Political headlines with summaries.
The Maori Party has agreed to back proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, giving the government the numbers it needs. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)
New Zealanders being held at the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney tell Labour MPs they are living a purposeless existence. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Only 500 houses have been built in Auckland's special housing areas, despite the Auckland Housing Accord staying ahead of its consents target. (COMMENTS)
Australia is refusing to budge on its policy of deporting New Zealand criminals despite a plea from the Labour Party for more leniency. (AUDIO)
The government is moving to improve financial advice laws and has released an options paper setting out ways to improve the legislation governing financial advisors.
The Auckland Housing Accord is ahead of its two-year target but still faces a "challenge" to reach its final target of 39,000 consents in the next year. (AUDIO)
The Emissions Trading Scheme is up for review, but the government has left agriculture out even though it is responsible for about half of greenhouse emissions. (COMMENTS)
Prime Minister John Key is defending the government's record on housing vulnerable New Zealanders, saying it is doing the best that it can. (COMMENTS)
The threat posed by people on New Zealand's terror watchlist has increased this year, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The government is to slash jobs at the Ministry for Youth Development by about 40 percent. (AUDIO)
New Zealanders across the Tasman asking for the same rights as Australian citizens say Prime Minister John Key hasn't accomplished much with his 'quiet diplomacy'. (AUDIO)
Labour MP Phil Goff says he'll take leave of absence from Parliament when he campaigns for the Auckland mayoralty, rather than resign straight away. (AUDIO)
Labour MP Phil Goff makes his long-expected pitch for the Auckland mayoralty and sets out his plans at a campaign launch. (VIDEO)
New Zealand will invest more than $200 million in South East Asia over the next three years, to boost trade and investment.
The Prime Minister is optimistic that Australia will make it easier for New Zealanders to become citizens, following a meeting with his trans-Tasman counterpart yesterday. (COMMENTS)
The government is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations to take over state houses being sold in Invercargill and Tauranga. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Asia Pacific leaders usually focus on economics at the APEC summit, but have taken a strong stance on terrorism at the close of this year's meeting.
Prime Minister John Key has told Malcolm Turnbull that Australia's deportation policy "challenges that ANZAC spirit in the minds of New Zealanders". (COMMENTS)
New airport security measures will likely see domestic check-in luggage being screened from early next year. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The government is not ruling out sending more sheep to a controversial demonstration farm in the Saudi desert, despite the death of lambs there.
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