No need to hit panic button - Key

John Key says there is no "ideological" barrier to more spending if the economy needs a boost.

PM John Key leaves the door open to extra spending if growth slows sharply, but says don't panic yet.

Fewer children in welfare families

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has released the latest Government score card, showing reduced crime and welfare dependency.

Fewer children are living in welfare-dependent families.

EQC Act gets shake up

The Earthquake Commission Act is getting a shake up.

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission Act.

More legal support for schools

School boards will have better legal support for cases like the one involving St Bede's rowers Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell.

Schools taken to court by angry parents will soon get more legal support.

Police broke search promise

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager.

Lawyer says officers broke pledge not to act on anything they found until their search warrant was tested in court.

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Why I climbed Parliament

Verena Maeder faces a three-month prison sentence if she is convicteed of trespass for her part in a Greenpeace protest on the roof of Parliament.

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Tickets not the only thing scalped

OPINION: Ticket scalping is just taking the free market to its logical extreme.

Any advance on 10 bridges?

New law poorly-drafted, vague, and could criminalise free speech

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Beehive Live: Recess upon us

The Beehive

As Parliament draws to a recess, the question on many MPs' lips is: "have I been offered tickets to the rugby yet?"

Live: Selling to the Aussies

Opposition parties come out swinging as the Government looks at selling state houses to an Australian firm.

The queue for second-chance tickets to the Super Rugby final outside Te Papa weaved for hundreds of metres.

Beehive Live: Just the ticket

It's all eyes online Wednesday morning, as extra tickets go on sale for the Super Rugby 

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