National MP Mike Sabin has resigned, citing personal reasons.
Auckland coroner Deborah Marshall will replace NZ's first coroner, Neil MacLean, who is retiring.
Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.
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.
Thirteen city cycleways to be wheeled out in 2015
Losing Russel Norman a huge blow to Greens
Russel Norman: The reluctant leader
Russel Norman quits: Reaction
Russel Norman's resignation speech
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to visit NZ
Farewell 'emotional' - Sutton
Cycleway plan drops into a lower gear
Court logjam 'resolved'
Pike River tragedy: memorial walking track wanted
Man filmed woman in shower at Wellington hostel
Whanganui man dead in Bulls car crash
Daily trivia quiz: January 30
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman resigns
New Zealand passports targeted by criminals, terrorists
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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