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Gisborne iwi refuse pōwhiri for replica of Cook's ship

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:25 pm | RNZ

Four major iwi in the Tūranganui ā Kiwa region are refusing to hold a pōwhiri for a fleet of vessels, including a replica of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour and the Navy, set to arrive in the city next month. More >>

Dunedin's western hills blaze treated as suspicious

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:06 pm | RNZ

The blaze which tore through 12 hectares of scrub on Dunedin's western hills yesterday is being treated as suspicious. More >>

Pharmac may have to compete for measles vaccine

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:03 pm | RNZ

Pharmac is looking at whether it can order more measles vaccine in case the latest batch runs out before January when the next lot is due to arrive. More >>

Dunedin's bells ring as city celebrates its albatross

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:00 pm | RNZ

Dunedin's bells will be ringing today to welcome the return of the first northern royal albatross for breeding season. More >>

Nurses' union president survives removal attempt

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:49 pm | RNZ

The president of the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) has survived an attempt by his own union's leadership to remove him for misconduct. More >>

UK Trade Secretary holds trade talks in Beehive

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:25 pm | RNZ

Negotiating a free trade agreement with New Zealand will be a top priority for the UK once it leaves the European Union. More >>

Labour abuse allegations investigator hires computer expert

Monday, 16 September 2019, 5:36 pm | RNZ

One of the people who investigated complaints about a Labour staffer has hired a forensic computer expert to prove he was never told about sexual assault allegations. More >>

Saudi attacks: Global oil prices spike, petrol uncertainty

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:52 pm | RNZ

An energy consultant says it's too soon to say exactly what impact an attack on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia will have on New Zealand petrol prices as global oil prices spike. More >>

Waititi's Jojo Rabbit wins People's Choice Award at Toronto

Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:12 pm | RNZ

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More >>

Thousands attend Auckland memorial for 'Akilisi Pohiva

Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:05 pm | RNZ

More than 2000 people attended a memorial service for the late Prime Minister of Tonga in Auckland last night. More >>

Lowballing construction contracts a 'massive problem'

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:31 pm | RNZ

Builders are setting up a new scheme to lessen the chances that companies close to collapse can win major contracts. More >>

National: Bill may stop gunowners seeking mental health help

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:25 pm | RNZ

National is concerned the government's bill to tighten up gun laws and introduce a gun registry will stop gun owners in mental crisis seeking help from their GPs. More >>

NZDF leaders to be grilled over Afghanistan civilian deaths

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:40 am | RNZ

Present and past top brass within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be grilled at an inquiry into a raid in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago. More >>

Christchurch terror attacks: Accused gunman's trial delayed

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5:31 pm | RNZ

The justice precinct in Christchurch, including the city's court rooms. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers More >>

Staffer at centre of Labour Party abuse allegations resigns

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5:09 pm | RNZ

In a statement to RNZ, he says he has made the difficult decision to resign because of the stress of the situation and to avoid distracting from the Government's work. More >>

National told to pull online attack ad, will appeal

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 4:46 pm | RNZ

National has pulled one of its online ads attacking Labour's Car Tax after the advertising watchdog ruled it was likely to "confuse or deceive" the public. More >>

Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva dies, aged 78

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 4:03 pm | RNZ

The Tongan prime minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva, at the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum summit in Tuvalu. Photo: RNZ / Jamie Tahana More >>

Air NZ trying to trademark Kia Ora logo 'overreaching'

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:47 pm | RNZ

An intellectual property rights expert says Air New Zealand applying to trademark its 'Kia Ora' logo is overreaching and "would be offensive to many Māori". More >>

Labour assault complaints: Ardern on when she knew details

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:37 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has held a last minute press conference at Parliament this morning as the pressure mounts over Labour Party sexual assault allegations. More >>

Law Commission lays out abortion law reform options

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 5:07 pm | RNZ

The Bill, which passed its first reading and is now in front of the Select Committee, would remove abortion from the Crimes Act and the procedure would instead be treated as a health issue. More >>



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