It's been a year of ups and downs for the rural sector, and we take a look back at it all with Damien O'Connor.
Grant Robertson, who cancelled National's planned tax cuts, accepted Richardson's generous offer.
The text was sent after media coverage of Immigration Minister Iain-Lees Galloway's original decision.
She said changing the law will create "big legal arguments" about under what circumstances police can and can't prosecute.
A man with Down syndrome argued that people with his condition won't typically live beyond the withdrawal age of 65.
Shane Jones has been compared to notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar by National MP Paul Goldsmith.
The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Carly Flynn you can listen back to the interviews here from Tuesday, December 11th 2018.
Over 40,000 Air New Zealand customers could be affected if the strike on December 21 goes forward.
A medicinal cannabis campaigner has slammed the Coalition Government's Bill on the medicine as weak.
He thinks the Government is spending way too much, but not all of it is a waste.
Landcorp has suggested to the Tax Working Party that New Zealand farmers should pay more taxes.
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the interviews here from Friday December 7th, 2018.
The Government has come under fire for quietly scrapping plans for seven regional stations to be manned 24/7.
Judith Collins said she wouldn't comment further on accusations of bias against Mr Mallard.
Toni Biddle is the first to publicly announce plans to run against long-serving mayor, Tim Shadbolt, next year.
Missed The Long Lunch with Lynda Hallinan? Don't panic - listen now to the best bits from Thursday, 6 December 2018.
Senior National MP Gerry Brownlee has lashed out at media coverage of his party's Parliament walkout, but made a false claim in the process.
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the interviews here from Wednesday December 5th 2018.
It brings the total investment to making $136.5 million.
Primary school teachers will have to sacrifice some of their money for additional time, the Secretary for Education says.
A Hamilton couple says the current target to reduce suicide by 20 percent isn't good enough.
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the interviews here from Tuesday December 4th, 2018.
"I can't say that I am innocent either, but it comes down to whether it is bullying."
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the interviews here from Monday December 3rd, 2018.
Reports of Maggie Barry's alleged bullying probably came from someone within the National Party, it has been claimed.
The National Party leader and The AM Show host exchanged barbs after latest Colmar Brunton poll result.
In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson for Sunday 2nd December, 2018.
The Government has proposed changes to its medicinal cannabis legislation to improve how eligible Kiwis can access the products.
One expert says it's actually a pretty good idea.
"Speaking as a lawyer, I would think he'd have a very good case [to stay]."
He says the regions are suffering under foreign-owned banks, which lack the Government's "wellness approach".
He paused for a while before giving his answer.
“There is no way, on any level, that this decision ever stacked up."
He argues that Iain Lees-Galloway's handling of the Karel Sroubek case makes New Zealand look like a "banana republic".
The biggest inquiry into bullying at Parliament was ordered by a man accused of being New Zealand's biggest bully himself.
"Parliament could be a bomb site by the end of this inquiry."
If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, listen back to the interviews from Tuesday, November 27th 2018.
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says spying from foreign nations is inevitable, but any fixation on Chinese influence boils down to racism.