in November, after a recording of the tape was leaked on to the internet today.
The Maori Party's suggestion that it might walk out on its relationship with National has been played down by the Prime Minister.
A single Australia and New Zealand currency has been pretty much ruled out, but passport-free travel between the countries appears to be more likely.