The project has faced fierce opposition over rising costs to ratepayers and possible harm to the environment.
Waimea Dam project gets underway despite protests over cost, environmental impact
New Zealand dairy cows.
National MP claims Te Papa climate exhibit 'not science based'
Jacinda Ardern said she is waiting to hear when works best for the team after their performance at the Cricket World Cup.
NZC boss says homecoming ceremony for gutted Black Caps 'just not practical' right now, despite PM's interest
The agreement, involving one of the country’s biggest polluters, is being hailed a breakthrough.
After years of reluctance, NZ farmers agree to begin paying for some agricultural emissions
The US President said some congresswomen "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe".
Jacinda Ardern condemns Donald Trump's attack on US congresswomen
New Zealand's infrastructure planning 'dismal', says Minister
“We wanted to provide cover, we wanted to do it quickly,” so it was provided by WINZ, the Prime Minister said.
PM defends not extending ACC to mentally traumatised terrorist attack victims
"I would always like to move faster, always," when asked by Jack Tame if the Government were working fast enough in response to climate change.
James Shaw 'frustrated and making progress' on climate change action
With four properties under contract, the Omokoroa project is the fastest-selling development on record.
National's KiwiBuild complaint taken up by Auditor-General's office
Concerns lack of post boxes leaving those in poor communities unable to vote in local elections
The Labour MP, partner Tim Smith and surrogate Natasha Dalziel speak to Seven Sharp about the hoops and hurdles they had to overcome.
'I’m in a position where I can talk to some friends' - MP and new dad Tāmati Coffey on updating surrogacy laws
The Infrastructure Minister assured Q+A host Jack Tame that the Government is still "open for business."
Shane Jones rules out using private capital to fund schools, prisons and the public health system
The Black Caps missed out on a world title by a metre but their clash with England will go down as a an all-time classic.
'Traumatised' PM wants heroes' welcome for Black Caps
detail of a heap of compressed plastic bootles waiting for recycling
Government gives $3m grant for 100 per cent recycled food packaging
Jennifer Thonrithi discussed her story and what she hopes to change in South Auckland.
Youth MP hopes to turn around South Auckland's 'skewed outlook' on politics
Disability services hit by rising costs and funding freeze
It follows footage of a newborn being uplifted from a mother in hospital by the Children's Ministry.
Protest march to Parliament planned over state's uplift of Māori babies
Simon Bridges.
Bridges: Clean vehicles plan would cost up to half billion dollars
The army has arrived on the West Coast to help with the mammoth clean-up effort.
Westland District Council defends financial mismanagement criticisms
They’re slamming the process, saying it’s unfair, confusing and a violation of their rights.
Many Christchurch gun owners vow to stay home as buyback collection begins today
It would be the first time such fees have been imposed.
John Armstrong's opinion: Jacinda Ardern's eco-warrior, emissions cutting image is a 'charade'
But Winston Peters is pooh-poohing firms’ negativity.
Manufacturing sector's 'nostrils just above the water line', analyst says
Turns out the Deputy PM is a man of many talents.
Winston Peters shows off drumming skills, delivers speech at Pacific Expo in Auckland
National Addiction Centre director Simon Adamson discussed the mental health and addiction inquiry.
Alcohol regulation 'low-hanging fruit' which Government can easily enact, expert says
It follows weeks of confusion in the gun community over the use of AR-15s.
Police unaware of way to safely, permanently modify firearms to make them legal
Seven Sharp finds out what a gay man is doing helping the Destiny Church founders.
Brian Tamaki says he and his gay campaign manager 'yielded ground' to work together
The 1 NEWS political reporters give a behind the scenes rundown of the biggest stories from Parliament this week.
Inside Parliament: Car-kāriki
Defence Minister Ron Mark
Defence Force facilities 'run down and outdated', minister acknowledges
Outgoing Gisborne mayor Meng Foon will begin the new role in August.
New Race Relations Commissioner 'walks in many worlds' - Justice Minister
Police Minister Stuart Nash and Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today.
First firearms buyback event set to go ahead in Christchurch