It's Christmas and police should have better access to guns to fight the inevitable surge in domestic violence.
As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.
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.
Peter Ellis inquiry bid led by Don Brash
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
Couriers caught on film kicking goods
$100m Hilton project back to drawing board
$10m renewal for heritage building
Corrections suspends staff over hospital escape
Marines storm hospital with disarming generosity
Less-gassy cows could soon be on farms
Accusations overshadow Earl Va'a appointment at Wellington Lions
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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