Ten things to watch out for

OPINION: The prime minister's opening statement to Parliament may have fallen flat but there will still be plenty of fireworks in 2016.

'Stairway to Heaven' saved money: Ministry

 The Ministry of Education has spent almost $20 million on a redesign of its new office block, including $2.5m on a 12 floor staircase named "the Stairway to Heaven".

Who owns NZ's shoreline?

The Abel Tasman beach for sale may soon be given to the Crown - what are they missing?

PM reveals $17b hole in economy

But the PM says the Government is committed to tax cuts as hostilities resume at Parliament.

Metiria Turei returns with a surprise

Why the Green Party co-leader took sabbatical for four weeks.

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