Beehive Live

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

The Beehive

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


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


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.

Beehive Live: Tuesday 24 March

The Beehive

Govt refusing to comment on allegations NZ spy agency snooped on competitors vying against Trade Minister Tim Groser for the top job at the World Trade Organisation.

Beehive Live: Visits and visitors

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

Prime Minister John Key is in Auckland today, receiving Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Beehive Live: MPs' pay


MPs have voted to reduce their own payrises, after a public backlash to the raise initially proposed last month.

Beehive Live: March 17, 2015

Beehive, New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, flag

Statutes Amendment Bill likely to come up today - but without travel perks for former MPs.

Beehive Live: Thursday

Beehive New Zealand

It's another full day on the cards at Parliament today with select committees this morning followed by Question Time this afternoon.

Live: 1080 poison threat


Follow live updates to this morning's press conference over the blackmail threat to lace infant formula with the poison 1080.

Beehive Live: 1080 milk threat


Breaking news updates on threats to poison infant milk powder in New Zealand.

Live: Hard Labour

STOOD DOWN: Labour's Carmel Sepuloni remains on the front bench but has been temporarily relieved of her role as social development spokeswoman

Labour's former leader and one of its future leadership prospects face a tough day ahead.

Beehive Live: Iraq mission emotion

MAKING THE CASE: PM John Key addresses Parliament this afternoon with the details of a deployment of Kiwi troops to Iraq

Live updates from Parliament as the debate over the Iraq deployment continues.

Beehive Live: D-Day for PM on Iraq


MPs are back in the House today and it's a busy one.

Beehive Live: Fascinating select committees


A busy day for select committees receiving annual reviews of government entities - and we're reviewing them for you.

Beehive Live: Wednesday


The engine rooms of Parliament are going to be busy today.

Beehive Live: Tuesday


Debate on PM's statement to continue after question time, but likely to be interrupted so legislation can be passed.

Beehive Live: TPP on the agenda

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John Key visiting "Zealong" Tea plantation with Gigi Crawford (General Manager Zealong)

It's the last sitting day - and last question time - of the week. 

Beehive Live: Upping the ante

MPs were straight back into it as Parliament resumed yesterday.

Revelation the "eyesore" SkyCity convention centre will likely need a taxpayer top up gives Labour a ready-made platform.

Beehive Live: Parliament opens

ANOTHER YEAR: John Key will deliver the Prime Minister's statement today.

Welcome back - the start of Beehive Live for 2015 is coinciding with the start of the parliamentary year. 

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


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??

Beehive, New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, flag

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?

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