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Destiny Church leaders launch 'Coalition New Zealand' party

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:27 pm | RNZ

Destiny Church's leaders Brian and Hannah Tamaki have launched a new political party called Coalition New Zealand. More >>

Fuel tax anniversary: Auckland still cheaper than most of NZ

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:48 am | RNZ

Despite Aucklanders paying 11.5 cents extra in fuel tax at the pump for almost a year, they're still being charged much less than many other parts of the country. More >>

Guyon Espiner investigates Pharmac: The NZ Buyer’s Club

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:40 am | RNZ

Guyon Espiner reveals how lung cancer patients are buying cut-price drugs from India, as other New Zealanders fundraise, petition and apply for clinical trials to access medications Pharmac won't fund. More >>

Government rejected a code of conduct for staff in 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:19 am | RNZ

The government has been told it could have avoided the abuse and bullying revealed in the Debbie Francis review of Parliament if it had listened to recommendations to enforce a code of conduct five years ago. More >>

Diaries reveal how government ministers spend their days

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:19 pm | RNZ

Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are leading from the front as the country’s busiest ministers, according to new data released by the government. More >>

Op Burnham Inquiry: Hager accuses NZDF of spin and lies

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:13 pm | RNZ

Journalist Nicky Hager has launched a scathing attack on the Defence Force during a presentation to the Operation Burnham Inquiry, accusing it of not telling the full truth about its operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. More >>

Parliament: Mallard urges rape victims to seek support

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:00 am | RNZ

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard says it's his impression from the report on bullying at Parliament that people have been raped there, and he is urging the victims to go to police or support agencies. More >>

New Christchurch building has serious flaws - engineers

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 10:31 am | RNZ

A new office building in central Christchurch's main shopping precinct has many serious flaws in its earthquake design according to three leading engineering companies - including one in a government-commissioned report. More >>

Crusaders 'desperately' want CCTV footage of incident

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:44 am | RNZ

The Crusaders boss is continuing to back team players accused of inappropriate and homophobic behaviour, and says the club looks forward to evidence coming out to clear their names. More >>

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman gets security escort

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:32 am | RNZ

Greens MP Golriz Ghahraman will have a security escort with her whenever she leaves Parliament after her security risk was escalated by police. More >>

More unsold Kiwibuild houses bought by govt

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:16 am | RNZ

Now lack of sales in Mike Greer's development in Canterbury and Auckland means the government has had to buy back seven more. More >>

Almost 200 youth offenders held in police cells

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:10 am | RNZ

Almost 200 young offenders were held in police cells last year for periods of more than 24 hours and, in some cases, up to seven days. More >>

Families witness as Pike River mine re-entry attempt begins

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:28 am | RNZ

The Pike River re-entry team steps through the double airlock doors at 10am today, watched by families of the 29 men who died in the 2010 tragedy. More >>

Abortion removal from Crimes Act petition gains support

Monday, 20 May 2019, 5:20 pm | RNZ

In less than a week, more than 4000 people have signed a petition asking MPs to remove abortion from the Crimes Act. More >>

Pike River re-entry attempt planned for tomorrow: families

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:48 pm | RNZ

An attempt to re-enter the Pike River mine is planned for tomorrow, families confirm. More >>

23-million year-old fossil treasure trove under threat

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 5:28 pm | RNZ

Foulden Maar is a 23-million year old volcanic crater in inland Otago is a treasure trove of fossils. But it is under threat from a proposal to mine its diatomite for animal feed. More >>

Wellington transport announcement against Treasury advice

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 5:16 pm | RNZ

The Minister of Transport went against Treasury advice by announcing a $6.4b transport plan for Wellington before the full costs and benefits are known, a Cabinet paper shows. More >>

NZ to decide whether to continue Iraq deployment

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:50 pm | RNZ

Cabinet has until next month to decide whether to further extend New Zealand's deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan or end them. More >>

Muslim leaders 'value' engaging with commission

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:47 pm | RNZ

Christchurch Muslim leaders say they are gratefully taking up the opportunity to be heard as part of a Royal Commission Inquiry into the mosque attacks. More >>

Wellington's public transport system to get $6.4b overhaul

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 11:02 am | RNZ

A new $6.4bn transport project aiming to free up traffic in Wellington CBD will combine a mass transit system with an improved bus network, the government says. More >>



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