Beehive Live: Wednesday

16 min ago Today is Members' Day in Parliament so after Question Time and general debate the house will move into considering private, local and members' bills.

NZ behind in parental leave

Parents taking time off work to care for their children are getting a rough deal compared with other countries.

Move to ban animal testing of cosmetics

Govt moves to ban animal testing on "finished cosmetics products and ingredients" - even though there is no known example in NZ.

'Long process' for Teina Pora

Teina Pora, who spent more than 20 years in prison, faces a "long process" in any bid for compensation, Justice Minister warns.

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