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The Green MP initially refused to apologise after saying in Parliament the prime minister's claim the government was not weakening its action on climate change was a lie.
Labour says the government's books show the Finance Minister's claims of self-funded tax cuts don't add up. The Greens say it's "an exercise in gaslighting New Zealand".
Coalition partners NZ First and ACT say "Kāinga Ora" should be called "Homes and Communities", but do not appear eager to criticise National over continuing to use the old name.
Labour's leader Chris Hipkins says Kāinga Ora is an efficient house builder and he suspects the government is trying to "manufacture a crisis" and stop the house building programme.
If he is on it, he will be breaking a commitment made in June. He says the 757 will allow him to bring a media delegation, and he has asked the Defence Force to come up with long-term options.
More National Party MPs and ministers say they've taken taxpayer-funded reo Māori lessons, after Christopher Luxon's admission.
Each specifically praised their leader Winston Peters, and spoke of their upbringing and the course that brought them to Parliament.
Finance Minister Nicola Willis and Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson are each pointing the finger after the Cook Strait ferry project was cancelled.
Health Minister Shane Reti has refused to say if he has an obligation to protect Māori health under the Treaty. Labour's Ayesha Verrall says he could have his licence to practise revoked.
John Ryan has heavily criticised the $15 billion infrastructure spend-up during the pandemic, saying it should have ensured better transparency and value for money.
She could face consequences meted out by the Privileges Committee if she is found to have accused him of lying - which would be a breach of the rules.
Legislation to scrap the Reserve Bank's employment mandate is being rushed through Parliament under urgency, with the opposition decrying it as "pointless" and a backward step.
The Labour Party has conceded immigration settings may need to be tightened, but rejects National's criticism of its record.
The government is considering advice about whether to expel Russia's ambassador, the prime minister says, softening his previous position.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has continued with National's approach in calling for "steps towards" a ceasefire, saying that must be in place before a ceasefire can begin.
Public Service Minister Nicola Willis is softening her comments to RNZ suggesting the government would prevent bonuses being negotiated for te reo Māori proficiency.
New Zealand First is asking new Speaker Gerry Brownlee to lay down the letter of the law, after Te Pāti Māori varied the ways they swore in at Parliament.
As expected, National's Gerry Brownlee has been elected Speaker of the House, Parliament's referee and landlord.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says the government plans to work for Māori and non-Māori alike, and protests are "unfair" for a government that's only been in power a week.
Public health academic Michael Baker says the new government's approach to World Health Organisation regulations is "incoherent".
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has set his government's "number one" goal as "fixing the economy", but economists say that task could prove a steep hill to climb.
Three parties, two coalition deals, one government: details from the negotiations revealed on Friday set out the process for dispute resolution, in case disagreements should arise.