The Labour Party, Greens, NZ First and Mana have met in Christchurch to discuss a report which lays out policy changes it says can turn around the manufacturing industry.
Lianne Dalziel says as mayor she'll be able to work with both Labour and National governments on the Christchurch rebuild.
3 News political editor Patrick Gower takes a look at the week in politics.
The Salvation Army has taken aim at the Maori Party's attempt at minimising gambling harm.
The contest for the Christchurch mayoralty is shaping up to be a strong one. Bob Parker and Lianne Dalziel spoke to John Campbell.
The Government reported a smaller operating deficit than predicted in last month's Budget forecasts as improving corporate profitability underpinned a bigger company tax take.
An OECD report on New Zealand supports key elements of the Labour and Green parties' policies for making the economy grow faster and distribute wealth more fairly.
Key has attacked the Labour-Greens alliance, calling their economic agenda "wacky, extreme and unusual".
Meat shipments held up for weeks on Chinese wharves have finally started moving to markets.
Nick Smith says the deal with Bathurst will see native species on the Denniston Plateau protected, not obliterated.
Last weeks budget acknowledged there had been a ten million dollar under-spend in health workforce training.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is blaming officials in his own ministry for bungling certifications for meat products exported to China
Govt officials now admit they don't actually know why China is blocking New Zealand meat and they also don't know when it will end.
Meat exports to China are at a standstill as the Government tries to sort out problems that are holding up consignments.
There's still no word from the Government on when stalled shipments of meat will be cleared to enter China.
Finance Minister Bill English joins The Nation in the studio to discuss the Budget.
An international credit rating agency has placed eight smaller New Zealand banks on notice of a credit downgrade.
Three weeks ago, Winston Peters made a speech to Grey Power in Takapuna, entitled - "Auckland, super city or sin city?"
The Nation reporter Torben Akel took a close look at her background and asked some of her peers: has her luck run out?
Peter Dunne has resigned as a minister; but is that enough for Winston Peters?
Conservation Minister Nick Smith says the decision he is about to make is the toughest of his career.
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