The Government has ruled against an independent inquiry into the sexual assault convictions of Peter Ellis.
New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.
Government urged to do more to support millions of refugees fleeing their homes around the world.
It turns out not all kids' doctor visits will be free, which is a broken promise, the Greens say.
Consumers are unwittingly eating food tainted by chemicals, the organic sector says.
OPINION: Brothers. Mates. Sons of Anzacs. Tony Abbott's comments about the Iraq mission underscore the gulf between NZ and Australia on foreign affairs.
OPINION: It was hardly an underarm joke, but John Key engaged in a little trans-Tasman sledging this week, only moments after announcing Tony Abbott is coming for Anzac celebrations.
Welcome to Parliament's last sitting day before MPs head off for the Easter break. We're talking human rights, Northland and America's Cup.
As MPs start the last week before the Easter recess the hot topic in Parliament will no doubt be the Northland by-election success of NZ First's Winston Peters.
The Government kicks off its HomeStart plan, among other new laws. And petitions for publicly funded gender reassignment surgery, along with a ban on fireworks are before parliament.