John Banks faces retrial

COURT: John Banks appears in the dock.

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Pike River site's future

BERNIE MONK: Victims' families took a vote on where they were going.

9:45 AM  Pike River family representatives and acting Conservation Minister Nick Smith to announce future of the mine site.

Key trumps Little video

Prime Minister John Key gives his state of the nation speech.

OPINION: The battle of the speeches has delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister John Key.

MP Sabin to grill cops

NOT TALKING: MP Mike Sabin.

Mike Sabin, the MP under police investigation for assault, is set to grill senior cops as part of an annual review.

New rules for midwives

Baby toes

Newly registered midwives will be required to undergo a further year of monitoring by mentors. 

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Key opts for state of state houses over state of the nation

Prime Minister John Key had delivered his 2015 State of the Nation today at Auckland Rotary Club at the Stamford Plaza.

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key's scene-setter for the political year today was not so much a state of the nation speech as a state of the nation's state houses speech.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

TALKING POINTS: Andrew Little mixes with the audience after his State of the Nation speech.

Little gets message across

OPINION: Andrew Little delivered a workmanlike State of the Nation speech, but questions remain, writes Vernon Small.

beehive live

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

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. 

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