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New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has hit out at coalition partner Labour over its handling of the abortion legislation.
The Defence Minister has apologised for "misspeaking" about Australia's deployment to Taji Camp in Iraq during an interview with RNZ, saying he was tired at the time.
Seventeen staff have left their jobs working for government ministers over the past decade after a breakdown in the employment relationship, and were paid out a total of more than $130,000.
Power Play - For a party that espouses open and transparent democracy, the secretive nature of the Greens' annual conference is a poor showing, writes Jane Patterson. Audio
The Ombudsman is investigating a letter sent to Transport Minister Phil Twyford by his Associate Minister Julie Anne Genter which she has refused to release publicly.
NATO's secretary general might be visiting, but the government has still refused a request to stay in Iraq.
Power Play - No-one will argue against the merits of a plan to tackle cancer, so it was a smart decision of National's Simon Bridges to unveil a plan hitting the government where it hurts, writes…
The National Party has pledged to establish an independent cancer agency, and specifically fund cancer drugs to the tune of $200 million over four years.
Power Play - Whispering campaigns have undermined unanimous caucus support for Simon Bridges, but the National Party leader says he believes he can survive, writes Jane Patterson.
Flamboyant, seasoned, colourful and "buffoon-like" - all words used to describe the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by New Zealand politicians.
The Greens have been forced into a swift apology and backdown on an attack ad they ran against the National Party leader Simon Bridges. Video
Power Play - The announcement of a new housing team, and a new Housing Minister, was designed to remove Phil Twyford from the glare of the KiwiBuild controversy without undue humiliation.
Power Play - Today's government reshuffle isn't shaping up to be a bloodletting, writes Jane Patterson, with coalition agreements and the lack of strong contenders constraining more radical action.
With the Prime Minister's first Cabinet reshuffle to be announced this week, the fate of Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford has caused the most speculation. Audio
There are still many unanswered questions about the claims made in the book Hit & Run and the inquiry should continue, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Accusations over the way senior government figures handled the so-called Treasury hack continue to fly, after another testy day at Parliament.
All New Zealand's Hercules C-130s, the work horse of the Defence Force, have been grounded because of the need for maintenance or other faults.
The Housing Minister acknowledges millionaires are able to buy a KiwiBuild home if they wish, but says he's not about to shut down the "bank of Mum and Dad".
Some preapproved applicants for KiwiBuild houses say they could come up with $650,000, raising concerns that people who are not struggling first-home buyers could take advantage of the scheme. Video, Audio
More than $180,000 in hush money has been paid out to parliamentary staffers to secretly settle employment disputes with MPs.
Power Play - This Budget has eased some of the pressures that have been building up since the election of the coalition, but it is not transformational, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - A major pre-Budget bomb has dropped on the Beehive with top level Budget information ending up in the hands of the National Party.
National's deputy leader Paula Bennett has called for Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard to involve the police immediately if he believes there is a rapist in the parliamentary precinct.
A report into bullying and harassment has delivered a scathing view of what it's like to work at Parliament, including allegations of sexual assault. Audio
The Crown underwrite for unsold Kiwibuild homes has been triggered for a second time.