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.
Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.
Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
An "emotional" Roger Sutton has farewelled his former Cera colleagues.
Cycleway plan drops into a lower gear
New midwives to undergo extra year of monitoring
Minister to hear judges' concerns
Key trumps Little on speech day
MP Sabin to grill cops
Key opts for state of state houses over state of the nation
Government to sell 1000 - 2000 state houses - John Key
Andrew Little Speech: State of the Nation
John Key Speech: Next steps in social housing
New baby for Greens co-leader Russel Norman and wife
New Zealand passports targeted by criminals, terrorists
Man set fire to Featherston house he built with ex-wife
Higher entrance standards result in fewer students
Areas on track for driest January on record
Jamie Oliver to open restaurant in Wellington
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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