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Beehive Live: Recess upon us

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As Parliament draws to a recess, the question on many MPs' lips is: "have I been offered tickets to the rugby yet?"

Beehive Live: Just the ticket

The queue for second-chance tickets to the Super Rugby final outside Te Papa weaved for hundreds of metres.

It's all eyes online Wednesday morning, as extra tickets go on sale for the Super Rugby 

Live: Selling to the Aussies

One of the Southland state houses for sale under the Housing New Zealand FirstHome initiative.

Opposition parties come out swinging as the Government looks at selling state houses to an Australian firm.

Beehive Live: Protests, mean tweets

Protesters abseil onto a ledge on Parliament buildings.

Why have Greenpeace scaled Parliament? And do MPs have feelings too? Get all the answers right here.

Beehive Live: Ministers in hot seat

Gerry Brownlee

It's a busy day of select committees with more ministers fronting about their portfolios and in some cases, explaining what's gone wrong.

Beehive Live: Tuesday June 23

Former Conserative Party leader Colin Craig.

Former Conservative leader Colin Craig has certainly got people talking.

Beehive Live: Thursday June 18

Sheep sent to Saudi Arabia as part of a controversial business deal will be a talking point in the House today.

News of the deaths of hundreds of lambs born to ewes the Government flew to a farm in Saudi Arabia as part of a controversial business deal will keep MPs busy today.

Beehive Live: Wednesday June 17

Shortage of houses keeps buyers cautious.

Join us live as the housing and Saudi sheep issues show no sign of slowing in Parliament, and ministers front to select committees

Beehive Live: Tuesday June 16

Housing Minister Nick Smith is under fire for his handling of an Auckland housing development.

The storm just keeps brewing for the Government over their handling of Auckland land for housing development.

Beehive Live: New bill

Tune in here for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness, which can only be found in the halls of Parliament.

MPs have a 1 in 73 chance of having their proposed legislation drawn out in Parliament's lottery.

Beehive Live: Members' Day

The Beehive and the statue of Richard John Seddon in Wellington, NZ.

Boat people, the wrong person being sent child abuse records, and Members' bills fill the agenda today.

Beehive Live: Co-leader eyes PM

NZ Green Party co-leader James Shaw's first day in the House in his new role.

James Shaw set to mark first day in the House as Greens co-leader by taking the PM to task at Question Time.

Beehive Live: Focus on Saudi deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Government inherited a troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia from the previous Labour government.

The questions and criticism of the Government's involvement in a deal with a Saudi Arabian businessman keep coming.

Beehive Live: Budget marathon

Debate on the Budget continues in the House.

Budget debate continues in the House today, with a full morning of select committees and other political news keeping the Beehive buzzing. 

Beehive Live: Maurice trouble-making?

National MP Maurice Williamson tried unsuccessfully to jump ship to ACT according to party leader David Seymour.

National MP Maurice Williamson is causing headaches for PM John Key after he reportedly unsuccessfully tried to jump ship to ACT.

Beehive Live: Budget Day video

Bill English delivers the Budget 2015.

Government launches attack on hardship, but Labour accuses it of hitting "the panic button".

Beehive Live: One more sleep to go

Finance Minister Bill English with this year's Budget to be announced on Thursday.

It's a busy day ahead with just one more sleep until the Budget announcement.

Beehive Live: Budget count-down

All eyes are on Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English as Budget Day looms.

Question Time today will be consumed with debate around the Government's pre-budget announcements.

Live: Flag submissions, petitions video

The Beehive in Wellington, NZ.

The flag debate continues to rage within the Beehive - this morning the Justice and Electoral committee is hearing submissions.

Beehive Live: Members' day

NZ First MP Ria Bond will make her maiden speech to Parliament Wednesday afternoon.

It's a full day of activities here in Parliament, with Select Committees sitting this morning, and the House considering Members' Bills this afternoon. 

Live: Flag designs and fasting

The debate over New Zealand's flag opens to the public.

It's Prime Minister John Key's first day back in the House since it emerged he repeatedly pulled the pontail of Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey. 

Beehive Live: flags, housing and trade

Will it stay or will it go? The Flag Referendum Bill is before select committee today.

Labour beats Government to its own housing announcement this morning, revealing plans to transfer 2800 state houses to Auckland's Tamaki Redevelopment Group.

Live: Budgets, Trade and Bali 9

Bali Nine: Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.

Top of the agenda will be the political reaction to the execution of the ring-leaders of the Bali Nine.

Beehive Live: MPs return

Prime Minister John Key meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.

After a three-week recess, the MPs have returned and are ready to face a grilling on the last 21 days of events.

Beehive Live: The Easter Wrap-up

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Welcome to Parliament's last sitting day before MPs head off for the Easter break. We're talking human rights, Northland and America's Cup.

Beehive Live: New month, new laws

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The Government kicks off its HomeStart plan, among other new laws. And petitions for publicly funded gender reassignment surgery, along with a ban on fireworks are before parliament.

Beehive Live: Tuesday

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As MPs start the last week before the Easter recess the hot topic in Parliament will no doubt be the Northland by-election success of NZ First's Winston Peters.

Winston Peters takes it

National Party candidate Mark Osborne, New Zealand First leader and new Northland MP Winston Peters.

Live results of the by-election: The votes are in and it's a Winston Peters white-wash.

Beehive Live: Crunchtime in Northland

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters

From Japan to Northland, the PM is wasting no time in trying to gain the almost certain lead NZ First leader Winston Peters has in the race for the Northland seat.

Beehive Live: Wednesday 25 March

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 20:  New Zealand flags fly in front of The Beehive and Parliament House during the Commission Opening of Parliament on October 20, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  This is the first ceremony for the official opening of New Zealand's 51st Parliament.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

It's going to be tough to match the excitement of last night's Black Caps win today, given even the halls of Parliament will be dominated by chat of the historic victory.

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