As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.
Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.
The chief archivist will look into Prime Minister John Key's practice of deleting all of his cellphone text messages.
2014 brought out the worst, rather than the best in our politicians. So, instead, here are seven individuals that shaped politics from outside the Beehive.
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry. . .
Traps, 1080, 'vital to save kiwi'
Former MP Asenati Lole-Taylor 'broke rules' by accessing records
Stuff's top videos of 2014
Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater wins quote of the year
Gerry Brownlee security details differ
Phillip Smith escape report highlights lack of information sharing between agencies
$38.7b for roads, public transport - Government
Judge orders handover of Nicky Hager raid documents
Police ordered to hand over Nicky Hager search documents
Cordon lifted after late-night assault
Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says
Antipodes founder was not mislead over house price, judge finds
New drink-drive limits catch dozens of drivers
Efforts to get more male teachers failing
Less-gassy cows could soon be on farms
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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