More than 300 state houses are sitting empty because of methamphetamine contamination, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.
Police Minister Judith Collins is backing the boys in blue amid calls for a rethink in their pursuit strategy.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, but not for Northland MP and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters who was apparently barred from getting on board a school bus.
It's been revealed the performance of both Defence Force and its ministry have been given a rating of just 50 percent by minister Gerry Brownlee.
A $20 million building revamp by the Ministry of Education includes a $2.4m staircase. The ministry says it will actually save the taxpayer money.
Newshub political editor Patrick Gower joined Paul Henry to discuss the week in politics, including the TPP, Kevin Rudd and the Abel Tasman beach.
Detainees held by the Syrian government are dying on a massive scale, United Nations investigators say.
After Prime Minister John Key's no-show at Waitangi, there are renewed calls to shift the traditional welcome of political leaders to the upper marae on the Treaty Grounds.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has had a sex toy thrown at him by protesters in Waitangi.
Of course John Key has decided not to go to Waitangi. Instead he's going to the nines.
Prime Minister John Key's absence is likely to take some of the heat out of big protests expected at Waitangi.
Ngapuhi elder Kingi Taurua says the Government treated the iwi "like children" over the TPP consultation.
Police battling Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) protesters in Auckland yesterday had no choice but to rough up demonstrators, says one former top cop
Auckland University Professor of Law Jane Kelsey is an ardent opponent of the TPP and says it's important that protesters keep letting the Government know they are unhappy with it.
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed he will attend celebrations at Waitangi after an invitation for him to access and speak on the lower marae was extended to him.
Newshub political editor Patrick Gower joined Paul Henry to discuss the weekAAAs political events: Waitangi and the signing of the TPP.
John Key says while it's his "strong preference" to go to events at Waitangi, he won't go at all if he's not welcome or not permitted to speak on the lower marae.
Prime Minister John Key says his plans for Waitangi weekend are "TBC" amidst a backdrop of uncertainty of whether he'll be allowed on marae grounds or not.
Labour's free tertiary education plan has today sparked a debate about quantity of students versus quality of education.
Labour leader Andrew Little is confident the country can afford to offer free education to people whose jobs are threatened by technological advances.
Two-time world champion Anton Cooper is eyeing up a massive year in 2016.
President Vladimir Putin probably approved a 2006 Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210 in London, a British inquiry has concluded.
Swimming toys that bind a user's legs together in order to make them swim like a mermaid have been banned from Auckland Council's leisure centres over fears they could be dangerous.