Winston Peters has this afternoon gone public with his knowledge of what was in the controversial tea tape.
Prime Minister John Key says he is "not bothered" about the taped conversation between himself and John Banks but is "very bothered" by the way the tape was recorded and dealt...
Labour leader Phil Goff and Prime Minister John Key have crossed swords for the first time in the 2011 election campaign in a head to head debate tonight.
There is no need to increase the eligibility age for NZ Superannuation as the scheme is affordable into the future, Prime Minister John Key told and audience of business people this morning in Wellington.
Anti-MMP campaigners received a boost to their fight today, with Prime Minister John Key reiterating his support to drop the current electoral system.
The National Party will slow down New Zealand's move to a low-carbon economy and increase protection of New Zealand's oceans, leader John Key says.
Prime Minister John Key has compared the taping of his "cuppa'' conversation with Act's Epsom candidate John Banks to tactics used by the now defunct News of the World tabloid.
Prime Minister John Key says an agreement on the outline of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal is an important step for New Zealand exporters.
The sparring continued between National and Labour yesterday as Phil Goff sought to discredit National's response to his 10 "vital statistics" attacking the Government's record.
National is promising a $400 million boost to irrigation and water storage development if re-elected.
Prime Minister John Key says the Government is keen to look at how it can combat high KiwiSaver fees that eat up almost half of the earnings in the six default KiwiSaver providers.
Labour leader Phil Goff continued his election strategy of attacking National's greatest asset tonight, panning the Prime Minister's record in rebuilding his hometown of Christchurch during a leaders debate in the city.
The National Party today introduced an election policy which would see a six-month time limit on planning consents for medium-sized buildings.
Prime Minister John Key has told employers that new National policies, including lower wages for many teenagers and a weakening of the influence of unions, would provide more jobs and give businesses flexibility to expand.
Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that the "growing underclass'' he promised to tackle in 2008 has probably grown further - rather than decreased - during his first term in government.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found that the Prime Minister's hour-long radio programme on RadioLive last month did not fit the definition of an election programme, and even if it had, would not have breached broadcasting standards.
Prime Minister John Key's visage will be smiling at voters throughout the country now that election hoardings have started to appear in the lead-up to the November 26 election, writes ODT Political editor Dene Mackenzie.
Support for Prime Minister John Key has reached a record high as National's strong polling remains on track less than two months out from the election.
Prime Minister John Key's humour fell a little flat this morning when he suggested that Australia could give New Zealand a coalmine if the New Zealand Warriors won the NRL grand final against Manly on Sunday.
John Key and Julia Gillard will this morning announce a big boost in spending by the New Zealand and Australian Governments on basic education in Pacific countries.