Politics

National MP Mike Sabin quits

2:09pm National MP Mike Sabin has resigned, citing personal reasons.

New chief coroner appointed

2:53pm Auckland coroner Deborah Marshall will replace NZ's first coroner, Neil MacLean, who is retiring.

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.

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