Politics

More than 50 ministry jobs to go

Eighty-six jobs at the business "super ministry" are being disestablished, although this is fewer than was signalled.

Scorecard for ministers and their departments

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".

Beehive Live: Co-leader eyes PM

James Shaw set to mark first day in the House as Greens co-leader by taking the PM to task at Question Time.

Call to sack McCully over Saudi deal

Labour leader Andrew Little has called for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to be sacked over the Saudi farm deal.

Mental health move slammed

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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