Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
The battle of the speeches has delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister John Key, who set out headline-grabbing plans to revamp social housing.
Mike Sabin, the MP under police investigation for assault, is set to grill senior cops as part of an annual review.
Newly registered midwives will be required to undergo a further year of monitoring by mentors before they are allowed to practise alone.
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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?
If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.
I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.
It's just part of the political game.
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