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New figures reveal the Green MP has approved nearly every application to cross her desk over nine months, rejecting just 30 hectares out of almost 60,000 hectares.
Prisoners look unlikely to get the vote any time soon even after a Supreme Court ruling in their favour. Video
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is not thinking of sacking her immigration minister over revelations he took just an hour to consider the Czech drug smuggler case, after coming under renewed… Audio
Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has admitted he took only an hour to decide to let Karel Sroubek stay in New Zealand and did not read the entire case file. Audio
The Defence Force has abandoned its strict rules preventing Kiwi soldiers in Iraq from being identified, as the threat of the terrorist group Islamic State wanes.
New Zealand looks highly unlikely to secure a better deal for dairy exporters as part of an improved free trade agreement with China. Audio
A proposed law to measure child poverty in New Zealand has been progressed, passing its penultimate reading in Parliament with near-unanimous support.
The Czech Republic is soon to launch efforts to extradite the convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek from New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected claims her promise to stop further regional fuel taxes was made up on the spot.
City and district councils are calling for another way to raise money after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took regional fuel taxes off the table. Audio
National Party leader Simon Bridges says he's "gutted" by new allegations his former MP Jami-Lee Ross manipulated and entrapped women.
Fuel companies are pushing back against the Prime Minister's claim that New Zealanders are being "fleeced" at the pump. Audio
Anti-water bottling campaigners want a categorical assurance government officials have stopped encouraging foreign bottlers to set up in New Zealand.
New Zealand First's proposal to ensure migrants respect Kiwi values has been labelled "dog-whistle politics" and has won little support within Parliament.
Travellers who refuse to hand over their phone or laptop passwords to Customs officials can now be slapped with a hefty fine.
The controversial waka-jumping bill has passed its final hurdle to become law this afternoon, after more than 27 hours of debate in Parliament.
Government officials are warning the move to halt new offshore oil exploration permits could cost the country billions.
The National Party is questioning the Prime Minister's financial nous after she misspoke in an interview about economic growth figures. Audio
A Ban 1080 activist has denied killing any of the native birds that were scattered across Parliament's steps by children in a protest over the use of the pesticide. Audio
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has admitted he was mistaken when he earlier said all his MPs had signed up to a good behaviour contract.
Another stoush may be brewing between Labour and New Zealand First over changes to employment law, but government ministers from both parties are playing down the prospect.
The cost of the government's two-day Criminal Justice Summit has ballooned to $1.5 million, more than twice what was originally estimated.
The government has announced a $152 million funding injection into Gisborne and surrounding regions.
The Regional Development Minister has made his case to the Reserve Bank governor that he should prevent banks from shutting rural branches.
Former MP Marama Fox has officially resigned as the co-leader of the Māori Party. Audio