Politics

National MP Mike Sabin quits

National MP Mike Sabin has resigned, citing personal reasons.

New chief coroner appointed

Auckland coroner Deborah Marshall will replace NZ's first coroner, Neil MacLean, who is retiring.

Fish-hook in state house sales plan

Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.

Chopper chartered from Pike funds

Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.

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