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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pushing back at accusations from the opposition that the government is "completely fractured and entirely divergent" in its response to Covid-19.
Police Minister Stuart Nash is describing the weekend's Black Lives Matter protests as "irresponsible", but any prosecutions appear unlikely.
September could be a "realistic" time frame for New Zealand's borders to open up to Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
A bill banning smoking in cars carrying children has passed its final reading with support from all parties.
The new National leader Todd Muller now has to turn his attention to the make-up of his caucus, after defeating Simon Bridges at yesterday's emergency meeting.
National MPs will gather at Parliament tomorrow to decide the fate of Simon Bridges as National Party leader.
National says Treasury's failure to appear at today's Epidemic Response Committee shows the government is arrogant and happy to dismiss scrutiny.
New Zealanders have a nervous wait today as the government makes the call this afternoon whether to move to level 2, or stay in level 3 lockdown a while longer.
The Epidemic Response Committee is to issue summonses to the Solicitor-General, the Director-General of Health, and the Police Commissioner seeking the legal advice for the lockdown.
The tourism industry is warning that if travel rules under alert level 2 aren't changed, thousands more jobs will be lost. Audio
The government says a "triage" rescue package for corporate media will be announced within the next week - focusing on immediate needs to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis.
The government has announced a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Video
The Health Minister says New Zealand is now effectively at war with Covid-19 - and one of the lines of defence is an early launch of this year's flu vaccination campaign.
Confusion reigns as MPs do away with sections of the Abortion Legislation Bill that would have made legally protected 'safe areas' possible outside clinics.
The government is facing criticism for not moving fast enough on a package to help businesses affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. Audio
National says it would introduce a "health and safety common-sense test" if elected, as part of its plan to slash red-tape burdening small businesses.
Jacinda Ardern says her Cabinet minister's language was loose and his position around Indian immigrants was wrong.
A report into how sensitive documents were accessed by the National Party before last year's Budget has found Treasury governance, oversight and risk management processes fell short.
SFO scrutiny of National and NZ First donations sparked debate about party funding and electoral laws. Now, Transparency International has a warning.
The school climate strikes organiser standing for the Greens in Mt Albert isn't currently allowed in Parliament - after being banned for a year.
Intelligence agencies received a significant surge in tips about people expressing extremist, white supremacist views in the wake of the March 15 terror attack.
Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi has confirmed work will begin on a business case for creating a new, super-sized public broadcaster.
A company who made donations to the New Zealand First Foundation says it thought it was donating to the New Zealand First party.
A National Party advertisement on petrol prices was not misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. Audio
The Labour Party is voluntarily signing up to Facebook's new transparency tool, aimed at stopping anonymous "fake news" style advertising, the Prime Minister announced.