Prime Minister John Key says he will raise human-rights concerns with Saudi Arabia when he becomes the first New Zealand Prime Minister to go there.
Trade Minister Tim Groser is optimistic the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will be reached by mid-2015.
Powerplay: As John Key becomes known internationally for pulling on a ponytail, Brent Edwards takes a closer look at the questions it raises about power.
The Prime Minister says it is unlikely there will be an increase in the number of refugees New Zealand takes.
The Māori Development Minister says he is outraged by the squalid state of some private rental properties in Christchurch.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters believes Prime Minister John Key should face a police investigation after repeatedly pulling the hair of a waitress. (AUDIO)
Finance Minister Bill English says the Government's upcoming budget will be the toughest he has had to present.
The National Council of Women is disappointed that the Prime Minister is downplaying his repeated pulling of an Auckland waitress' hair as just ''horsing around''. (AUDIO)
It wasn't right for the Prime Minister to repeatedly pull the hair of a waitress, even though he apologised, says National Party MP Judith Collins. (AUDIO)
New Zealand First has announced its new list MP as Invercargill-based Ria Bond after leader Winston Peters gained another seat by winning the Northland by-election.
OPINION: It's already been called #ponytailgate on Twitter but it won't bring John Key down - at least not directly, according to Matthew Hooton. (AUDIO)
The Prime Minister has described his repeated pulling of an Auckland waitress' hair as just ''horsing around''. (VIDEO)
New Zealanders are trying to decide whether the Prime Minister's ponytail-pulling was innocent fun or a major political mishap. (VIDEO)
The Labour Party says a newly released Cabinet paper reveals how weak the case is to send troops to Iraq. (AUDIO)
New Zealand has challenged the UN Security Council to use its authority to alleviate ongoing carnage in Syria.
Security in New Zealand is already at a high level as troops head to Iraq as part of a joint deployment with Australia, the Defence Minister says.
The Minister of Health has rejected criticism that not all children under 13 can get free medical care. (AUDIO)
As New Zealand troops head to Iraq, a Cabinet paper reveals the Government was advised sending them could make New Zealand a target of Islamic State. (AUDIO)
The Anglican and Catholic churches are urging the Government to tell the public more about the trans-Pacific trade negotiations.
An estimated 10 percent of injured children will miss out on free doctors' visits despite a Government promise to cover all primary school aged children.