Politics

03:42
Next month's Budget has $2 billion of extra spending, nearly half of it to fix State Highway One between Christchurch and Picton.

Forget about tax cuts, the Govt's spending big on infrastructure instead

Next month's Budget has $2b of extra spending, with half of it to fix SH1 from Christchurch to Picton.

00:52
Bill English said Mr Peters has been using similar tactics for a long time, and that they are designed to get attention.

Watch: 'I'm not going to say it' - PM sidesteps Winston Peters racism question, after NZ First leader's attack on 'two Asian immigrant' NZ Herald reporters

Mr Peters has been widely attacked for questioning the motives of two NZ Asian journalists. Now Bill English has been weighed in.

02:29
1 NEWS Political Editor Corin Dann reports from the pre-budget speech to outline the spending plan taking National into the election.

Government to boost infrastructure spending by $11 billion

Steven Joyce has announced that $812 million will go to reinstating State Highway One between Picton and Christchurch.

00:24
Marine Le Pen upstaged her rival by turning up to the factory in Amiens.

'I am the candidate of workers' - Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes at French factory

Le Pen needs millions more votes to beat Macron in the French presidential runoff.

00:52
The Foreign Affairs minister was searched on his way to Washington, despite holding a diplomatic passport.

English says airport search on McCully was no big deal

Mr McCully was on a list of "selectee searches" supplied by US authorities for the flight to Washington last month.

01:46
The Australian government last week announced a raft of changes to make getting citizenship even harder.

'I'm sure we'd get it sorted pretty smartly' - Andrew Little's pledge to Kiwis wanting Aussie citizenship

The Labour leader says "citizenship is even further out of reach for Kiwis" in Australia.

01:48
Ms Trump made her first international outing as a White House advisor overnight, saying he was a “tremendous champion of supporting families”.

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

The scattered groans and hisses came as she described her father as "a tremendous champion of supporting families".

01:34
There are fears a misstep by the North or US President Donald Trump could causes disaster.

Prime Minister says it's 'very difficult' for North Korea to target NZ

Bill English believes North Korea doesn't have the ability to target New Zealand or even Australia.

00:46
The Prime Minister has announced his Cabinet reshuffle details.

Nikki Kaye and Gerry Brownlee the big winners in PM's Cabinet reshuffle

Hekia Parata and Murray McCully are leaving parliament, opening up their roles.

02:09
Some are asking if spending that much to take part in the Dubai expo is worth it.

Splashing $53 million on NZ pavilion at World Expo a waste of money, say Greens, ACT

The Government believes its investment in the 2020 Dubai expo will pay for itself.

00:27
Security is tight during polling because of fears of terror attacks and 50,000 police have been deployed.

French voters go to the polls in presidential election

Security is tight during polling because of fears of terror attacks and 50,000 police have been deployed.

02:07
The rogue state has now levelled threats of a nuclear attack against Australia as the US Vice President continues his visit there.

Australia threatened with nuclear retaliation from North Korea following sanctions talk

Australia's Foreign Minister sparked the threat after comments over sanctions.

Protesters cover themselves from teargas fired by Venezuelan National Guard officers during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Venezuela's president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from an audacious move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in political unrest

At least 20 people have been killed during political protests and looting.

00:29
Scott Brown, Cosmopolitan's sexiest man in 1982, is President Trump's pick for Wellington.

America's next Ambassador to New Zealand a former nude centre-fold model

Scott Brown, Cosmopolitan's sexiest man in 1982, is President Trump's pick for Wellington.

01:07
Gareth Hughes talks about the $112m proposed fund which the Green Party wants to implement to help people stay warm.

'Too many people are struggling' - Green Party heating fund would benefit 500,000 homes

He says 40,000 children required a hospital visit each year due to cold, damp conditions.

00:26
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots made a surprise visit to the White House press briefing.

'OK, that was cool' – Sean Spicer gets interrupted at press conference by Patriots star Rob Gronkowski

Spicer today had a breather from the usual White House press briefing tension.

Green Party promising help for low-income families to pay their power bills

the pledge is part of their new energy policy as they dump the controversial NZ Power scheme.

00:32
The Venezuelan National Guard members launched tear gas in an effort to disperse demonstrators, giving rise to some clashes.

Two killed as ten of thousands flood the streets to protest Venezuela's government

The Venezuelan National Guard members launched tear gas in an effort to disperse demonstrators, giving rise to some clashes.

00:48
The British Prime Minister accused the opposition parties of stopping Britain from moving forward and frustrating Brexit negotiations.

'Trying to pull the strings' – Theresa May lets loose on Scottish National Party at first election campaign rally

The British PM wasted no time attacking her rivals soon after calling a snap election.

01:55
PM Theresa May reversed her longstanding promise not to go to the polls early.

UK Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of early June 8 election

The parliamentary election comes less than a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

02:00
President Trump has signed a new order aimed at stopping companies from sourcing foreign goods and labour.

Watch: Are Donald and Ivanka Trump following 'Buy American' rules?

Many Trump-branded products, like clothing, are made overseas.

03:46
In a few hours' time, Britain's parliament will vote on whether to hold an election on June 8.

British parliament to vote on snap June general election

Theresa May said she "reluctantly" changed her mind because political divisions "risk our ability to make a success of Brexit."

FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities. Trump’s inaugural committee is due to file information about those donors with the Federal Election Commission and said it would do so on Tuesday, April 18. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)

Trump inauguration festivities attract record $152m in donations

The amount is nearly double that raised for Barack Obama's inauguration.

00:31
The Bristol woman’s reaction to the election has been taken as a gauge of the nation's mood.

Watch: 'Oh for God's sake!' - Woman's classic response to UK snap election strikes a chord across Britain

This voter's reaction to the election has been taken as a gauge of the nation's mood.

02:13
Political reporter Andrea Vance has the latest on the settlement that would give low-paid care workers big wage increases.

Unions back government's equal pay settlement for care workers

They believe pay rates will now reflect the skill and importance of the work undertaken by these workers every day.

01:56
May is seeking to strengthen her hand in EU exit talks.

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls snap election

May is seeking to strengthen her hand in European Union exit talks.

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