In the political economy this week:
Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor is scheduled to give a speech at the Apiculture New Zealand Conference in Blenheim at 8.30 am.
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is expected to hold a post-cabinet news conference this afternoon around 4 pm. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern still has two weeks to go of her six week maternity leave.
Parliament resumes for a three-week sitting session at 2 pm. The parliamentary party caucuses hold their weekly meetings around 10 am.
Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor is scheduled to give a speech at the NZ Biosecurity Institute Conference in Nelson.
Stats NZ is scheduled to publish overseas merchandise trade data for the month of June at 10.45 am.
New Zealand First is planning a party to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Paul Manafort goes on trial in the United States over charges of bank fraud and tax fraud late on Wednesday. It is expected to give the most detail yet seen from Robert Mueller's investigation of evidence Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian agents to win the 2016 Presidential election.
Stats NZ is scheduled to publish its household living-costs price indexes for the June 2018 quarter at 10.45 am.
Health Minister David Clark is scheduled to give speeches to The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' Conference for GPs and the Second Summit on Hepatitis C in Auckland.
Stats NZ is scheduled to publish its property transfer statistics for the June 2018 quarter at 10.45 am.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is scheduled to give a speech at the Festival of the Future Forum in Wellington.
Saturday and Sunday
The National Party’s annual conference is at Sky City on Saturday and Sunday. Simon Bridges will give the leaders' speech on Sunday.