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Power Play - The announcement of a new housing team, and a new Housing Minister, was designed to remove Phil Twyford from the glare of the KiwiBuild controversy without undue humiliation.
Power Play - Today's government reshuffle isn't shaping up to be a bloodletting, writes Jane Patterson, with coalition agreements and the lack of strong contenders constraining more radical action.
With the Prime Minister's first Cabinet reshuffle to be announced this week, the fate of Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford has caused the most speculation. Audio
There are still many unanswered questions about the claims made in the book Hit & Run and the inquiry should continue, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Accusations over the way senior government figures handled the so-called Treasury hack continue to fly, after another testy day at Parliament.
All New Zealand's Hercules C-130s, the work horse of the Defence Force, have been grounded because of the need for maintenance or other faults.
The Housing Minister acknowledges millionaires are able to buy a KiwiBuild home if they wish, but says he's not about to shut down the "bank of Mum and Dad".
Some preapproved applicants for KiwiBuild houses say they could come up with $650,000, raising concerns that people who are not struggling first-home buyers could take advantage of the scheme. Video, Audio
More than $180,000 in hush money has been paid out to parliamentary staffers to secretly settle employment disputes with MPs.
Power Play - This Budget has eased some of the pressures that have been building up since the election of the coalition, but it is not transformational, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - A major pre-Budget bomb has dropped on the Beehive with top level Budget information ending up in the hands of the National Party.
National's deputy leader Paula Bennett has called for Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard to involve the police immediately if he believes there is a rapist in the parliamentary precinct.
A report into bullying and harassment has delivered a scathing view of what it's like to work at Parliament, including allegations of sexual assault. Audio
The Crown underwrite for unsold Kiwibuild homes has been triggered for a second time.
The National Party has put the relationship with the United States front and centre of its foreign policy, saying it's a relationship that will be prioritised.
Another KiwiBuild development backed by taxpayer money is failing to generate buyer demand - prompting more calls for Labour's flagship programme to be dumped.
Cabinet has until next month to decide whether to further extend New Zealand's deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan or end them.
The Finance Minister insists the fees-free tertiary policy is not a failure, despite reallocating a sizeable part of the funding to polytechs due to low demand.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says imminent strike action by teachers is unjustified, given the size of the offer on the table.
After another tough week in Parliament, the National Party is calling on Housing Minister Phil Twyford to resign over KiwiBuild.
A 50-year-old labourer charged with murder in Whanganui can now be named as the older brother of Labour list MP Kiri Allan. Video
The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill - which sets out a plan for the next 30 years - has been introduced to Parliament.
Voters will have the chance to say yes or no to legalising cannabis at the 2020 election, based on draft legislation to be drawn up beforehand.
Analysis - The credibility of the Housing Minister is on the line after a week of shifting stories about a key element of KiwiBuild.
The Housing Minister says he doubts it's worth the time of the ministry's chief executive to front up to media about KiwiBuild when it relates to "minor operational details".