Corin Dann

02:10
Diners were terrified during the ordeal at Mangere food outlet yesterday.

Watch: Horror video of one-punch knockouts in Auckland CBD has John Key considering tougher laws

Video showing three one-punch knockouts in a matter of minutes has PM concerned.

02:09
The PM says members of the community are talking about possibly taking the law into their own hands.

John Key seeks to reassure Asian community in Auckland over law and order concerns in open letter

Mr Key acknowledges that some people in the Chinese community are feeling unsafe.

Matt McCarten.

Andrew Little's Chief of Staff to run new Auckland office

Mr Little is expected to make the announcement about the new role later this week.

The Green Party wants the state-owned bank to be more competitive against bigger Australian-owned banks.

Kiwibank boss not 'overly' concerned by heat in Auckland housing market

Paul Brock stressed Kiwibank constantly reviews its credit policy and whether Kiwis can service their loans.

01:14
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says MPs should lead by example, but Winston Peters says she's out of touch with ordinary Maori, while John Key says you've got to be cruel to be kind to MPs who're smoking addicts.

Speaker bans smoking on Parliament's lawns and forecourt

Smokers wanting to light up outside Parliament are now out of luck.

Farmers are now playing a waiting game to see if Fonterra will cut milk price.

Good news for struggling farmers after Fonterra increases milk price forecast

Fonterra boosted its forecast milk prices for the 2016/2017 season by 50 cents.

Pressure builds on the housing market as people are running of the fear of missing out and nobody is looking at the numbers anymore.

Reserve Bank defends monetary policy settings

Some economist and opposition parties have questioned whether the current settings are working.

Minister calls for change in language used for special needs learning

Hekia Parata wants the education system to stop using the term "special needs".

01:41
The drop comes after a change in the way job seekers are counted.

Jobless rate falls amidst political controversy over statistics

The Chief Statistician says a change in the figures was in line with world’s best practice.

Andrew Little

Statistics NZ hits back at Labour's claims of political interference with the jobless numbers

An adjustment saw unemployment revised down from 5.7 to 5.2 per cent.

03:11
John Key is introducing a new law which he says will protect the public and the spies.

Government reveals new law to allow GCSB to spy on Kiwis

The new legislation introduced to Parliament this afternoon, follows a review of our spy laws.

Former Reserve Bank Chief Economist Arthur Grimes says he feels for people unable to enter the property market.

Reserve Bank delays new LVR's by a month

The introduction of new Loan-to-Value Ratios lending restrictions are being deferred to October 1.

Consumer spending 'humming along' - Stats NZ

New figures showe retail sales volumes rising at record pace in the June quarter.

Air NZ passengers finally made it back home after a very long wait in Hong Kong. The airline’s chairman was among them.

NZ population booming on back of record migration

New Zealand had its largest ever annual increase in population in the year to June 2016.

01:35
Our Political Editor dissects the Reserve Bank's latest move to make it harder for investors to get a loan.

Corin Dann: All eyes on the banks after OCR cut

The Reserve Bank Governor probably had little option but to cut today, writes our Political Editor.

Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce says Nga Puna was approached by the IRD before his arrest.

Labour looking to partially wipe student loans for graduates taking Govt jobs in the regions

The policy would be modelled off a similar scheme already is use for rural doctors.

House prices continue to rise as supply of properties for sale drop

The latest Real Estate Institute figures are out, showing the national median price has gone up.

Teacher unions join forces to oppose Government funding proposals for schools

The PPTA and NZEI fear the changes could lead to a return to bulk funding of schools.

Earl and Lani Hagaman are taking the Labour leader to court over accusations about a Niue hotel contract.

Labour Leader calls mayoral candidate a 'right winger'

Andrew Little's waded into the Wellington mayoral debate today.

Opinion: Hot housing market unlikely to preclude an OCR cut

Usually a red hot housing market, rising borrowing and an economy at 3 per cent would prevent a cut in interest rates - but maybe not this time, writes Corin Dann.

NZ's job market in strong shape, but wage growth lagging - new figures

Filled jobs increased by 3.1 percent over the year to the June 2016 quarter.

02:12
Fonterra's expected total payout for its farmers this season is to be less than $4.85, about 50 cents short of what they need to break even.

'Fear for younger farmers' after Fonterra's forecast payout

Fonterra's expected total payout for its farmers this season is to be less than $4.85, about 50 cents short of what they need to break even.

John Key announces ambitious goal for predator-free NZ by 2050

The goal is for every single part of New Zealand to be completely free of rats, stoats and possums.

Trade Minister says sorry to PM over handling of steel dumping allegations

Todd McClay says he should have requested a more thorough briefing before he responded to questions on the issue.

00:39

'I don't think Donald Trump is right about anything' – Sir Geoffrey Palmer

The former NZ Prime Minister took a swipe at the Republican Presidential nominee on TVNZ's Q+A.

01:39
1983: Aircraft carrier HMS Invincible arrives in Wellington.

US to send naval vessel to New Zealand, says Vice President Biden

The US has not sent a ship since New Zealand passed anti-nuclear legislation in 1987.

01:35
Our Political Editor dissects the Reserve Bank's latest move to make it harder for investors to get a loan.

Corin Dann: Reserve Bank had no option on tightening lending rules

Our Political Editor dissects the Reserve Bank's latest move to make it harder for investors to get a loan.

Govt to move quickly to tighten foreign trust tax rules

The steps follow an Inquiry by a tax expert which found a number of weaknesses with foreign trust laws.

14:07
Over the last century, it's formed five Labour governments - but can Andrew Little form the next one?

What does the future hold for 100-year-old Labour Party?

Over the last century, Labour's formed five governments - but can Andrew Little lead the next one?

10:54
Former PM Tony Blair's case for war was crushed by the Chilcot Report into the conflict which began in 2003.

Former top British general talks to Q+A about what went wrong in Iraq

Former PM Tony Blair's case for war was crushed by the Chilcot Report into the conflict, which began in 2003.

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