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

NOT TALKING: MP Mike Sabin.

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.

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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.

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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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