The doors are still shut in Parliament following yesterday's terror attack in the Canadian capital.
More fireworks in House expected after Government carries on with controversial changes to employment law.
The first of the Labour leadership primaries is under way. Join us for live coverage.
The House is back in session after today's opening of Parliament.
Parliament's opening today has meant a speech heckling by Winston Peters for new MP David Seymour.
NZ lands stunning victory, securing non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in first round of secret ballot.
Less than 24 hours from vote on NZ's UN Security Council bid, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully still campaigning.
John Key pushes for flag change, while our defence chief is to meet US President Barack Obama to discuss fight against IS.
It's the last chance for Labour MPs to put their hands up for the leadership role - will there be any surprise entries or dropouts?
Cabinet to meet for first time and there'll be no easing into it as they delve straight into discussing New Zealand's terror laws.
All eyes in Wellington are on the Labour leadership after Andrew Little declared he was running yesterday - will acting leader David Parker join the race?
The Cabinet's been sworn in, the priorities for the third term have been laid out...now it's time for the Nats to go to work.
John Key's new Cabinet has been sworn in today by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.
Nats return to caucus meeting, while Sirocco the Kakapo comes to Parliament.
Prime Minister John Key has unveiled his new-look Cabinet today, with a few surprises.
As the week winds down, we look into the possible options for contenders in the Labour leadership race.
The date's been set for what could be bitter Labour leadership contest, while talks are going on between National and Maori Party for a deal.
As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.
A bloody war is breaking out between Labour's former leader David Cunliffe and contender Grant Robertson.
Prime Minister John Key will release details of coalition deals between National and ACT and UnitedFuture today.
There's only one story in town today - Labour and their leadership woes.
The Labour leadership crisis is anything but slowing as David Cunliffe retreats to his Auckland home.
Labour puts out press release saying MP David Parker not seeking leadership of the party.
An unofficial 3pm deadline has been and gone, and still the Labour caucus continues. | Brutal briefing
John Key says there's no rapid way back for Judith Collins, and he's not going to veer off to the right following a landslide victory.
Key says victory "fantastic for the country", shows New Zealanders didn't want interference in election.
Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.
It's almost over - tune in for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness from the campaign trail.
Final leaders' debate is tonight - stay with us as we bring you Key vs Cunliffe one more time.
It's the day after the "big reveal" and questions over who knew what are flying.
Follow us here for all the updates as Kim Dotcom steps forward at his "Moment of Truth" event.
John Key and David Cunliffe are in Auckland today, but will the policy announcements be overshadowed by more questions about yesterday's claims that the Government Communications Security Bureau was spying on Kiwis?
Last weekend before the big vote happens and both leaders of the major parties are on the campaign trail.
It's just a week til the election - can you believe it? And so the campaigning continues.
Both John Key and David Cunliffe are expected to visit Ashburton for the memorial for the Work and Income staff.
Join us as John Key and David Cunliffe thrash out their policies in their third leaders debate.
Key's in Palmy, Cunliffe's in Auckland, Peters is in Porirua while the Greens hit Christchurch.
National gets ready to reveal all, fiscally, including what if any tax cuts they are looking at.
While John Key and David Cunliffe continue campaigning, the minor party leaders are getting ready for a debate later tonight.
John Key heads to Hamilton, David Cunliffe re-visits Riccarton Mall and Colin Craig heads to Palmerston North.
From Invercargill to Auckland, with a UN date to boot - it's another busy day on the campaign trail.
The election's getting closer and there's no shortage of action.
Judith Collins and WhaleOil are still the hot topics today, as John Key tries to turn the talk back to the campaign.
The prime minister is back campaigning amid the fallout from Judith Collins' resignation.
The Beehive team bring us the action from parliament, where the PM has accepted Judith Collins' resignation.
The parties talk immigration, but without John Key and David Cunliffe who are back to the campaigning.
David Cunliffe and John Key are holding their first leaders' debate ahead of the September 20 election.
Every day the Fairfax Political Bureau brings your fix of politics live from the halls of the Beehive and beyond.
Join us from Queenstown as the political parties lay out their finance plans.