Russel Norman's resignation as Green Party co-leader has been
hailed by co-leader Metiria Turei as a vote of confidence in
her leadership, the caucus and the party.
Northland MP Mike Sabin has announced he has resigned as a
member of Parliament, effective immediately.
The Government has promised to
build thousands of new state houses at the same time as it
sells off up to 8000 existing houses over the next three
The sale of up to 2000 state owned houses is likely to
proceed this year but Prime Minister John Key is promising to
increase the amount of help people in need will receive for
Labour leader Andrew Little needs to convince small business
owners he has their best interests at heart as he heads into
the new political year.
Opposition politicians wasted no time criticising National's
plans to sell state housing without a concrete plan to
replace the sold houses.
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