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RNZ can now reveal more details of the employment dispute that led to the controversial resignation of Stephen Barclay as the head of the KiwiBuild unit.
Analysis - There's not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from NZ's security services, writes Jane Patterson.
The government is preparing to unveil its full proposal on changes to firearms law either today or tomorrow.
Today New Zealanders will have a clearer picture of how the coalition government plans to change the gun laws, including a possible ban on semi-automatic weapons.
A man has been charged with injuring with intent to injure after Green Party co-leader James Shaw was attacked on the street this morning.
Shane Jones says his comments that he would "study every single step" the SFO made in its probe of National Party donations did not mean he was trying to influence the investigation.
Power Play - After happily attacking the government on a capital gains tax, Simon Bridges is now back in the nightmare scenario brought on by his former MP, writes Jane Patterson.
The government is defending paying Sir Michael Cullen $1000 a day as the head of the Tax Working Group, two weeks after it delivered its final report.
Questions about tax exclusions for Māori land prompted angry exchanges between the prime minister and National's leader Simon Bridges in Parliament.
The Ombudsman is warning government departments not to use the Official Information Act as a way of dragging their feet in response to media enquiries.
There's been plenty of debate about the progress of KiwiBuild, but underpinning the programme is a commitment for the Crown to take the financial risk as an incentive to get developers on board.
The minister responsible for GCSB is disregarding statements from a senior US politician, relating to Chinese company Huawei and the potential impact on bi-lateral relations.
The opposition has already started to launch pre-emptive attacks about a potential capital gains tax, two days before the Tax Working Group reveals its final recommendations.
The Tax Working Group will reveal its long-awaited recommendations on the tax system this morning with politicians busy positioning themselves for any reference to a capital gains tax.
New Zealand's electronic spy agency has reported a 10 percent increase in cyber attacks from foreign governments, but won't name those responsible.
KiwiBuild is likely to crowd out other private house building, because the construction industry simply doesn't have enough capacity, the Reserve Bank says.
New Zealand's relationship with China has been front and centre in Parliament, with the Prime Minister admitting there are "challenges" with our major trading partner.
Health authorities say banning smoking in cars where there are children could dramatically cut the number of hospital visits every year in New Zealand.
The National Party is trying to gazump the prime minister's first big speech of the year. Video
How to minimise the impact of global economic headwinds on New Zealand was the focus of the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first major speech of the year.
The government is pushing back against Stephen Barclay's version of events about the circumstances leading up to his resignation as head of the KiwiBuild unit.
Power Play - National knows Labour and the coalition government are vulnerable on tax which is why Simon Bridges has gone straight for the Achilles, writes Jane Patterson.
National has unveiled a new tax plan that would boost income tax thresholds every three years to keep pace with inflation.
A prospective KiwiBuild buyer has highlighted what she sees as an anomaly with the KiwiBuild criteria, preventing her and others from achieving the dream of home ownership.
Analysis - Rubbing salt in the KiwiBuild wound for Housing Minister Phil Twyford is the fact it's given Judith Collins the chance to attack him even before the political year is properly under way.