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Claims of gynaecology patients' consent breaches

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:56 pm | RNZ

Health board says it's made improvements since claims of gynaecology patients' rights breaches Phil Pennington , Reporter More >>

Electoral Commission chair calls for greater powers

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:37 pm | RNZ

The new chair of the Electoral Commission would like greater investigative powers for the watchdog. More >>

New details around NZ First conflicts of interest timeline

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:25 pm | RNZ

New information has emerged showing it was the New Zealand First chief of staff who identified potential conflicts of interest between a forestry company and two senior government ministers, sparking a series of declarations. More >>

Controversial Otago Daily Times cartoon: 'We got it wrong'

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:27 am | RNZ

Garrick Tremain's cartoon making light of the measles epidemic was labelled racist and insensitive and the paper is to cease publishing his work until a review of his future with the publication is completed. More >>

DIA criticises public 'beating up' of Hepatitis Foundation

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:23 am | RNZ

The Department of Internal Affairs is defending the Hepatitis Foundation and says publicly shaming it does nothing to help the charity sector. More >>

Government funds to continue investing in fossil fuels

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:18 am | RNZ

Two multi-billion dollar government guaranteed investment funds say they will continue investing in fossil fuel companies, despite the government's efforts to fight climate change. More >>

Jones Declared Conflict of Interest Same Day Questions Asked

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:10 am | RNZ

Shane Jones' office received official documents about a forestry company's bid for public money five times over four months, but the New Zealand First minister only declared a conflict of interest on the day RNZ began asking questions. More >>

Thousands of quake-prone buildings yet to be identified

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Councils estimate they have yet to identify 10,000 buildings nationwide that are earthquake-prone and need upgrading or demolition. More >>

Green's Swarbrick says cannabis prohibition has failed

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:06 pm | RNZ

Green Party's drug reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick says the prohibition-based model for cannabis is not working and has induced inequity for Māori who are disproportionately convicted over the substance. More >>

ODT cartoon sparks calls for anti-racism training

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:11 pm | RNZ

The Otago Daily Times has been told it needs to do anti-racism training after it was forced to apologise for a cartoon joking about the Samoa measles outbreak. More >>

Russian on NZDF : 'No reason for us to react' - Peters

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:26 am | RNZ

The foreign minister won't be calling in the Russian ambassador concerning comments made about New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan. More >>

COP 25: Pacific nations demand greater commitments

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:14 am | RNZ

Small island countries in the Pacific are demanding greater commitments at this week's Madrid climate talks, saying what's been done so far is far from enough. More >>

NZ Cricket lodge complaint with police over Archer abuse

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 5:27 pm | RNZ

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has lodged a complaint with police over the reported racial abuse directed at Jofra Archer during the first Test between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval last week. More >>

Glass bits found in strawberry punnet from supermarket

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 5:15 pm | RNZ

A man is warning people to check their strawberries after his friend was taken to hospital when she had eaten some with glass in them. More >>

NZ's silence on West Papua 'costing lives'

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 5:03 pm | RNZ

About 50 activists flew the Morning Star flag at New Zealand's Parliament on Monday to mark the 58th anniversary of the declaration of West Papuan independence. More >>

Samoa's measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 55

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:53 pm | RNZ

There have been another two deaths in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 55. More >>

Wild weather: Flights cancelled, roads closed, lakes rising

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:26 pm | RNZ

Strong winds in Wellington have forced multiple domestic flights to and from the city to be cancelled. More >>

Integrated schools upset over exclusion from property funds

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:49 pm | RNZ

More than 300 integrated schools are challenging the government's decision to leave them out of its $400 million boost for maintenance. More >>

Leaders urged not to COP out of climate action in Madrid

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:46 am | RNZ

The latest round of global climate talks has opened in Spain with the head of the UN warning the world risks sleepwalking past a point of no return. More >>

Claire Szabo Labour's new party president

Monday, 2 December 2019, 12:05 pm | RNZ

Former president Nigel Haworth quit in September, amid claims he had mishandled complaints about sexual assault. More >>



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