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The matter of a superannuation overpayment to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been dealt with, the Ministry of Social Development says. Audio
The National Party is facing questions about its campaign slogan making an appearance at yesterday's pre-election fiscal update at Treasury.
The Māori Party has called TVNZ's Mike Hosking's comments on the Māori roll "appallingly misinformed" and has lodged a formal complaint.
Both National and Labour have clarified their tax plans after the government books were opened ahead of the election. Audio
Finance Minister Steven Joyce cautions that the higher-than-expected surplus will be followed by softer growth, leaving little room for tax cuts.
Power Play - The government opens the books today, giving political parties an idea of any extra money for election campaign promises, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - The wound that threatened to split the Green Party has been cauterised, but the scars will linger, writes Jane Patterson.
Greens co-leader James Shaw won't say whether he believes it is acceptable to lie to a government agency if a child is going hungry, as the party moves to suspend two of its MPs. Video, Audio
The Green Party is in chaos after the shock announcement by two of its MPs that they have lost confidence in Metiria Turei. Video
Martin Matthews was apparently given an ultimatum by MPs who appointed him to resign or face a parliamentary vote of no confidence.
Power Play - National MPs are playing it safe when asked about new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, biding their time while they size up their new opponent, Jane Patterson writes.
Power Play - Labour is taking a fresh approach to this election all right, fresher than anyone anticipated this time last week, Jane Patterson writes.
Labour's deputy Jacinda Ardern is not thinking about a 'Plan B' when it comes to the party leadership she says, after two disastrous poll results have left Labour MPs reeling.
Power Play - Andrew Little's extraordinary revelation he discussed resigning is as damaging to Labour as its disastrous poll result, writes Jane Patterson
Labour's leader Andrew Little has raised the prospect of stepping aside as leader after his party recorded the lowest ever result in the One News Colmar Brunton poll, at 24 percent.
Prime Minister Bill English has told his party's voters to support the ACT and United Future leaders in their electorates this election.
While the British Foreign Secretary is in New Zealand talking about about a more outwards looking Britain, he has also faced questions about internal political ructions back home.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters would aim to announce a coalition by 12 October if his party holds the balance of power after the 23 September election.
Industries reliant on migrant workers say they are happy the government's backing off changes to skilled migrant visas, but now they'd like to see a system that's more responsive to regional demands.
Social Housing Minister Amy Adams is rejecting an American University survey that puts New Zealand at the top of a list of developed countries for homelessness.
Labour has rolled out its $4 billion plan for the education sector - but it's more notable for what is not in it than what is.
Whistleblowers who raised red flags about Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison say they've been vindicated by the inquiry into their job losses.
Labour has presented voters with its alternative to the government's planned tax cuts, with plans to spend billions of dollars more spent on health, education and family incomes.
Labour will spend an extra $17 billion over four years on health, education and family incomes in the Budget if it wins the coming election, it says.
Prime Minister Bill English says he hopes a fresh police investigation will put the controversy around outgoing Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay to rest, once and for all.