Beehive Live

Live: That's (almost) a wrap, folks

A warm, red suit was just the thing for Santa as a chilly wind kept rain away until almost the end of Palmerston North’s Christmas parade.

It's the last day of Parliament, and we'll have all the updates on hi-jinks in the house.

Beehive Live: Urgent dash

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Like a student cramming for an exam, Parliament is jamming through the last of its business as the House prepares to rise tomorrow. 

Live: The home stretch

The chequered flag

After one insane political year, Parliament enters its last sitting week before it adjourns for Christmas.

Beehive Live: They said what??

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Beehive Live reflects on some of the standout moments of 2014.

Beehive Live: Super Capital

Wellington has been named - along with Milan, London and Paris - as a "resilient city" worthy of funding by the Rockefeller Foundation.

What does central government think about recommendation for a Wellington super-city?

Beehive Live: Sailing away?

Bermuda has been announced as the venue for the 2017 America's Cup

How will the Government respond to news the Americas Cup is to be held in Bermuda?

Beehive Live: Spy bill progress

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Controversial anti-terror legislation the Government is pushing through under urgency, will be up for its second reading today.

Beehive Live: New direction for Labour?

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A new month, a new season and a day of new starts marks the second-to-last sitting week of the year in Parliament.

Live: What a week

CAMERON SLATER

As we mark a close to the first week of the final sitting of Parliament for the year, we'll be taking a look back at the extraordinary events of the past seven days. 

Beehive Live: PM on texts

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PM releases text messages with WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater before the release of the "dirty politics" report this week.

Live: Spies and flags

Who's watching? The Australian government has made more requests for data from tech companies than any other government, after the US.

Bill giving spies new powers sent to select committee last night, just hours after urgent debate on past activities of the SIS.

Live: SIS report released

Cheryl Gwyn

Follow live as the report into allegations the SIS was used for political gain is released.

Live: King named Labour's deputy

RESHUFFLE: New Labour leader Andrew Little.

Labour leader Andrew Little confirms Annette King as his deputy, but where's Cunliffe gone?

Beehive Live: Little meets large

FIRST BIG GIG: New Labour leader Andrew Little is due for a brush with China's president today.

Labour's new leader Andrew Little has his first major outing today as China's President Xi Jinping fits in a meeting with him in Auckland.

Live: Chinese president arrives

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Wellington today, where he will receive a state welcome and lunch at Government House. 

Live: Labour leader launch

VICTORIOUS: Andrew Little is the new leader of the Labour Party, having beaten Grant Robertson by the narrowest of margins.

Some hard work ahead of Andrew Little as he starts his first day as Labour leader, while one of the world's most powerful men, China's President Xi Jinping, arrives in the country.

Live: Little's the leader

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Labour MP Andrew Little has won the party's leadership contest.

Beehive Live: The PM's back

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The Prime Minister is back in the country after a marathon session of summits, and clearly ready to get back into the domestic agenda. 

Beehive Live: Friday

Prime Minister: John Key

The politicking is all happening in Auckland today. 

Beehive Live: Key in Myanmar

PANDA DIPLOMACY: Bronagh Key at Chengdu with a panda.

The PM works to reignite free trade talks with India abroad as controversy over his killer joke blows over. 

Beehive Live: Wednesday

Graeme Wheeler

Is a reprieve coming for first home buyers? Find out when the Reserve Bank Governor appears in select committee.