Politics

02:28
One of America's most conservative states turned its back on the candidate backed by the president.

Roy Moore blames 'dark forces' as he refuses to concede defeat in Alabama election that humiliated Trump

One of America's most conservative states turned its back on the Republican candidate.

00:16
Trump Jr. was being interviewed by the Senate intelligence committee in Washington D.C.

Donald Trump Jr. endures mammoth nine hour interview over probes into Russian election interference

Trump Jr. was being interviewed by the Senate intelligence committee in Washington DC

00:38
The former Foreign Minister gave as good as he got in the exchange that had the House in stitches today.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters takes cheeky dig at Gerry Brownlee after taking his job, but National MP bites back with brilliant retort

The former Foreign Minister gave as good as he got in the exchange that had the House in stitches.

00:46
The National MP accused the Government of adding high levels of debt in the new budget.

'We will take on debt to clean up the mess' – fired up Finance Minister clashes with Steven Joyce over mini-budget

The National MP accused the Government of adding high levels of debt in the new budget.

00:39
The Deputy PM accused Mr English of wanting to spray money around in tax cuts to his mates.

Watch: 'Take from the needy to give to the greedy' – Winston Peters slams Bill English over National's tax cut stance

The Deputy PM accused Mr English of wanting to spray money around in tax cuts to his mates during a spirited exchange in Parliament.

01:16
The Finance Minister said meeting the Government's 100 days fiscal plan impacts was largely paid for by repealing National's tax cuts.

Labour delivers on election promises in mini-budget and keeps books in the black, although there is limited wriggle room

Treasury is forecasting a budget surplus of $2.5 billion in 2018 and $2.8 billion in 2019.

01:02
The PM says around 380,000 families will receive over $70 a week more to help raise their kids.

Watch: 'Incredibly proud' – Jacinda Ardern lays out details of Families Package, goal to halve child poverty

The PM says around 380,000 families will receive over $70 a week more to help raise their kids.

More details needed on Govt's extensive housing promises in mini-budget announcement

The KiwiBuild programme will boost construction, Treasury says, only if pressures on the sector are relieved.

02:07
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered his mini-budget outlining a families package to lift 88,000 children out of poverty.

'Feel-good' Budget promises to slash child poverty and make nearly 400,000 families better off by $75 a week

The Government is promising to cut in half the number of children living in poverty within the next five years.

Green Party leader James Shaw, NZ First leader Winston Peters, TOP leader Gareth Morgan, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, National leader Bill English, ACT leader David Seymour, Maori Party leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox.

John Armstrong's political awards for 2017: Politician of the Year

Our columnist dishes out Parliament’s equivalent of the Oscars - plus some other less sought-after awards.

00:20
He has pumped $430,000 into The Opportunities Party, signalling the founder is keen to fight the 2020 campaign.

Gareth Morgan stands down as Opportunities Party leader

The founder of TOP said it is "proper to pass that torch on to someone else" before the 2020 election.

00:28
The ACT leader's end of life bill is being debated in Parliament for the first time.

Euthanasia Bill passes first reading in Parliament with strong majority

The legislation was drafted by Mr Seymour, the ACT Party leader, and submitted as a member's bill.

02:02
It’s a critical time for the New Zealand government, and provides a look into the country’s future financial decisions.

Government's Budget priorities to be revealed today

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is about to reveal the priorities for his first budget at the same time as the Treasury puts out its half-year economic update.

00:21
National leader Bill English has compared the euthanasia bill to "inducing" the death of another person.

Watch: Fiery Bill English staunchly opposes euthanasia bill in parliament

"Our role is not principally to alleviate suffering, our role is to ensure that our society has a set of laws that protect those who most need protection," he said.

00:28
The ACT leader's end of life bill is being debated in Parliament for the first time.

Watch: 'The current situation is an absurdity' – David Seymour gives passionate plea on euthanasia bill

The ACT leader's end of life bill is being debated in Parliament for the first time tonight.

02:31
Democrat Doug Jones eked out a narrow victory in the conservative state.

President Trump dealt blow as Roy Moore beaten in stunning Alabama Senate race

Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the US Senate from Alabama in an upset victory.

02:26
But first home buyers are welcoming the Government's policy.

Foreign buyer ban to be introduced to Parliament tomorrow

The legislation will be introduced tomorrow ahead of receiving its first reading next week.

00:37
The Minister of Police told Parliament the video has reached 14.5 million people since its debut.

'Huge increase in applications' – Government says NZ Police's viral recruitment video a big success

Stuart Nash told Parliament the video has reached an estimated 14.5 million people.

01:26
Mr English says the Government has removed planned tax deductions to pay for the policy and it's unfair to workers.

Watch: 'An ineffective policy' - Bill English and Jacinda Ardern clash over free year of tertiary education

Mr English says the Government has removed planned tax deductions to pay for the policy.

01:56
The National leader said he was opposed to all forms of assisting dying, but David Seymour’s bill especially lacks safe-guards for vulnerable New Zealanders

Bill English scathing of euthanasia bill ahead of today's potential vote: 'It's a very bad piece of legislation'

Support for today's controversial assisted dying bill has decisively cut across party lines.

NZ Blood Service won't change deferral period for gay men wanting to donate

While the UK this year reduced that period to three months, there's no changes on the cards for Kiwis.

02:02
Roy More has been endorsed by President Trump in the US state where a Democrat win would cause him headaches.

US candidate accused of child abuse in the running as Alabama votes

Roy More has been endorsed by President Trump in the US state where a Democrat win would cause him headaches.

01:22
Support for Labour is roughly static after the election, while other new governments have experienced significant jumps in support.

Halfway point in government's 100 day plan sees PM pleased with progress

"I'm pleased with the significant progress we've made to date."

Conservative Party leader Leighton Baker.

Conservative Party to be re-named

The party, formerly led by Colin Craig, received just 0.2 per cent of the vote in September's election.

00:25
The charity estimates it's providing meals for 30,000 children a week.

Labour and National argue over who's responsible for Kidscan funding troubles

Executive Julie Chapman was told a week ago funding would end in July.

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