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Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced the Government is softening its crackdown on immigration.

Govt backs down on immigration changes 50 minutes ago

The Government is relaxing the rules after backlash to their immigration policy.

Metiria Turei doesn't regret lying to WINZ

The only reason I'll vote is because Metiria Turei lied to WINZ 1 hour ago

Metiria Turei lied, and now she has my vote.

The Manawatu Gorge is out of action indefinitely, so the Greens are calling for the Ruahine Runner.

Greens propose train service through Manawatu Gorge

The passenger train would run between Napier and Palmerston North.

Peter Dunne.

Where is synthetic cannabis coming from?

The Govt has admitted it has no idea where the lethal strains are coming from.

Te Ururoa Flavell

Peters upsets Flavell over Māori jibe

The NZ First leader has accused Mr Flavell of "hiding behind his Māori language".

Peter Dunne.

Labour 'unelectable', would be 'disastrous' for NZ - Dunne

Three more years of National? It's a Dunne deal.

House prices in Auckland have increased hundreds of thousands of dollars in just a few years.

Housing price boom over - for now

Fixing the Auckland housing market is being compared to solving a Rubik's cube.

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Healthy Homes Bill passes second reading

Andrew Little's Bill has been slammed by the Government as "spin and waffle".

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Conviction for fraud could see Turei quit Parliament

But that's the least of the Greens' concerns.

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Northland gangs respond to Shane Jones 'drop a nuke' threat

They say he's going for the redneck vote.

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Housing capital gains are soaring in New Zealand

But neither of the major parties support a capital gains tax.

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Auckland to get 17 new electric trains

Mayor Phil Goff says it'll have major benefits for those living south of Papakura.

"The main motivation of Metiria Turei's admission was to try and get votes," says Patrick Gower.

Turei's political fraud is ripping off the NZ public

The Greens' co-leader is manipulating the public to try and get votes, says Patrick Gower.

Bill English

National confirms electorate deals

Bill English has committed to deals with ACT and United Future, but doesn't think the Māori Party needs their help.

Ms Turei said "I also had fun, like other people do".

Turei to meet with WINZ investigator next week

She says she will cooperate fully with any investigation into her case.

Mr Barclay's only been seen publicly a few times since he resigned, despite still being on Parliament's payroll.

Todd Barclay continues to duck questions from media

He repeatedly said he has nothing further to add.

Possum in New Zealand

Predator Free 2050 goal one year old

One year down, just 33 years to go.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) holds a Tuatara lizard at Zealandia with minister of Conservation Maggie Barry in Wellington, New Zealand on July 25, 2017.   
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Thanks Boris, it's been real

Boris Johnson makes friends with tuatara, but refuses to rule out leadership challenge to Theresa May.

The overall increase in electives in 2016 was 4119, and the increase in Avastin eye injections was 2565.

Is the Government misleading Kiwis over its elective surgery target?

A Southland woman has lost her job while waiting for hip surgery.

Todd Barclay returned to Parliament on Tuesday morning.

How much is the taxpayer spending on Todd Barclay?

Mr Barclay is back in Parliament but he's not speaking to media.

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Metiria Turei won't condemn people who lie to WINZ

She's heard from many Kiwis after her admission that she lied to WINZ.

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I never lied to get the benefit - Bennett

Paula Bennett said it's "distasteful" that people are scraping through her past.

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Boris Johnson says the Kiwi OE is safe

The foreign secretary has reassured Kiwis hoping to head to the UK.

Labour Party leader Andrew Little on The AM Show.

National 'misleading' Aucklanders with promises of affordable housing - Labour

Labour says National would only build 4500 'affordable' homes in Auckland.

Todd Barclay said "good morning", but did not answer reporters' questions.

Todd Barclay makes early morning dash into Parliament

The missing-in-action MP was seemingly hoping to avoid the media - but it didn't work.

The biggest individual booking came from Prime Minister Bill English, who spent $35,155.37 for return business class flights to Europe with two staff members on Singapore Airlines.

Ministers spend $5.5m on international flights

Bill English spent $35k for business class flights to Europe with two staff members.

Someone decided Labour's 'fresh approach' slogan could be suited to a Countdown supermarket advert.

Labour's election sign gets Photoshop treatment

It follows the National party sign being satirised over the weekend.

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Drug users must take responsibility - PM

Bill English says combatting synthetic cannabis is a matter for police.

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Boris Johnson apologises for Kiwi visa delays

The UK foreign secretary said it's a bureaucratic issue.

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DoC's cash crunch gets community rallying

A Newshub-Reid Research poll shows most Kiwis support a 'tourist tax' to help DoC.

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Boris Johnson arrives in New Zealand

Mr Johnson unveiled a new UK-NZ memorial at The Pukeahu Memorial Park.

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Livestream: PM's post-Cabinet news conference

Bill English will speak to media at 4:00pm.

Cancer Society spokesperson Mike Kernaghan wants to hear more about Labour's plan.

Would equal cancer care cost too much?

The Cancer Society says throwing money at cancer care won't necessarily guarantee success.

The housing crisis is on track to cost the Government $50 million a year.

'I don't know why people are complaining'

Bill English says the Govt has no choice but to spend $140,000 a day on motels for the homeless.

Shane Jones.

Drop a nuke on gangs - Shane Jones

Saturday's gang boxing night was a missed opportunity to 'get rid of them all in one go', he says.

NZ First wants to reduce immigration to 10,000 but is criticising the Government's plans to reduce numbers.

Peters backs farmers' call to halt immigration cuts

The anti-immigration party is criticising the Government's tighter immigration rules.

Waikato River in Hamilton.

Tainui's tax bill labelled a 'disgrace'

Tainui's record $138m profit comes with a tax bill of only $12,000 - and not everyone's happy.

Auckland - needs more housing.

Auckland housing plan far too late - Labour

The Govt's new infrastructure fund is getting a thumbs-up from many, but Labour's asking - why now?

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Regional revolt prompts Government rethink on immigration

Examples of the revolt include Southland, which wants 10,000 more people.

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Labour promises a National Cancer Agency

The party says all NZers will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live.

'Delivering for New Zealanders'

National's election signs perfect Photoshop opp

'Delivering for New Zealanders' was too good an opportunity to pass up for pranksters.

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Metiria Turei.

Metiria Turei's daughter 'would've been hungry'

Metiria Turei's daughter says her mother did what she had to do to survive and thrive.

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Campaigning kicks off as election posters appear

Today was the first day candidates and parties were allowed to put up their campaign posters.

Bill English staples a hoarding.

Bill English avoids 'nail fail' on first hoarding

The Prime Minister uses a stapler rather than hammer to avoid repeating John Key's shocker.

Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little.

Ardern happy to give up Deputy PM role to Greens

"If am not Deputy Prime Minister but I'm a minister, that is fantastic. That means we've won."

Church-owned companies like Sanitarium are often accused of not paying their fair share of tax.

No church tax crackdown - Collins

Judith Collins says she has no plans to crack down on charities running businesses and avoiding tax.

Jacinda Ardern.

Ardern defends Labour's plan to borrow billions

"We cannot sit by while children live in cars," the Labour deputy leader told The Nation.

Jacinda Ardern.

Interview: Jacinda Ardern

Nine weeks out from the election, deputy leader Jacinda Ardern talks to Lisa Owen.