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Shane Jones running distant third in critical seat, poll finds

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 11:36 am | RNZ

A new poll shows New Zealand First list MP Shane Jones coming third in the contest for the Northland seat that's being seen as crucial to his party's chances of staying in Parliament. More >>

Wellington considers ban on new pokie machines

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:39 pm | RNZ

A ban on any new pokies in Wellington is being proposed to help reduce the harm of problem gambling. More >>

Oranga Tamariki accused of 'appalling' treatment of parents with intellectual disabilities

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:35 pm | RNZ

Oranga Tamariki has been accused of "appalling" and "brutal" treatment of parents with intellectual disabilities when taking their children from them. More >>

Christchurch mosque shooter's sentencing: Live reporting banned

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:34 pm | RNZ

Live reporting from the sentencing of the Christchurch mosques gunman has been banned. More >>

Pursuit abandoned after shots fired at police in South Auckland

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:35 am | RNZ

The hunt is on for two people who shot at police out of a car window in South Auckland last night. More >>

Hamilton mall cordoned off as police deal with possible explosive devices

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 5:00 pm | RNZ

Two homemade explosive devices were detonated outside a Hamilton shopping centre this morning - in an apparent effort to crack open an ATM. More >>

Ngāpuhi hapū to get funding for Treaty of Waitangi claims settlement

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:49 pm | RNZ

Hapū of Ngāpuhi preparing their claims for Treaty of Waitangi settlements will soon be able to access upfront funding from the government, the minister for treaty negotiations has said. More >>

End of Life Choice Act: Who is eligible, who makes the decisions?

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:46 pm | RNZ

At this year's general election, the public will also be asked to cast a referendum vote on the End of Life Choice Act 2019. Here is an explainer on the Act, who is eligible and how we got here. More >>

Covid-19 community transmission is inevitable, Ashley Bloomfield says

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:20 pm | RNZ

The Director-General of Health says community transmission of Covid-19 in the country is inevitable and people should not be complacent about downloading and using the app from now, adding that making it compulsory was still an option. More >>

Beirut explosion: What do we know about ammonium nitrate?

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:16 pm | RNZ

An estimated 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate had been stored at the Beirut warehouse where a massive explosion has occurred. It's an ingredient in fertiliser - and some bombs. More >>

Pasifika on Census 2023: 'Should we even bother?'

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 3:01 pm | RNZ

Pasifika researchers are dismayed at the government's choice of a relatively cheap way of running the next census in 2023. More >>

Name suppression extended for officers accused of manslaughter

Monday, 3 August 2020, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Their interim name suppression was due to lapse at 4pm today but it will continue after they appealled. More >>

Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives post-Cabinet media briefing

Monday, 3 August 2020, 4:15 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is briefing media following her Cabinet meeting. Watch live here. More >>

New political poll: Assessing the fortunes of the minor parties

Friday, 31 July 2020, 11:50 am | RNZ

Things are looking grim for the Greens, but they'll be back. Is NZ First's future up in the air? And what ACT polls at 5 percent for the first time means. Here's what commentators make of new poll results. More >>

Operation Burnham: Inquiry report into alleged civilian deaths during SAS-led raid released

Friday, 31 July 2020, 11:49 am | RNZ

A civilian child was killed during Operation Burnham in 2010, but an inquiry has found their death was justified under international law. More >>

Government may provide indemnity to NZ supplier of Covid-19 vaccine

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:05 am | RNZ

The Ministry of Health is planning to fast-track the approval process for a Covid-19 vaccine, and won't rule out offering a supplier indemnity from any potential claims resulting from its use. More >>

German police excavate allotment in search linked to McCann case

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:11 am | RNZ

Police excavated an allotment near the German city of Hanover in search of clues in a case that prosecutors said was linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal 13 years ago. More >>

Judith Collins on polling criticism and prison escapees 'joke'

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:08 am | RNZ

National leader Judith Collins is doubling down on trashing a recent poll that put her party on 25 percent support and on saying her comments about prison escapees were a joke. More >>

Doctors frustrated by patients refusing Covid-19 tests

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10:40 am | RNZ

Hundreds of doctors surveyed by the College of GPs say they've had patients refuse to be tested for Covid-19, sometimes because they don't think it's necessary. More >>

Prisoner voting rights: Some half-hearted victory song

Monday, 27 July 2020, 4:04 pm | RNZ

Opinion - The Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Bill's final passage through the House partially erases a stain on New Zealand's democratic system, writes Andrew Geddis. More >>