By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Taunts from Labour's Trevor Mallard that Hone Harawira was betraying his people by supporting tax cuts have brought a blunt response from the Maori Party MP -- "I'd like to kill him".
(Updates with latest version of terms of reference) Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - A parliamentary inquiry into climate change policy will get the chance to question the science that says human behaviour is responsible for global warming, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today,
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The 49th Parliament opened for business this morning amidst pomp and ceremony, but only moments into its first session the gloves were off as MPs reverted to attack mode. The contrast between ceremony and reality was stark.
By Grant Fleming of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - A parliamentary committee inquiry into climate change policy will not relitigate the science that blames humans for global warming, according to new terms of reference.
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Parliament's 122 MPs were sworn in today, 35 of them for the first time.
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - The first poll since the election has seen most parties retaining their support base, but a large increase in the number of people who think New Zealand is heading in the right direction.
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - The Greens have added a ninth MP to their caucus while National lose one on today's final election results announcement.
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - The parliamentary office reshuffle is set to take place this weekend with the haggling over space almost complete.
(www.nzpaimages.co.nz) By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - John Key was sworn in as Prime Minister this morning, saying it was wonderful feeling.
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Some quotes from today's announcements on deals to support the incoming National government:
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - A list of minor parties' ministerial positions outside of Cabinet in the incoming National government. * ACT leader Rodney Hide - Minister of Local Government, Minister for Regulatory Reform and Associate Minister of Commerce.
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne will be Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health in the new National-led government.