Political News

Support for National increasing

Public support for the National Party is going up just a few months after the start of its third term in Government.

Little 'encouraged' by Queensland result

The New Zealand Labour Party says it will be talking to its counterpart in Australia after its incredible comeback in the Queensland state elections.

Green Party can now reposition itself - Morgan

Gareth Morgan says Russel Norman's resignation as co-leader gives an opportunity for the Green Party to reposition itself.

No man-drought in the Greens, says Turei

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says the party has no shortage of high-calibre male candidates from which to pick a replacement for Russel Norman.

PM refuses to answer questions over investigation

The Prime Minister is still refusing to answer any questions about when he found out National Party MP Mike Sabin may have been facing a police investigation. (VIDEO)

Where to for the Green Party?

Now that Russel Norman has announced he will stand down as Green Party co-leader, the party faces the challenge of finding his replacement. (VIDEO)

First $10m of cycleways package confirmed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the first $10 million tranche of funding from a cycleways package the Government committed to last year.

Russel Norman steps down

Russel Norman has announced he will stand down as Green Party co-leader after nearly a decade in the role. (VIDEO)

Andrew Little in testing times

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Just a couple of months into his new job as Labour Party leader Andrew Little is finding out how difficult it can be.

Profile: Russel Norman

Russel Norman has announced he is stepping down as Greens co-leader after a long career in the party. We look back at his political career.

No profiteering on state house plan says Key

Under the Government's state house sell-off policy, community providers will not be able to on-sell houses bought cheaply for a profit, the Prime Minister says.

Investment safe as houses?

Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett expects institutions like banks will invest in state houses being sold by the Government. (AUDIO)

RMA changes tilt the balance

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Two years after the Government abandoned plans to overhaul the Resource Management Act it is now set to make sweeping changes.

Call for Sabin to front up over claims

A Whangarei lawyer says the Northland National MP Mike Sabin should either confirm or deny that he is under investigation by the police over a complaint.

NZ and Fiji to resume military contact

The New Zealand Defence Force will resume co-operating with Fiji's military forces this weekend after more than eight years.

Govt's housing plan slammed

The Government should have been more open about its plan to sell off potentially thousands of state houses before last year's general election, Labour leader Andrew Little says. (VIDEO)

PM states housing intentions

The Government intends to sell 1000 to 2000 state houses in the next year or so, and is not ruling out further sales in the future, Prime Minister John Key says. (VIDEO)

John Key's state of the nation

Prime Minister John Key has just set out the Government's social housing plans in his state of the nation address. Look back at how it all unfolded.

PM dismisses investigation 'rumours'

Prime Minister John Key has dismissed media reports of a police investigation into National MP Mike Sabin as rumours. (AUDIO)

Small business Labour's priority

Labour Party leader Andrew Little has told an audience in Auckland small businesses are the key to New Zealand's future prosperity. (VIDEO)