Babies not seen as 'lab rats'

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley was furious at officials who suggested an observational trial on 60,000 newborns to check abuse-predictor tool.

Officials proposing study to see whether children would get abused wouldn't have thought of them as "lab rats", ethics expert says.

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Murray McCully address the United Nations' Security Council in New York, US.

NZ in Security Council top seat as Russia blocks probe into downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Russian MH17 veto slammed

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in this March 12, 2014 file photo. The airline is set to terminate at least one-third of its 20,000 workforce in its effort to save the national carrier, local media reported on May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

NZ joins condemnation over Russia vetoing bid to prosecute those behind downing of jet.

Labour axes vote-benefit ban

It was suggested those not enrolled to vote be denied benefit payments as a way of lifting voter turnout.

Labour has backed away from a proposal to withhold benefits from those who are not enrolled to vote.

Anthem change would cost: PM

Prime Minster John Key says calling for a new national anthem while criticising the flag change process is "audacious".

Prime Minister criticises those slating the tone of the national anthem.

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NZ will sign TPP - end of story

Foreign buying of Auckland houses is a key point of difference between National and Labour over the Trans Tasman Partnership free trade deal.

OPINION: The sun will more than likely come up tomorrow and New Zealand will sign the TPP deal.

Security Council gives more visibility

When Murray McCully and John Kerry caught up in Washington they found plenty to praise each other about.

Offspring living it up - to the max

Parental leave should be lifted

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Beehive Live: New York talk

Murray McCully address the United Nations' Security Council in New York, US.

NZ in the Security Council top seat as Russia blocks probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Beehive Live: Health sector shakeup?

Join our gallery team as they bring you all the news on Serco and a proposed health system shakeup live.

Labour leader Andrew Little has called the national anthem a "dirge".

Beehive Live: Mournful anthem

Is a shake up for schools on the cards? And should we ditch our "dirge" national anthem?

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