By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 11 NZPA - Free off-peak travel for elderly people under the SuperGold card is set to exceed its annual $18 million budget and the Government is looking at ways of reining it in, which may impact on services.
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - The first poll since the election has seen most parties retaining their support base, but a large increase in the number of people who think New Zealand is heading in the right direction.
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - Labour and NZ First have disclosed they received large donations from the wealthy Vela family within 10-days of the election.
Auckland, Nov 9 NZPA - Quotes from the election and its aftermath. * "It's over and out for me," Helen Clark concedes defeat and announces she will be handing over the Labour Party leadership before Christmas.
By Kevin Norquay of NZPA Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - Twenty nine years after fighting his way into Parliament on a court-ordered recount, Winston Peters was yesterday voted back into the wilderness.
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - National Party leader John Key will start forming a centre-right government this week after winning the general election and ending nine years of Labour reign.
Wellington, Nov 7 NZPA - National and its partner parties ACT and United Future are poised to win the election, latest opinion polls show.
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - National has just enough support to win the election but it would take only a small swing for Labour to hold on to power, latest polls show.