Global momentum is building for a right to a safe environment. Why is NZ missing?

'To live up to its image as a champion of human rights and a sustainable environment, the time is now for New Zealand to join the push.'

The essential byelection guide to Maungawhau, and what it means for Auckland

A byelection for Albert-Eden's Maungawhau subdivision could decide the fate of one of Auckland's biggest public golf courses.

The government’s fair pay agreements plan is a big deal

It could raise wages across the country, empower trade unions and do away with precarious work.

Let them eat pizza bread: What South Aucklanders think of free school lunches

Are the government's school lunches hitting the mark for kids and their teachers?

Politics Archive

The brilliant and perverse absurdity of Labour’s austerity budget of 2021

Despite Labour’s rhetoric about improving wellbeing in the long run, it's making the same mistakes National did from 2011 to 2015.

Mallard’s expensive allegation and an extraordinary night in parliament

A claim of rape, an accusation of bullying and one big late-night fight at parliament

If you need to create a new ‘Implementation Unit’, what is everyone doing now?

It all sounds a lot like something Tony Blair would do.

Nanaia Mahuta’s China dilemma and the future of New Zealand diplomacy

As tensions across the Pacific mount, Wellington finds itself in the middle of a US-China tempest.

Live updates, May 3: Cook Islands travel bubble to open on May 17

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

The reality of standing up to the booze industry in a liquor store hearing

Liquor licensing hearings hold huge sway over communities in South Auckland. But just how easy do they make it for the public to make their voice heard?

National won’t find its brighter future through divisive Ōrewa-style rhetoric

Judith Collins' use of words such as 'separatism' and 'segregation' risks polarising her party supporters.