Waitangi Day trouble expected

Hinewhare Harawira at Waitangi

Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.

Principal under investigation

'ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR'€™: James Haggett.

The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife.

Greens set for leadership run-off

Greens co-leader Russel Norman made his resignation announcement with Metiria Turei  at his side.

The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.

Editorial: Norman can be proud

AMBITIOUS: Russel Norman would have liked to be in Government.

OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.

Russel Norman to step down gallery video

STANDING DOWN: Russel Norman.

Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.

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Editorial: Norman can be proud

AMBITIOUS: Russel Norman would have liked to be in Government.

OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.

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

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.

JUST A SNACK: Labour leader Andrew Little delivered sparse policy  detail in his speech.

Little big on ambition

OPINION: Andrew Little set an ambitious target for the future of New Zealand, which threatens to sink without a trace.

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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.

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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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