The US ambassador to New Zealand has already ticked an item off his bucket list - on his first day in the country.
Bill English was seen holding open the door to a Wellington waterfront bar for members of his inner circle after the National conference at the weekend.
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Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed disgraced MP Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape recording that led to his downfall.
Students and the regions would get big wins if NZ First gets its way after the election, with party leader Winston Peters promising to "repopulate the provinces".
A fourth-term National Government will further cut taxes and raise incomes, Prime Minister Bill English has said in a speech to lift party faithful after a horror week.
Major political parties have found a way around electoral campaign rules by calling hundreds of public meetings across the country.
Some National Party supporters may have worried when former leader John Key stepped down as leader.
Psa cost Craig Jeffries his orchard, and it almost cost him his home.
An Englishman's home is his castle, they used to say. And a New Zealander's private life is equally sacrosanct. Governments intrude at their peril into our bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dinner tables.
Elections will almost always bring controversy, bickering and that orange man interrupting your favourite soap opera.
The rising star of New Zealand politics recently fell to earth in my town. In my kitchen, in fact.
MPs like to claim their party alone gets "the issues real New Zealanders care about".
If, in my last living moment, I find myself lost to a huge ball of flame I know what will be going through my mind: "Is this the work of terrorists? Or did I do something unbelievably stupid this time with the gas oven?"
One of my earliest memories is of sitting at a table at kindergarten before Easter, dipping hard-boiled eggs in coloured dyes. The other kid at my table had painted his blue, and started eating it. The kindy teacher came over and said, "Oh, Cole, did you eat your egg?" His mouth was full and his lips were blue but he shook his head â no.
The Clutha-Southland electorate is enormous. It is bigger than Belgium or Taiwan. Switzerland only just pips Southland in size.
In an apparent effort to engage with millennial voters, Prime Minister Bill English has created a Snapchat account.
Prime Minister Bill English is implicated in the Todd Barclay affair and should resign.
National is using a horror week to shake its supporters out of any complacency over the election.
A tough interview with Prime Minister Bill English over alleged secret recordings left him squirming, but not admitting any regret for his actions.