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Infrastructure Minister and NZ First MP Shane Jones does not expect a decision will be made on moving Auckland port operations north before the election.
The Upper Harbour MP says she has had an incredible time in politics and is looking forward to her next career - in business. Video
New Zealand and Britain have formally launched free trade negotiations today. Watch a live media conference with the PM, the Trade Minister and the British High Commissioner here. Video
On a Saturday 100 days from now, New Zealanders will vote for the next government, legalising cannabis - or not - and for or against assisted dying.
Under alert level 1 the border is closed to all but NZ citizens and permanent residents and select others, but businesses say they need more certainty about when it will start to open.
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.