Below the beltway

Is rugby or politics the winner on the day here? Does anyone really win in this shirt?

12:00 PM  After a week of politics, who's up and who's down?

PM faces Dunedin protesters

Protesters gather outside Dunedin Public Art Gallery during a visit by Prime Minister John Key.

Protesters have interrupted Prime Minister John Key's visit to Dunedin.

Animal test outlawed

Animal rights campaigners said the Draize test left some rabbits with such badly irritated eyes they had to be killed.

16 min ago  Govt removes a testing regime for hazardous substances that leaves rabbits with irritated eyes.

'Waiotahi' becomes 'Waiotahe'

Former National Party leader Don Brash with  MP Anne Tolley on what was formerly Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki.

The people of the Bay of Plenty town may not have noticed, but on Thursday its name changed.

'Country's biggest slumlord'

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says the conditions state housing tenants live in are appalling.

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox calls for a warrant of fitness for all rental housing.

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opinion

Below the beltway

Is rugby or politics the winner on the day here? Does anyone really win in this shirt?

12:00 PM  After a week of politics, who's up and who's down?

Start again with flag design

OPINION: It's not too late to ditch the proposed flag designs and start again.

Inquiry a welcome barometer

Housing a fundamental right

beehive live

Beehive Live: Almost recess

New Zealand flags fly in front of The Beehive.

It's the last day of the sitting week, but there's no rest for MPs just yet.

Live: Health and Safety bill back

The controversial Health and Safety Reform Bill is back before Parliament today.

Labour MP Sue Moroney's paid parental leave bill is before Parliament today.

Live: Paid parental leave

Two big Bills are up before the House for debate today.

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