In a country that should only be dealing with first-world problems, there are a few areas where the water supply is still sub-standard and undrinkable.
The parents of a forestry worker killed on the job say the Government will have blood on its hands if it weakens health and safety reforms.
Andrew Little: I say cut the crap. Admit you got it wrong, made policy up on the hoof and move on.
Kiwis are able to go back to having 10-year passports because they're produced with state-of-the-art technology, John Key says.
Protesters clashed with police outside Sky City today, while inside the John Key was delivering his own verdict on the Budget.
A $790 million child hardship package was announced in the Budget, including a weekly $25 increase in benefits for beneficiaries with children.
Finance Minister Bill English today delivered his seventh Budget, introducing a new travel levy and dropping KiwiSaver's $1000 kick-start.
A US judge has ordered the State Department to end its foot-dragging and release thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton.
The Starship Foundation raises more than $5 million a year to deliver top-of-the-line care to kids who need it.
EU nations have approved plans for an unprecedented naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers.
People who sell an investment property within two years of buying it will be taxed on the gains, the Government has announced.
An attempt at private litigation over the ponytail-gate saga, which left Prime Minister John Key in hot water, has been thrown out.
The Government will spend an extra $33 million on immigration security as it attempts to block high-risk visitors from entering the country.
The Government is rejecting the need for a cross-party accord to tackle poverty, despite a report warning that life is getting tougher in the regions.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed his first all Conservative cabinet after unexpectedly winning a majority in the election.
Ten deaths in a weekend have sparked a national chorus to find out what we're doing about the carnage on our roads.
The Prime Minister says diplomatic protection officers haven't been reprimanded for beating Prince Harry's team in a pub quiz last night.
Death threats, physical attacks, stalking and abuse at home - it's all part of the job it seems, if you're a politician.
Voting is under way in the most uncertain British general election for decades.
The voting polls have just opened in Britain, and this time tomorrow the two main parties will find out if they've done enough to form a stable government.
David Seymour drew heckles and laughter when he stood and offered the his party's warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess, "on the birth of princess Catherine".
Christchurch will host the first flag 'engagement hui' on May 16, which will be part of a national roadshow as well as websites for design submissions.
Dozens of police and protesters have been hurt in a demonstration by Ethiopian Israelis in Tel Aviv.
The brother of a Cabinet minister will appear in court tomorrow on charges of a sexual nature, and Labour says the minister should have been stood down because there's a conflict of interest.
The Prime Minister is suggesting Auckland may have to acknowledge some hard truths when it comes to the controversial ports debate.