The Government has backtracked on previous statements that it knew nothing about a decision to replace its three-year-old BMWs with new ones.
Prime Minister John Key has been accused of being disconnected from average New Zealanders after saying that being on a benefit was a lifestyle choice.
The strong "mateship" between New Zealand and Australia has been highlighted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the first visit to these shores by an Australian leader since 2007.
Prime Minister John Key used a visit to a school with a "special friend", Australian leader Julia Gillard, to acknowledge National Standards had not gone as smoothly as planned.
John Key stole a march on Labour yesterday by devoting a large proportion of his Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament to welfare reform, in particular to measures aimed at improving the care of vulnerable children.
The public sector's already snug belt will be further tightened this year as Prime Minister John Key pledges further job cuts and mergers.
Prime Minister John Key has snubbed the idea of introducing a "New Zealand Day".
A lone protester with a loudspeaker heckled Prime Minister John Key as he arrived at the Te Tii marae in the Waitangi grounds here this morning.
It goes without saying that Phil Goff has a major problem in simply connecting with voters. More to the point, voters find it difficult to connect with him.
Prime Minister John Key has again ruled out working with Winston Peters and says if New Zealand First holds the balance of power after the November 26 election there will be a Labour government.
Diplomats in Cairo are doing all they can to help New Zealanders leave Egypt, Prime Minister John Key said today.
In past years, to the tedium of most voters, prime ministers have played a childish game of setting a date for the three-yearly general election.
Prime Minister John Key's description of a number of female celebrities has gone international, with a British newspaper labelling his comments sexist.
A $1000 fee for pakeha media to go on to Te Tii marae on Waitangi Day is "unreasonable", Prime Minister John Key says.
Prime Minister John Key had poured cold water on the idea of allowing holidays that fall on the weekends to be taken on another day.
The bold start to the political year by Phil Goff and John Key has a sequel tomorrow when Greens co-leader Russel Norman relaunches the case for a capital gains tax in his "state of the planet" speech. That should cause waves for a party cruising through relatively calm waters.
The Auckland mother accused of systematically abusing her nine-year-old daughter wrote to Prime Minister John Key for help, her lawyer says, but the alleged abuse still slipped between the cracks of 12 different agencies.
Prime Minister John Key has defended police in the wake of a damning report on the force's culture and a much criticised decision to end recovery efforts at Pike River Coal mine.
New Zealand is preparing to send potentially hundreds of emergency personnel to help "our friends in Australia" to deal with the devastating Queensland floods.
The receivers of the Pike River Coal mine are still considering the option of re-opening the mine.