Bill English was just starting to roll out his social investment idea throughout Government when he lost power. His frustration at Labour's reluctance to wholeheartedly adopt the idea was evident in an interview with Thomas Coughlan.
The new Government wants New Zealand to become a world leader in targeting 'wellbeing' with its Budgets, starting in 2019. Thomas Coughlan explains what that might mean.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Children's Minister Tracey Martin have announced a full Royal Commission into abuse in state care that will address the overall issue of compensation and will look at religious institutions where the state placed children into their care.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set a target to roughly halve the number of children living in poverty over the next 10 years - a target which she described as ambitious.
Jacinda Ardern has laid out a plan for a multi-decade and bipartisan drive to slash child poverty. It will only work if National signs up to it, and the early signs aren't good. Bernard Hickey reports.
In today's email we preview the crucial first debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English.
In today's email we looked at how the leaking of Winston Peters' private superannuation information has turned the spotlight onto the 'no surprises' policy, and may end up benefiting Winston in the polls.
In today's email we detail the follow up to the leaking of Winston Peters' superannuation information.
In today's email we catch up on the weekend's election related news.
Just four months ago, the Government described its $2 billion deal with Kristine Bartlett and her fellow aged care workers as an historic first step towards achieving pay equity. But Bartlett, who was overjoyed when she celebrated the deal with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, now says she feels betrayed by the Government. Andre Chumko reports.