NZ has signalled a new, tougher stance on China. How will Beijing respond?

The most important foreign policy statement we have seen yet from the new government includes a shift in NZ's position on China

Opposition can be soul-destroying. But that’s no excuse for such stupidity

The opposition has failed to learn the lessons of a predecessor which tied itself up in credibility knots, writes Peter Dunne

Can you buy a Kiwibuild house?

The buyer eligibility rules for Kiwibuild houses have just been released. So, are you on the list?

National has signed up on zero emissions, but not the map to get there

Former National cabinet minister Wayne Mapp asks what the party’s green policy might look like

Politics Archive

Andrew Little: ‘Pākehā ways of engaging are so inadequate’

The 'minister for everything' on nation building and resolving Treaty settlements on 'marae time'

The many, many problems with the foreign buyer ban

The government says new data suggesting foreign buyers have a much larger role in the housing market than previously thought is “a vindication” of its foreign buyer ban. But that doesn't mean the ban makes any sense.

The Winstonmageddon-o-meter™: the very latest status of NZ under PM Peters

New Zealand's leading data visionaries Hayden Donnell and Toby Morris read the nation's thermometer as it undergoes the six-week Jacinderregnum

Fact check: Has there been more striking in 9 months of Labour than 9 years of National?

It's a bold claim from Simon Bridges, but has his office pulled a bit of a swifty on the numbers? Alex Braae checks the maths.

Please join me in the exorcism of Simon Bridges

The National leader has been lambasted over an interview about the Ardern-Clarke baby. But the real problem is he has been possessed.

Waiting for Neve Te Aroha: inside the media room at Auckland Hospital

How does one report on something that's happening behind closed doors? New Zealand media did their best last week as Jacinda Ardern gave birth, but was it enough? Or too much?

Will New Zealand stand silent while Trump’s America tortures children?

When the US state throws children into cages, we are firmly at the point in history where future generations might ask, ‘what would I have done?’

The 24 most Winston things said by Winston Peters in the last 24 hours

The almost-prime-minister has been answering a lot of questions across the last 24 hours, as only he can.

‘You could say it’s a curtain raiser’: Winston Peters takes the maternity-cover stage

We watch Winston Peters address the press as the nearly-acting-prime-minister

Live blog: Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford reveal cardigan details

We provide live updates as the country anticipates the arrival of the prime minister's baby.

Bridges to somewhere: why National’s climate U-turn is such a big deal

Climate change is not a partisan issue, and the need to take big steps to reduce emissions is urgent.

Call the cops: a senior cabinet minister accidentally told the truth about drugs

Phil Twyford called meth use a “health issue” this morning, and said his Housing NZ would not make people homeless. Good words and true. So why is his government still locking addicts up?