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Productivity growth in the public sector appears to be "poor" and some public servants are "actively hostile" to the idea of measuring efficiency, the Productivity Commission says.
Green Party co-founder and former leader Jeanette Fitzsimons still wants the party to pull their support for the Waka Jumping bill â but says she has hit a "brick wall".
The Greens are pushing for a "water test" to be included on land sales to foreigners, meaning the Government would be able to stop people buying land for water bottling.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw has opened the party's annual conference with a list of wins - and an acknowledgement of dead rats.
Fixing New Zealand's water infrastructure will cost billions of dollars. Could new super-regions or even a special tax be the answer? Dominic Harris speaks to those charged with finding a solution.
OPINION: Husband-and-wife comedians and commentators Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court give their views.
Parliament has limped into the final week of a four-week sitting programme not with a whimper but a bang. Limogate, the teachers' strike, the foreign buyers ban - no wonder everyone is hanging out for a breather. So who's up and who's down this week?
EDITORIAL: F Scott Fitzgerald famously said there are no second acts in American life. But New Zealand life? Here, a career can run to four acts, or maybe even five.
OPINION: The Green Party heads into its annual conference this weekend on a historic high built on shaky ground.
Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones has announced the formation of a new independent infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth.
The Ministry of Justice has apologised to Metlink, after one of its employees tweeted about what "a mess" Wellington's bus system was from the Government agency's official Twitter account.
The Greens will not support a local bill designed to enable the construction of the proposed Waimea dam, near Nelson.
An initiative to offer rough sleepers overnight shelter at a public transport facility in south Auckland is being described as a "mixed success" by one of the people involved.
Sarah isn't sure how many days she lay unconscious on her bedroom floor. After her ex-partner violently attacked her she woke up concussed, traumatised and in fear.
The final step in creating the controversial New Zealand taxpayer-funded $11.5 million Saudi agribusiness hub is stalled because a neighbour of businessman Hmood Alali Al-Khalaf objects to the building of an abattoir.
A MÄori weaver who made the kaitaka huaki the next New Zealander of the Year will wear says she might throw her TV out the window if Don Brash wins the award.
NZ First leader Winston Peters says National leader Simon Bridges tried to convince Ron Mark into joining National.
Those who work with some of New Zealand's hardest to reach communities say the make-up of the Government's criminal justice group doesn't include those on the frontlines.