The Ministry of Defence has faced up to MPs over a $148 million budget blowout in its Anzac frigate upgrade project, saying it takes full responsibility for the cost overruns.
A blow-out in the cost of a major defence project has led to a war of words between the new government and its predecessor, with Defence Minister Ron Mark suggesting Navy crew lives were “compromised” as a result.
In today's email we looked into China's "more muscular approach" on the world stage and what it might mean for New Zealand.
Speaker Trevor Mallard has put both sides of Parliament on notice in the war over written questions, warning them he expects a higher standard once the House resumes in 2018.
A parliamentary battle is brewing over the Government’s plans to shrink the size of select committees, with National suggesting the move is undemocratic and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in return, accusing the National party of hypocrisy.
COMMENT: As far as reshuffles go, it was a little underwhelming.
A new police investigation into former National MP Todd Barclay has again found insufficient evidence to press charges, in the wake of a Newsroom investigation which led to his departure from Parliament.
Today's email is a special round up of the main points out of the coalition agreements signed and released yesterday.
Outgoing Prime Minister Bill English has pledged to lead National through to the 2020 election, saying the Opposition has a more positive view about New Zealand’s future than the incoming Government.
In today's email we detail the events last night that see us waking up with a new centre-left Government in waiting.