The Ministry of Education's Peter Hughes has been named chief executive of the year for the third time, while the State Services Commission has been labelled a "disaster".
James Shaw set to mark first day in the House as Greens co-leader by taking the PM to task at Question Time.
Labour leader Andrew Little has called for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to be sacked over the Saudi farm deal.
Labour says the Government's use of social bonds in the area of mental health is "a disaster in the making".
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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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