Dr. Pauline Kingi has stepped down as the chair of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Chief Police Commissioner.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Children's Minister Tracey Martin have announced a full Royal Commission into abuse in state care that will address the overall issue of compensation and will look at religious institutions where the state placed children into their care.
Soon the new Government will be announced and incoming Ministers will begin receiving their briefings (BIMS). Shane Cowlishaw does the work for the bureaucrats and writes a BIM for whoever is the next Education Minister.
Prime Minister John Key has criticised Labour leader David Cunliffe's comments about more tightly controlling net inward migration as impractical populism.