Reporter gets privacy apology

ANDREA VANCE: Parliamentary swipe card and phone records were accessed during the investigation.

Fairfax political reporter Andrea Vance has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her privacy during an investigation into a leaked report.

NZ First attacks council

Backing their man: Sharemilker Bas Nelis had the support of his farming colleagues when he was prosecuted.

Party says Waikato Regional Council bureaucrats who prosecuted Bas Nelis should seek employment in North Korea.

Dotcom appeal dismissed

The Supreme Court has ruled on the 2012 raids of Kim Dotcom's mansion.

Supreme Court dismisses Kim Dotcom's appeal against decision that said the raids were legal.

$10m renewal for building

HISTORICAL HALLMARK: Building owner Maurice Clark, left, and Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Lewis Holden say the building's architecture and internal fittings are too important to Wellington not to strengthen.

Quake-damaged landmark to get $10m restoration, become home to Culture and Heritage ministry.

MBIE gets poor report card

MBIE boss David Smol.

The Government's super ministry is criticised for how it leads economic development.

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OPINION: Is there a better time for political opportunism than in the wake of a "terror" attack? For Prime Minister John Key it seems not.

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Live: That's (almost) a wrap, folks

A warm, red suit was just the thing for Santa as a chilly wind kept rain away until almost the end of Palmerston North’s Christmas parade.

It's the last day of Parliament, and we'll have all the updates on hi-jinks in the house.

Live: The home stretch

After one insane political year, Parliament enters its last sitting week before it adjourns for Christmas.


Beehive Live: Urgent dash

Like a student cramming for an exam, Parliament is jamming through the last of its business as the House prepares to rise tomorrow.