3 News political editor Patrick Gower takes a look at the week in politics.
Embattled MP Peter Dunne has been dealt another blow in his fight to get his United Future party officially re-registered.
The Prime Minister lost use of one of his favourite political weapons today, thanks to a policy U-turn by the Greens.
The occupation of a person under suspicion of leaking confidential Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) documents has been revealed.
The opposition's plan to revive manufacturing won't be taken seriously by anyone, Prime Minister John Key says.
The Prime Minister has dodged questions all week about whether New Zealanders are being snooped on by American digital spying programme PRISM.
Amnesty International says new laws to deal with boatloads of asylum seekers are a failure for human rights.
Senior Labour MPs are being called hypocrites for accepting SkyCity's invitations to watch a Test match from its corporate box at Eden Park.
3 News political editor Patrick Gower wraps up the week in politics.
Three weeks ago, Winston Peters made a speech to Grey Power in Takapuna, entitled - "Auckland, super city or sin city?"
The Greens say Palantir's working with the Government, suggesting it may even be replicating the PRISM system.
For Peter Dunne it's another day and another big political setback. The Electoral Commission has shot down United Future again.
3 News can reveal that an American data company called Palantir has set up base in Wellington and is dealing with the Government.
John Key hopes Peter Dunne stays an MP, saying his lapse in judgement needs to be put into perspective.
Peter Dunne has resigned as a minister; but is that enough for Winston Peters?
Peter Dunne has been dealt another blow. He's been forced to quit a powerful parliamentary committee that oversees New Zealand's spies.
Peter Dunne should buy a Harley, get out of the country and enjoy the rest of his life, a political commentator has suggested.
The police have been asked to take over the inquiry into the leaked report on the Government Communications Security Bureau.
How did Peter Dunne, the politician who made a career out of being Mr Sensible, find himself looking like Mr Stupid?
Peter Dunne has resigned as Minister after an investigation into how a top-secret report on the GCSB was leaked to media pointed to his office.
Opposition parties are being accused of staging a childish stunt by walking out of parliament in protest yesterday.
The Government's ultrafast broadband network is off to a less than ultrafast start.
3 News political reporter Tova O'Brien takes a look at the week in politics.
David Shearer says nothing has been done to beef up IT security in the public sector since a review last year found a number of holes.
Opposition parties are calling for Peter Dunne to lose his status as a party leader a a position that enjoys generous taxpayer funding.
The state sector has been put on notice to sharpen up its shonky security and privacy processes after a review found endless problems.
Twelve Government agencies have been caught with security weaknesses in their computer systems.
The Government and Ngai Tuhoe have signed a deed of settlement to make up for some of the worst treaty breaches in New Zealand's history.
After allegations that Peter Dunne leaked the GCSB inquiry report, 3 News finally tracked the man down today.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has announced a policy of putting nurses in low decile primary and intermediate schools.
After being deregistered, the United Future Party is now working to correct its records and confirm its numbers so it can once again be an official political party.
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says the National-led government is destroying democracy with its special deals for friends.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is putting her hand up for a social policy portfolio in a future government and says the Greens are in great shape.
The Electoral Commission has cancelled the registration of the United Future party because it doesn't have the required membership of 500.
The Prime Minister's office has warned all ministerial staff not to talk to reporters.
John Key has made one of his strongest attacks on the Labour-Greens alliance, calling their economic agenda "wacky, extreme and unusual".
Accusations are flying in the defamation-proof corridors of powers, and John Key's champagne moment goes viral.
Peter Dunne has been accused in Parliament of leaking the super sensitive report that revealed illegal spying in New Zealand.
Winston Peters has used the protection of Parliamentary privilege to accuse Peter Dunne of leaking the GCSB report.
The latest 3 News Reid Research Poll shows a clear majority of public want a law stopping 'waka-jumpers'.
The Government will unveil its food in schools plan tomorrow, but the public's verdict is already in a just do it.
Labour and the Greens' power policy announcement last month appears to be paying off for the likely coalition partners.
The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows Labour and the Greens closing the gap on National.
Labour has found its replacement for Parekura Horomia.
The Nation reporter Torben Akel took a close look at her background and asked some of her peers: has her luck run out?
The fight over the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate is on and it's effectively a three-horse race.
A petition boasting more than 37,000 signatures against the use of animal testing in the development of legal highs has been delivered to Parliament.