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Fuel prices hit record in Wellington, South Island

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:54 am | RNZ

Petrol price hikes last week in Wellington and the South Island beat the record high set in 2013. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson More >>

Employers told to pay minimum wage or risk prosecution

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:50 am | RNZ

Advertisers offering jobs to backpackers are being told they must pay the minimum wage or risk prosecution. More >>

Rejection of Māori wards: 'It's horrendous'

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:46 am | RNZ

Former New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd said the results reflect persistent racist attitudes. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller More >>

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:40 am | RNZ

Children as young as 7 or 8 are telling social workers they have thought of killing themselves because of the violence at home. More >>

Quake-strengthen cost to one Middlemore building from $70m

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:33 am | RNZ

Quake-strengthen cost to one Middlemore building starts at $70m 7:07 pm on 21 May 2018 More >>

PM not ready to admit defeat in cow disease battle

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:16 am | RNZ

The Prime Minister says this country is not yet ready to admit defeat to the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. More >>

Matt Nippert: Putting NZ journalism in the global loop

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:17 pm | RNZ

The reporter who won the big prize at last week’s Voyager Media Awards says the biggest stories in the world these days are often cracked by reporters working across borders. He wants to put New Zealand investigative journalism into the international ... More >>

Midwives say extra budget money won't fix problems

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:11 pm | RNZ

Midwives have criticised the $103 million boost they received in this year's government budget, saying the figure is misleading and will not deal with pay equity. More >>

How healthy is the government's Budget boost?

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:06 pm | RNZ

A $3.2 billion dollar investment in health is being seen as a win by many in the sector, but some say the figures aren't what they appear to be. More >>

Govt only putting bandaids on the problem - teachers

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:02 pm | RNZ

Teachers are disappointed with the government's Budget, saying it has failed to address key problems facing schools. More >>

More to be done on poverty - PM

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:59 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government has more work to do when it comes to helping the country's poorest families. More >>

Big wins in housing will come from regulation, not budgets

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:55 pm | RNZ

Opinion - Housing was not the centerpiece of the 2018 budget. It committed more money for state houses and incorporated tax changes, but the mini Budget in December had already committed the big money for KiwiBuild. More new spending was limited ... More >>

Middlemore project process 'complete disgrace' - manager

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:51 pm | RNZ

Multiple rules were broken to get a new lecture theatre built, an investigation into Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) has found. More >>

Budget 2018: Is Robertson saving his firepower?

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:52 pm | RNZ

Jane Patterson , Political Editor Power Play - This Budget will not set the world on fire but Finance Minister Grant Robertson will be happy enough to have stuck to his self-imposed fiscal rules. More >>

Still more to be done for health despite funding boost

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:49 pm | RNZ

Chris Bramwell , Deputy Political Editor Power Play - The government says it has given the health sector an enormous boost in this year's Budget - but is it really that big? More >>

Prison crisis: Govts stuck in system that doesn't work

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:42 pm | RNZ

Opinion - Criminal justice has been competing with a heavyweight roster of pressing needs in the lead up to this Budget: education, health, and social services in particular. Those involved in law and order and the justice system egearly awaited news about ... More >>

Budget 2018: Multi-million boost for special education

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:33 pm | RNZ

Children with disabilities and complex needs will get the biggest boost from education funding in the government's Budget. More >>

Budget 2018: Questions remain over new broadcasting spending

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:22 pm | RNZ

From Mediawatch , 10:08 pm on 16 May 2018 Colin Peacock - mediawatch@radionz.co.nz & @MediawatchNZ More >>

Budget 2018: Health spending more conservative than forecast

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:17 pm | RNZ

The government will extend free doctors visits' and prescriptions to under-14s and also make visits cheaper for people eligible for a Community Services Card. More >>

What to expect from the 2018 Budget - our experts weigh in

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:13 am | RNZ

Chris Bramwell , Deputy Political Editor Analysis - Finance Minister Grant Robertson is pitching today's Budget as one that will set the foundations for the government's plan to make the economy more sustainable. More >>



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