Winston Peters

Grant Robertson talks about the 2018 Budget.

Greens weren't 'shafted' - Grant Robertson

The Finance Minister has responded to criticism his first Budget "shafted" the Greens.

Winston Peters has given the Budget "about seven" out of 10 on the satisfaction scale.

Winston Peters gives Budget 2018 two ratings

The Deputy PM also found time to draw a cartoon of a very angry National Party MP.

Winston Peters

The Greens got shafted

Winston Peters on the other hand is sitting pretty, writes Jenna Lynch.

Winston Peters and Jacinda Ardern at the weekly post-Cabinet press conference.

Ardern prepares 'letter' of expectations for Peters' stint as PM

She has no concerns the NZ First leader will fail to live up to them, however.

Winston Peters

Winston Peters threatens fellow ministers ahead of stint as PM

He's gearing up to lead the country while Jacinda Ardern's on maternity leave.

Winston Peters

Deaf New Zealanders' hilarious 'sign name' for Donald Trump

They've also got a special sign for Winston Peters.

She faces strong opposition over making it compulsory.

Mahuta won't back down over te reo Māori in schools

She faces strong opposition over making it compulsory.

Winston Peters

Pacific has to 'stand up' for itself, tighten security - Peters

The Foreign Affairs Minister has set aside $714 million in Pacific aid.

Hillary Clinton has warned New Zealand about the rise of authoritarian powers.

Peters' $714m Pacific funding boost - is it to ward off China?

It comes just days after Hillary Clinton warned of growing Chinese influence.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced a huge funding increase for foreign service.

Govt announces huge funding boost for foreign service

Foreign Minister Winston Peters says the 2018 Budget will give New Zealand a voice on the world stage.

The compulsory Te Reo in schools is a major priority for the Green Party.

Govt won't back Greens' push for Te Reo in schools

Winston Peters presents a major roadblock for the Greens' hopes.

North Korea says it doesn't need to conduct more nuclear tests.

North Korea trade deal highly unlikely - expert

Winston Peters has hinted that North Korea's softening nuclear stance makes future trade talks look promising.

Tova O'Brien reports from Europe.

Jacinda Ardern wants 'wins' from CHOGM

The biennial summit is being held in the United Kingdom this week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jacinda Ardern.

PM Ardern imposes travel ban on some Russian diplomats

"We will be asking our security partners to provide names to us."

Judith Collins and Todd McClay say the Govt needs to do more.

Peters not hard enough on Russia - National

Winston Peters "seems to be much more preoccupied with them than others are, for the wrong reason", MP says.

Simon Bridges and a statue of a bull.

Simon Bridges' 'unbelievea-bull' Instagram mistake

Simon Bridges - or someone working for him - made a boo-boo.

Simon Bridges says he welcomes the opportunity to work more closely with the Green Party.

'We'll hold the Govt to account': Bridges on question time boost

The Green Party has handed most of its parliamentary question quota to National.

Jacinda Ardern.

Salisbury attack 'changes things' - Ardern

But the Prime Minister says it's too early to say if New Zealand will permanently call off trade talks with Russia.

Jacinda Ardern

PM backs UK over Russia nerve-agent allegations

She said Russia's response has been "cynical, sarcastic and inadequate".

The new wharf will be usable for 98 percent of the year.

Chatham Islands gets 'critical lifeline' all-weather wharf

Four years of construction and $55m later, ships can now berth rain or shine.