Bill English’s National Party got 46% of the vote, but needs a coalition partner to form the next government.
As the leaders of New Zealand's two major parties enter coalition talks with minor parties, a reluctance to cross ideological boundaries could limit their options.
Bill English addresses supporters at the National Party election night event.
New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.
Bill English (right) has campaigned on stability and continuity, while Labour leader Jacinda Ardern (left) is looking for a generational step-change and a new style of politics.
As New Zealanders go to the polls, they may look back on the election campaign as a turning point in the country's politics, regardless of the outcome.
Bill English has been endorsed by his colleagues to become New Zealand’s next prime minister.
Having won three straight elections, John Key is a hard act for anyone to follow as leader. That is now Bill English's task.
John Key has stepped down as New Zealand’s prime minister, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is leaving as a leader, and not in defeat.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right about voter turnout in New Zealand?
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
Despite the Treaty of Waitangi, acts by both the British Crown and successive New Zealand governments have had detrimental effects on the Māori population.
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Reconciliation efforts were established in New Zealand 30 years ago to tackle grievances stemming from government initiatives that have seen Māori lose both resources and power.
Patrick McClure’s recently released review of Australia’s welfare system borrowed heavily from the reform agenda across the ditch.
The claim that New Zealand's investment approach to welfare reform has been “very successful” is at best unproven. Arguably, it is plain wrong.
New Zealand Labour leader David Cunliffe cast an early ballot, but few voters followed his lead, with Labour recording its worst result since 1922.
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For the New Zealand Labour Party, which has been the dominant force on the left since it first took office in 1935, Saturday’s general election was a very bad day at the office. The 24.7% of the vote Labour…
New Zealand Labour leader David Cunliffe (left) and NZ Prime Minister John Key during a televised political debate.
We’re in the final few days of an election campaign that has had it all – comedy, conspiracy and claims of dirty politics – though none of it has dented New Zealand National Prime Minister John Key’s chances…
New Zealand prime minister John Key is accused of attack politics by proxy.
Since its publication in August, Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment has dominated the political agenda in the lead-up to the September 20…