After court quashes his conviction, former Auckland mayor says he feels the sun is shining extra bright.
Take a look back at the extraordinary events of the past seven days.
Millionaire is in court in a bid to withdraw guilty pleas after alleged domestic violence incident.
Domestic violence in New Zealand is a slow-burning disaster, and a cultural shift is needed says Sir Owen Glenn.
'Flippant' Finlayson not his best at 6am.
OPINION: When we catch a minister breaking the law, they don't resign. They ask their pollster if the scandal is resonating with voters.
OPINION: As he hits the books in coming weeks, Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson will be building on thinking that's been percolating for months.
As we mark a close to the first week of the final sitting of Parliament for the year, we'll be taking a look back at the extraordinary events of the past seven days.
Bill giving spies new powers sent to select committee last night, just hours after urgent debate on past activities of the SIS.