State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has announced a raft of senior appointments in New Zealand's public service all at once, with five CEOs bouncing into other ministries.
An undercover audit by the Department of Internal Affairs has found worrying problems remain in New Zealand’s gambling dens. What is being done to reduce the harm?
Paula Bennett put her hand up to stand in the new Upper Harbour electorate after her Waitakere seat was dismembered in draft boundary changes, David Cunliffe released documents showing the risk of a deep sea oil drilling accident and a review of pokie machines in pubs and clubs was announced.
Chris Tremain established a Privacy Panel, Tariana Turia widened the Kainga Whenua housing scheme, Katrina Shanks said she wouldn't stand in 2014, a retired Judge said the Lombard convictions were the "worst miscarriage of justice he had ever seen" and Paymark appointed Mark Rushworth as CEO.