It's been a standout year for the number of political scandals buzzing around The Beehive.
From the allegations revealed in the book Dirty Politics, to Hone Harawira saying goodbye to Parliament after the election, Members of Parliament felt the harsh sting of politics.
However it wasn't bad news for everyone. Some politicians got to savour the taste of political honey. So Te Kāea has compiled the top nine political stories of the year.