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Judith Collins speaks after National Party caucus meeting: 'Onwards and upwards'

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 2:29 pm | RNZ

Judith Collins is giving a media briefing after the National Party's first caucus meeting since the election, which returned their worst result in years. More >>

Businessman Eric Watson sentenced to a four-month jail term

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:59 am | RNZ

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More >>

Māori Party Campaigning For Next Election - Tamihere

Monday, 19 October 2020, 4:06 pm | RNZ

Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere says six of the Māori electorates are in play for the 2023 election, and his party has started its campaign today. Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere arrives at his election night party in Te Atatū. Photo: ... More >>

NZ Election Brings In Largest Pacific Caucus

Monday, 19 October 2020, 4:04 pm | RNZ

New Zealand's Labour Party will see its largest ever Pacific caucus after claiming a landslide victory of 64 seats in Parliament. Last term's four existing Pasifika MPs, Carmel Sepuloni for Kelston, Jenny Salesa for *Panmure-Ōtāhuhu, Aupito William ... More >>

A Government For All NZ Must Be Diverse - Greens Co-Leader

Monday, 19 October 2020, 4:01 pm | RNZ

Green Party co-leader James Shaw says he has spoken to Jacinda Ardern since last night's win for Labour, but they haven't discussed any possibilities of forming the next government. Greens co-leader James Shaw and Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern. ... More >>

Government Will Be Formed 'Within The Next Two To Three Weeks' - Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 19 October 2020, 3:58 pm | RNZ

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says the next government will be formed within the next few weeks, following the party's resounding victory in the 2020 General Election. Watch a live stream of the stand-up here: Last night's results have given the Labour ... More >>

Comment: Jacinda Ardern has huge majority but that may not be much use to her

Monday, 19 October 2020, 9:55 am | RNZ

Opinion - Ardern now has to work out how on earth she will reduce inequality, all the while holding back the tidal wave of poverty represented by the newly jobless, without the extra revenue she needs for the task. More >>

The red tide: Labour wins 15 seats held by National

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 11:09 am | RNZ

It's the red tide - a Labour landslide in the electorates has seen the party win 15 seats previously held by National Party MPs - including major upsets in Ilam, Nelson, East Coast, Upper Harbour and Northcote to name a few. More >>

Double-dip recession next year, but housing rolls on

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:38 am | RNZ

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More >>

Poll: Labour on 46%, National 31%, while Greens and ACT both on 8%

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:29 am | RNZ

Tonight's political poll puts Labour on 46 percent and National on 31 percent with just one day remaining until election day. More >>

Election 2020: Has Judith Collins been served well by National's key tacticians and strategists?

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:27 am | RNZ

Opinion - Sooner or later this question will be asked - if National Party Leader Judith Collins has been served well by her key tacticians and strategists in this campaign, writes Sandeep Singh. More >>

Exclusive: The secret case of the NZ First Foundation

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:27 am | RNZ

Despite a legal battle, the names of those charged in the NZ First Foundation fraud case remain suppressed. As Guyon Espiner reports, the foundation has been shrouded in secrecy from the start. More >>

Youth vote: Nearly 5% more 18 to 29 year olds enrolled than in 2017

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:26 am | RNZ

There are just two more sleeps until election day, but that has not stopped efforts to get more young people enrolled to vote. More >>

Climate change already having 'profound impact' as fire risk rises - report

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:25 am | RNZ

Not as clean and green as you might think - and New Zealanders need to stop driving so much. That's the message from the Ministry for the Environment's latest report. More >>

Cannabis referendum: More than 100 doctors back legalising recreational use

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:24 am | RNZ

More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association's backtracking from opposing the bill to neutrality. More >>

RNZ Breaks Radio Industry Survey Records

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 1:22 pm | RNZ

RNZ National has become the first New Zealand radio station to record more than 700,000 listeners each week in a nationwide GfK radio industry survey.* The latest GfK radio industry survey for 2020 reflects the impact of COVID-19 and underlines ... More >>

'Every vote counts': Prisoner voting rights returned

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:12 am | RNZ

For the first time in a decade, prisoners serving less than three years can vote in the general election. More >>

Judith Collins: Obese people must take responsibility for 'personal choices'

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 12:54 pm | RNZ

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not "blame systems for personal choices". More >>

Judith Collins' final week attacks 'bizarre', 'desperate' - pundits

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 12:49 pm | RNZ

Political commentators say Judith Collins' efforts to ramp up attacks against Labour in the final week of the election campaign appear to be an effort to shore up support from her party's base. More >>

Is Renewable Energy A Victory Or A Diversion?

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 6:20 am | RNZ

From The Detail Reaching 100 percent renewable energy in New Zealand sounds like a great statistic to boast about, but is it the best way of arresting climate change? Listen  Aotearoa is set to miss its climate change targets at the rate we ... More >>