Little targets unemployment video

LET'S TALK: Andrew Little speaks to audience members ahead of his state of the nation speech.

12:26 PM  Labour leader makes pitch to small business in his state of the nation speech, promising lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world.

Opinion: Little gets message across, but questions remain

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Your quick guide to the Prime Minister's annual state of the nation speech.

Labour to elect new president

RESIGNED: Moira Coatsworth stepped down as Labour president in mid-December.

Labour will choose a new president next month to replace Moira Coatsworth.

Key distances himself from MP


PM has 'no comment to make' on future of MP Mike Sabin, who is under investigation for assault.

Taylor vote claim rebuffed

IN COURT: Arthur Taylor, pictured here in 2011.

Career criminal Arthur Taylor claims John Key's seat win unlawful as prisoners can't vote.

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Little gets message across

TALKING POINTS: Andrew Little mixes with the audience after his State of the Nation speech.

12:16 PM  OPINION: Andrew Little delivered a workmanlike State of the Nation speech, but questions remain, writes Vernon Small.

NZ First MPs make most of summer lull

Dear old NZ First. While the rest of Parliament took a long holiday, there they were, shouting into the summer news void.

Wellington is seeing the benefit of more median barriers being installed on its state highway network.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

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.

Live: The home stretch

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


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. 

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