Central heating: fringe parties pipe up from crowd in first Auckland debate

The first Auckland Central debate took place last night, despite the lack of a National candidate. We went along.

Making a message from 2040

We are asking New Zealanders to choose help over handcuffs, prevention over prisons, and healing over punishment.

Shocking news: The system worked and a noxious law got binned

One of those moments when we can see why political activism of all kinds actually matters.

Election Live, August 9: 100-day Covid milestone; Greens release housing policy; hellish poll for NZ First

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

Politics Archive

Relentlessly Covid-negative: Jacinda Ardern launches the Labour campaign

The Labour leader returned yesterday to the Auckland Town Hall, where she was last seen riding the Jacindamania wave towards government.

Why charging Māori to return to their whenua is wrong

The introduction of a $3,100 fee for returning New Zealanders will disadvantage Māori disproportionately.

Election Live, August 8: Labour launches campaign; National unveils party list

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

The rebel MP: Green co-leader Marama Davidson

She's a lone wolf, a team player, a rebel, a leader and the nicest lady around. But what combination of those do you need to survive in government?

100% accurate predictions for the 2020 general election campaign

More scandal? More yaks? More Jami-Lee Ross? Read on to find out...

We were promised no more mines on DOC land, and we were betrayed

The government is not only threatening an endangered species, says Catherine Delahunty – it's threatening future generations.

Abortion became legal in March – but it still divides Labour in South Auckland

One of Labour's most devout MPs has become passionately pro-choice, while another key candidate remains implacably opposed.

Election Live, August 7: Muller’s ex-consultant spent just ’15 minutes’ with him

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

Parliament went out with a bang

Before the 52nd parliament bowed out, it left New Zealand with 19 new laws, all passed in a single day.

Landlord’s paradise: Even after the law changes, NZ still sucks for renters

New Zealand's rental market is a wild west and the landlords are the cowboys

Finally, a council has transferred responsibilities to iwi for the first time under the RMA

Ngāti Tūwharetoa has just become the first iwi to be approved under the Resource Management Act to take over certain council duties.

Election Live, August 6: Parliament adjourns; CovidCard trial announced

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.