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References to the Queen and Jesus Christ have been dropped from the parliamentary prayer delivered in Te Reo by the new Speaker of the House.
Housing, climate change and reducing child poverty were among government priorities outlined at the State Opening of Parliament.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has started the ball rolling to change monetary policy so the Reserve Bank has to take employment into account when setting the official cash rate.
Power Play - The ingredients were all there for a tense encounter, but a new trans-Tasman bond appears to have been forged over brunch on a drizzly day in Sydney, Jane Patterson writes.
Labour and National have their first major disagreement in the new Parliament over the number of MPs serving on select committees.
The Prime Minister has ruled out negotiating directly with the Papua New Guinea government over taking Manus Island detainees.
The Labour-led government has confirmed it will fund its part of the Auckland transport commitments it made during the election campaign, including light rail to the airport.
Along with the pomp of the swearing-in ceremony and delivering her first public speech, the new Prime Minister also revealed some early details about the government's plan.
Crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations next month are among the most pressing matters facing the incoming government.
Power Play - The new Labour government has set itself a monumental challenge to enact the support agreements it has struck, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - As New Zealand's government hashes out the final details of how it will proceed, RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson looks at the policy moves and promises on the line.
With an announcement due, Winston Peters said earlier today his party has still not yet decided whether to go with National or Labour. Video
Power Play - The New Zealand First board has packed up and gone home, and there is now a real sense of momentum towards the ultimate goal of forming a government, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - Superstitious or not, tomorrow doesn't augur well for the announcement of a new government, RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson writes.
Following his meeting with National this morning, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said "huge progress" was being made, but he refused to go into detail about which policy areas were being…
The first day of formal coalition talks has wrapped up with the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters describing the meetings with National and Labour as 'very constructive'.
Power Play - The principals have met and decision hour draws closer. RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson runs through possible permutations of the next government.
The New Zealand First leader says the situation has changed now the Māori Party has been voted out of Parliament.
Power Play - No-one is willing to call the result of this extraordinary election, RNZ political editor Jane Patterson writes.
The National Party denies exaggerating the impact of Labour's proposed water tax on farmers, despite figures showing just one in six farms would be affected.
Power Play - Labour has been forced into a major shift in approach after ongoing attacks against its tax policy saw it losing grasp on the election, Jane Patterson writes.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has come out firing, accusing National of lying and scaremongering over her party's tax plan.
Power Play - A focused and feisty third debate took place as updated polling had Labour slowly pulling away from National, writes Jane Patterson.
Labour's leader has ruled out introducing any tax which would hit either the family home or the land it sits on, saying that's "completely off the table".
Power Play - National is offering more of the same, while attacking Labour's vision-with-values, writes Jane Patterson.