Labour MP Shane Jones says it's a bit rich for the Greens to complain over comments he made about one of their MPs, when the Greens have called the Conservative Party's Colin Craig thin-skinned.
Labour's leader says anti-Asian comments made by the party's Shane Jones during a university debate need to be seen in context, but the MP regrets making them.
The Prime Minister is challenging New Zealand First to be upfront about who it would work with after the election - but leader Winston Peters has deflected the challenge.
The Prime Minister is continuing to defend Justice Minister Judith Collins against an allegation she breached Cabinet rules by visiting food exporter Oravida in Shanghai while on an official taxpayer funded visit to China.
A lower-than-expected tax take is continuing to having a negative effect on the Government's finances.
The Green Party has proposed linking politicians' pay to the median individual income as a way of helping to reduce inequality.
Local Government New Zealand says it is disappointed it was not informed about a meeting of mayors to discuss concerns about super cities.
The Conservative Party says its public appeal for money to fund a defamation suit against Greens' co-leader Russel Norman is only a spoof of the Greens' campaign, but donations are rolling in nonetheless.
Justice Minister Judith Collins says the Government intends to carry out a review of how private trusts operate in response to Law Commission recommendations.
The Labour Party says that if it becomes the government it will protect citizens from online mass surveillance by introducing a Digital Bill of Rights.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has summoned the EQC's bosses to Parliament to explain what they are doing to help vulnerable people still in damaged homes.
The Maori Party is calling for candidates to contest the seat that will be vacated by former co-leader Pita Sharples - Tamaki Makaurau. He's held the seat since 2005.
Opposition parties are accusing the Government of sitting on its hands over improving children's health.
Prime Minister John Key has announced the general election will be held on Saturday, 20 September, two months before the G20 summit in Australia.
The head of Local Government New Zealand says a meeting of mayors over concerns about new super cities has created friction within the local-government sector.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says a two-year wait for new flood management laws in Christchurch is too long.
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie says it would be inappropriate for Television New Zealand to require its staff to declare any formal political allegiances.
The Government would not rule out allowing state-owned coal mines to be sold to Indian interests but there are no plans on the table to do so, Finance Minister Bill English says.