Opposition leader Simon Bridges says he's seen no evidence that his sister has been teaching creationism in place of the New Zealand science curriculum at a private christian school.
A finance company implicated in student visa fraud in Sri Lanka has been providing information for Immigration New Zealand applications since 2012.
If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.
National wants the head of an inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as deputy police commissioner to step down or be sacked.
Hundreds of students from Sri Lanka could be here illegally, while officials do what they can to investigate claims of fraud in the student visa scheme.
Government agencies have been asked to urgently find ways to reduce the harm caused by synthetic cannabis.
The government wants public input on a set of well-being indicators it intends to incorporate into all future Budgets.
A cross-party solution is needed to stem the synthetic cannabis crisis, acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will formally return to her duties at midnight on Wednesday when the acting Prime Minister, Winston Peters, goes overseas.
Top health officials have this morning signed up to an accord, promising to better manage staffing levels to ensure the health workforce is safe.
National would aim to triple the number of charter schools if it formed the next government, leader Simon Bridges says.
- Simon Bridges needed to achieve two things in his first speech as opposition leader to the party faithful at the National Party conference, writes Brigette Morten
Gangs are becoming more visible in communities and are starting to flex their muscles, National Party justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sent out a video with her new baby just hours after the National Party leader delivered his maiden speech today.
Smaller class sizes in primary schools and more teachers under a National government is the pledge Simon Bridges has given in his first speech as party leader at the National Party conference.
National's deputy leader has called on party members and MPs to stay united in the face of attacks from the government.
A directive has been sent to Immigration New Zealand staff with orders to not grant visas to Russians blacklisted by the country's security allies.
The Green Party is gritting its teeth and supporting a bill that would have prevented the success of its founding members and will put out some of its core membership.
Market access is one of the main sticking points to New Zealand getting into the Pacific Alliance, the trade minister says.
The international education sector says any restriction to the ability of foreign students to work while studying would be the death blow for some institutions.