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Proposed euthanasia bill in NZ 'needs tweaking'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:54 pm | RNZ

The wording of proposed euthanasia legislation should be tightened to ensure it only applies to the terminally ill, members of an Australian advisory panel say. More >>

Media banned from Māori King's koroneihana celebrations

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:45 pm | RNZ

John Boynton , Te Manu Korihi Reporter Media have been banned from the grounds of Tūrangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia for the anniversary celebration of Māori King's koroneihana or coronation this weekend. More >>

Rushed legislation on animal tracking system faces scrutiny

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:32 pm | RNZ

Legislation has been rushed through to its final reading at Parliament today to beef up the country's animal tracking system, NAIT. More >>

Hipkins: Teachers' pay demand 'out of kilter'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:22 pm | RNZ

The Education Minister says teachers' demand for a 16 percent pay rise over two years outstrips what others in the workforce are receiving. More >>

Inquiry launched into leak on Simon Bridges' expenses

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:08 pm | RNZ

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media this week. More >>

MPs' spending expenses revealed

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:06 pm | RNZ

MPs spending on travel and accommodation across all parties has rocketed up to more than $2,000,000. More >>

Emergency call handlers fear being penalised for sick days

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:54 pm | RNZ

Police communications staff who work 24-hour rosters are worried about being penalised for taking too many sick days. Staff have told RNZ they have been known to come into work in extreme pain or when unwell to avoid impacting their sickness score. More >>

'Stop the lies' graffiti takes aim at Defence Force

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:04 pm | RNZ

Fresh graffiti that takes aim at the Defence Force has appeared on Wellington's streets. More >>

Teachers prepared for two-day strike

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:37 pm | RNZ

Striking teachers held rallies throughout the country and showed support for a two-day strike if they don't get an improved offer from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Genoa Bridge Collapse: 'Everybody knows somebody'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:41 pm | RNZ

A New Zealander living in Genoa said the community is in shock following the bridge collapse. More >>

Facebook investigating online abuse of Samoan author

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:14 pm | RNZ

She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT rights advocate - both highly contentious issues in conservative Samoa. More >>

Use of motels for high-risk offenders under review

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:05 pm | RNZ

Corrections is reviewing the use of motels as emergency accommodation for high-risk offenders, and has charged a convicted sex offender with breaching his court-imposed conditions. More >>

NZ Servicemen Repatriation: Tears of Love and Tears of Grief

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:41 pm | RNZ

The son of rugby legend George Nepia is one of a number of New Zealand servicemen whose remains will be returned to this country next week. More >>

Future of hunting statutory body under review

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:24 am | RNZ

The future of the publicly funded hunters body, the Game Animal Council, hangs in the balance with the Minister of Conservation puting it under review. More >>

Hamilton bus strike: Go Bus says fleet up to standard

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:14 am | RNZ

Hamilton-based bus company Go Bus is rejecting union claims drivers have been asked to drive old and faulty buses. More >>

Bridges: National caucus didn't leak travel expenses

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:11 am | RNZ

Opposition leader Simon Bridges is standing by his MPs, saying he doesn't believe one of them leaked his travel expenses to media. More >>

Taupō teenagers fright as sinkhole forms under them

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:39 pm | RNZ

Two teenagers have described how "frightening" it was to see land moving from under them when a large sinkhole formed in Taupō. More >>

Abolishing Māori seats 'much more trouble than it's worth'

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:21 pm | RNZ

National party leader Simon Bridges says New Zealand needs a more efficient parliament and a smaller executive, which he says is a big make-work scheme. More >>

Ngāpuhi hui: 'People went away feeling quite frustrated'

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:07 pm | RNZ

The deadlock over Ngāpuhi treaty negotiations shows no sign of breaking, with people leaving a series of hui over the weekend frustrated, and without any resolution. More >>

Businessman challenges Hawke's Bay council on feedlots

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:53 am | RNZ

A Hawke's Bay businessman is taking the regional council to the Environment Court over its failure to regulate feedlots he says are polluting the district. More >>



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