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: Paid parental leave

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

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

Live: Health and Safety bill back

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

Live: Health and safety bill

Family of victims of workplace deaths have come to Parliament to see the passing of the Health and Safety reform bill.

Controversial Health and Safety reform bill will continue to be heard today after some pretty emotive speeches.

Live: Health and Safety debate

Labour leader Andrew Little addresses the families of victims who have died in workplace accidents, at Parliament on Tuesday.

Pike River families look set to hear Health and Safety reform bill debated today.

Live: Who's buying all the land?

Labour leader Andrew Little will defend his party's claims that Chinese buyers are a big contributor to the Auckland housing crisis.

Foreign investors are a hot topic this week following a report revealing Canadians are the biggest buyers.

Beehive Live: Solid Energy's fate

Solid Energy is expected to announce plans for voluntary administration on Thursday.

Expect the Opposition to launch an attack on the Government today over the fate of Solid Energy.

Beehive Live: Beers for Cup

Prime Minister John Key enjoys a beer and is working on getting a Government bill through to let All Blacks supporters watch Rugby World Cup games at the pub in the early hours.

Justice Minister quickly drafts bill to allow pubs to stay open in the early hours during the Rugby World Cup.

Beehive Live: Dairy fallout

The drop in the dairy payout for farmers is sure to spark debate in the House today.

After a week of recess expect the continued drop in dairy prices to be hotly debated today

Murray McCully: the man in the middle

Murray McCully addresses the United Nations' Security Council in New York.

OPINION: Murray McCully has been at full throttle in New York over the MH17 vote at the United Nations Security Council.

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: 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: Health sector shakeup?

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

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

Beehive Live: Serco hauled in

Mt Eden prison is at the centre of a number of allegations involving prisoners.

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

Live: Corrections Minister under pump

Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga will likely face more questions about serious allegations at Mt Eden prison in the House today.

Allegations of fight clubs and prisoners dropping other inmates off balconies are only the tip of the iceberg, says Labour MP Kelvin Davis.

Beehive Live: Beehive roars back into life

Tasty? Dame Tariana Turia says Maori elders should be allowed to eat Kereru in some special circumstances.

As Parliament roars back into life, the Auckland housing issue and Labour's data set of presumed Chinese buyers will likely gain new breath.

Beehive Live: Recess upon us

The Beehive

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. 

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