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Carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars - Govt

Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:27 am | RNZ

If New Zealand is to meet its zero carbon pledge, nearly all the country's cars will have to be zero-emission by 2050, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says. More >>

Jobs on the line at Te Papa, document leak reveals

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:59 am | RNZ

Staff at Te Papa say they have been left in the dark as to why the national museum's being restructured again. More >>

Police disappointed after mental health pilot dropped

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:51 am | RNZ

Police officers are upset a proposal to improve 111 callouts has been dumped and mental health advocates hope it may yet be salvaged. More >>

Roads remain shut as heavy rainfall causes floods, slips

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:45 am | RNZ

Motorists are advised to take care this morning as wild weather wreaked havoc over the weekend on the roads. More >>

Statue size of Statue of Liberty on cards for Bastion Pt

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:38 am | RNZ

An Auckland hapu is considering building a statue on Bastion Point that could be as big as the Statue of Liberty in the United States or Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. More >>

Renters group pushes for tougher laws for landlords

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:08 pm | RNZ

Dozens of tenants sick of mouldy, cold and outright dangerous homes are backing a campaign for tougher laws for landlords. More >>

Chester Borrows to head criminal justice reform group

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:45 am | RNZ

Former National MP Chester Borrows has been appointed to head a criminal justice reform advisory group and has hit out at previous governments' poor approaches to law and order policymaking. More >>

Queenstown hospitality businesses fear a bed tax

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:49 am | RNZ

Queenstown hospitality businesses fear a bed tax could ruin their livelihoods Tess Brunton, Dunedin journalist More >>

Auckland Council to be taken to court over speakers

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:29 am | RNZ

The Auckland Council will be taken to court over its decision to ban two right-wing speakers from using a council venue for a seminar next month. More >>

Defence force urged to replace 50-year-old Hercules fleet

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:12 am | RNZ

Defence Minister Ron Mark is now under pressure to replace the Air Force's ageing Hercules fleet before their useby date in three to five years. More >>

Ministers, Corrections at odds on Waikeria prison contract

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:03 am | RNZ

The head of Corrections has contradicted statements made by senior government ministers in Parliament, that a contract for the public private partnership (PPP) to build the new Waikeria Prison was already in place when the government came to power. More >>

NZ's Don McKinnon signs letter urging Trump to back allies

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:58 am | RNZ

Former foreign ministers and secretaries of state, including New Zealand's Sir Don McKinnon have written to US President Donald Trump warning him about his "deteriorating relationship" with his allies. More >>

Diplomat gets out of paying landlords due to immunity

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

A foreign diplomat will not have to pay out any money to her Wellington landlord because of diplomatic immunity. More >>

Why are nurses striking?

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:50 pm | RNZ

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has rejected the latest pay offer from their DHB employers and will be going ahead with Thursday's strike action. Here's what you need to know. More >>

Children in police cells 'disaster waiting to happen'

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:44 pm | RNZ

A Nelson lawyer says it's only a matter of time before a child dies by suicide in a police cell. More >>

Waitaki no closer to cause of E.coli contamination

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 11:08 am | RNZ

Waitaki District residents are no closer to discovering the source of an E coli spike that contaminated their groundwater. More >>

Pressure mounts for government to ban gay conversion therapy

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 11:04 am | RNZ

The government is under pressure to follow Britain's lead and ban gay conversion therapies. More >>

About 4000 govt employees rally around the country

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 10:29 am | RNZ

About 4000 staff from Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) took to the streets today [ 9 July ] around the country to call for pay increases. More >>

Defence Minister urged to not arm new aircraft

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 10:19 am | RNZ

The Defence Minister is being urged to scrap plans to put missiles and bombs on board the new aircraft that will replace the country's old P-3 Orions. More >>

Removal of Justice's name from memorial 'ridiculous'

Monday, 9 July 2018, 10:05 am | RNZ

The widow of a Supreme Court judge is accusing officials of insulting his memory by taking his name off a $300,000 public memorial. More >>

   

 

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