Politics

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.

John Banks faces retrial

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Pike walk track wanted

Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

New rules for midwives

Newly registered midwives will be required to undergo a further year of monitoring by mentors before they are allowed to practise alone.

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