Govt blocks abuse experiment

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has halted an experiment which would have seen 60,000 children monitored for two years to see if they were abused.

Minister furious at officials who suggested not intervening in high-risk child abuse cases.

NZ will sign TPP - end of tale

Auckland houses generic

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

Andrew Little hops to the Left

Labour leader Andrew Little takes tips from brewer Shigeo Takagi as they create a craft beer at The Occasional Brewer in Wellington.

They say the test of a political leader is whether you would want to have a beer with them.

More Auckland politicians?

Waitemata local board chair Shale Chambers (left) says his area is already under-represented.

6:28 AM  The country's largest city wants to expand the council as its population grows.

Key's TPP phone diplomacy

John Key takes a phone call. Prime Minister John Key and Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees and former All Star, Curtis Granderson stop in at the Auckland Blues training. Thursday 27th January 2011. Photo: Shane Wenzlick

John Key is personally lobbying world leaders to give ground on dairy tariffs in the final days of trade talks.

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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: Mournful anthem

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

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

Beehive Live: Serco hauled in

The pressure on Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga to deal with Serco over serious incidents at Mt Eden prison is continuing to mount.

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the Government is unlikely to progress any proprosed restructure of the health system.

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.

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