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New Zealand Police win World Class Policing Award New! 2019-11-14 21:43:00New Zealand Police has won a prestigious World Class Policing Award for its ‘more street than station approach’ Mobility programme, which

Rocket Lab CEO lacks gratitude toward taxpayers 2019-11-14 20:45:00Responding to Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck’s appearance on Morning Report today, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says

SkyCity union members striking this weekend 2019-11-14 20:32:00SEA-Unite SkyCity workers are expected to strike this weekend after 50 called in sick with symptoms linked to smoke inhalation from the convention cen

Labour goes back to the future on asset 2019-11-14 20:04:00The party that sold off the BNZ, NZ Rail, Petrocorp, Postbank, the Shipping Corporation, Air New Zealand, the State Insurance Office, the Tourist Hote

Supermarket workers on path to living wage 2019-11-14 18:50:00FIRST Union members at Countdown have ratified a new agreement that will set their supermarket team on a path towards a living wage, and significantly

Already hard for landlords to protect neighbours 2019-11-14 17:17:00After more than seven months of trying to end a tenancy to protect neighbours, a Rotorua property manager has finally received approval from the High

CEAC finds lack of respect for environmental stewardship 2019-11-14 16:15:00We agree with the Ombudsman Peter Boshier in his new report on councils QUOTE ; “leaders, officials lack of action to "ensure an approach is ad

Proposal will have positive impacts but inequality remains 2019-11-14 15:46:00Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government’s proposal to take school zoning responsibilities out of the hands of school boards an

Global BioLife to Present 3F Antimicrobial Fragrance 2019-11-14 14:50:00SINGAPORE, Nov 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Global BioLife Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of Singapore eDevelopment Ltd (SeD), will present its 3F Antimicrob

SAFE to protest at Wairarapa rodeo event tomorrow 2019-11-14 14:36:00Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the annual Martinborough Bucking Bulls rodeo event in the Wairarapa tomorrow.

PM must explain taxpayer-funded Chinese propaganda 2019-11-14 14:31:00Responding to news that the Screen Production Grant handed a $243,000 subsidy to a propaganda film produced by Chinese state-owned enterprises, New Ze

More Coloured Recycling Bins to the Regions 2019-11-14 14:28:00The campaign to take more colour coded bins into the regions has been developed by The Packaging Forum which promotes recycling under the Government&r

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Space X founder Elon Musk 'loves' NZ and 2019-11-13 23:01:42New Zealand's own Rocket Man, Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck has extended an invitation to Space X founder Elon Musk to visit New Zealand. And Musk seems

'She'd be very happy:' Lecretia Seales' widower applauds 2019-11-13 22:09:56Lecretia Seals' widower Matt Vickers said she would be "very happy" to see the End of Life Choice Bill voted through Parliament."I am very proud o

Courtroom shake up: New rules in rape cases 2019-11-13 21:33:20A woman's sexual history or how she dresses will be out of bounds in future court cases under a raft of reforms designed to protect victims from bein

NZ First Minister Shane Jones calls hundreds of 2019-11-13 20:38:46Outspoken New Zealand First Minister Shane Jones labelled farmer protesters gathered on Parliament's lawn "rednecks" and responded to their booing

Air New Zealand disappointed that Jetstar axed regional 2019-11-13 19:04:57Air New Zealand's chairwoman says the airline is disappointed that rival Jetstar has cut regional flights. Speaking to MPs this morning, Dame Therese

Historic first: Bill from women MPs of colour 2019-11-13 18:16:02Women MPs of colour and across four political parties are banding together to ensure female genital mutilation is illegal in New Zealand.A bill to cla

Crystal Beavis took $5000 course because Health Ministry 2019-11-13 18:00:00A former health board member who spent $5000 of taxpayer's money on a governance course after being sacked has hit out at the Ministry of Health for

Mike Hosking: Euthanasia bill proves there's power in 2019-11-13 13:59:19COMMENT There is no question a bit of history has been made in the Parliament. The End of Life Choice Bill is now law, and is a a triumph for David Se

End of Life Choice Bill passes: What it 2019-11-13 12:00:00Parliament has passed a fiercely debated bill legalising assisted dying, with the public to now make the final decision on the legislation next year.T

Euthanasia vote: Lecretia Seales' mother celebrates victory 2019-11-13 05:38:59Euthanasia campaigner Lecretia Seales' mother says her daughter would have been "over the moon" to see a bill legalising assisted dying finally pas

End of Life Choice Bill final reading: How 2019-11-13 04:48:46A controversial bill legalising voluntary euthanasia passed has its final vote in Parliament.Act leader David Seymour's End of Life Choice passed it

Euthanasia bill passes final vote, goes to referendum 2019-11-13 03:35:31Parliament has passed a bill legalising voluntary euthanasia in a historic vote, and turned the final decision on assisted dying over to the public.Po

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Man missing in Waipukurau New! 2019-11-15 00:51:28Police have concerns for the welfare of missing 76-year-old Trevor Ellmers. Mr Ellmers was last seen in Lake View Road, Waipukurau, around 7am today.

Road reopened following Napier crash New! 2019-11-15 00:37:18Hawke’s Bay Expressway, between the Kennedy Road on-ramp and Taradale Road, is now open following a crash this afternoon. Police were called to

Electoral Commission - Application to register Sustainable New New! 2019-11-15 00:15:10The Electoral Commission is considering an application to register the Sustainable New Zealand Party. The application has been made under Part 4 of th

NZ unions condemn arrests in Philippines - CTU New! 2019-11-15 00:09:21The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is condemning the All Saints Day evening raid on 31 October. With the arrest of over 60 union organisers, human righ

Wellingtonians reminded to drive sober - NZ Police 2019-11-14 19:05:31Wellington Police will be out in full force this evening and over the weekend focusing on alcohol and drug impaired driving.

Contraception important for New Zealanders - Julie Anne 2019-11-14 17:16:53Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter says today’s release of sexual and reproductive health data reinforces the significance of the Gover

NZPPD among world leaders in Nairobi 2019-11-14 15:25:42Members of the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD), a cross-party parliamentary group that focuses on sexu

Behrouz Boochani welcomed to NZ by Amnesty International 2019-11-14 05:10:36An award-winning journalist previously trapped on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, has touched down at Auckland Airport and has been granted a visitor

Christchurch prepares a warm welcome for Behrouz Boochani 2019-11-14 04:08:37WORD Christchurch, Christchurch’s Mayor and representatives of Ngāi Tahu will gather at the city’s Airport tomorrow morning to

Proposed terrorism suppression 'control orders' being rushed - 2019-11-14 00:00:19The New Zealand Law Society says the proposed terrorism suppression ‘control orders’ legislation is being rushed through Parliament with i

Third Singapore-New Zealand defence ministers’ meeting 2019-11-13 23:47:31Joint Statement 1. Defence Ministers Ron Mark and Dr Ng Eng Hen today conducted their third annual Singapore-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meet

Sexual Violence Legislation Bill has its first reading 2019-11-13 23:47:26A Bill to improve the court system’s response to sexual violence has passed its first reading in Parliament today.

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Back to the future with broadcasting New! 2019-11-14 23:45:00OPINION: Could an old idea save broadcasting?

True wisdom has precious little to do with New! 2019-11-14 23:30:00OPINION: Some of the claims about a term used in Parliament last week have absolutely been taking the proverbial.

Auckland port move: Review claims 'omissions and flawed New! 2019-11-14 23:10:53The argument to relocate Auckland's port to Marsden Point is hard to justify, says a new analysis.

Hearing for Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader charged over New! 2019-11-14 21:40:46More than 40 years after Kerry Hamill vanished, the quest for justice continues.

Kids ask politicians about gun laws, marijuana bill, 2019-11-14 20:33:49At first 11-year-old Ariana Donald was terrified to play the speaker. Now she thinks politics might be a career option.

We should beg him to stay, and learn 2019-11-14 18:25:02 OPINION: NZ has a lot to learn from the award-winning writer who escaped Manus Island.

Algae discovery in Te WaikoropupÅ« Springs sparks alarm 2019-11-14 14:20:49Te Waikoropupū Springs has some of the clearest water in the world. It also has algal mats.

Christchurch City Council secrecy outrageous 2019-11-14 11:00:00OPINION: To hear senior council staff might be manipulating information to ensure the public never sees it, is outrageous.

Courts should be about justice, not more trauma 2019-11-14 11:00:00OPINION: Victims of sexual violence say going to court can be worse than the attack itself. A new law should be just the start, writes Alison Mau.

Don't vilify minorities to make your political point 2019-11-14 11:00:00OPINION: Leaders who scaremonger and vilify minority groups are regressing race relations.

Ministers' 'fishy' Wellington dinner during NZTA board appointment 2019-11-14 02:32:12Documents reveal curious timing over Twyford and Genter's night out during NZTA board appointment process, National MP says.

Proposed sexual violence laws to debunk myths and 2019-11-14 01:21:57Proposed law would help stop re-traumatising sexual violence complainants in court, while maintaining defendants' rights, minister says.


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