Beehive Live

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?

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

Beehive New Zealand

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?

Beehive New Zealand

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


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


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.

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