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Small Pacific states brace for measles spread

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:07 pm | RNZ

As the Pacific grapples with a deadly measles outbreak originating in New Zealand, some of the region's smallest states are seeing their health systems put under increasing strain before the disease even reaches their shores. More >>

Halt drug switch linked to three deaths - Epilepsy NZ

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:01 pm | RNZ

Epilepsy New Zealand is urging authorities to immediately halt a drug switch following the death of three people. More >>

Live Updates: Australia Fires 13/11/19

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:12 am | RNZ

All eyes were on New South Wales yesterday but today the focus shifts further north to Queensland, where firefighters are continuing their marathon effort and anticipating their worst day yet. More >>

Mysterious foundation loaning New Zealand First money

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:22 am | RNZ

A mysterious foundation that loans money to New Zealand First is under scrutiny, with a university law professor saying although it's lawful, it fails to provide the transparency voters need in a democracy. More >>

The Detail: How realistic is our Predator-Free 2050 goal?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 5:15 pm | RNZ

It’s just over three years since the Predator Free 2050 goal was announced, with the aim of restoring New Zealand’s spectacular bird chorus. More >>

Big rise in suicide, self-harm attempts in police custody

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:48 pm | RNZ

Suicide or self harm attempts in police custody have increased to 77 in the year to September, almost quadrupling over four years, police data show. More >>

RNZ Live Updates: Fires in New South Wales, Australia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:50 pm | RNZ

An unprecedented number of wildfires have burned through 850,000 hectares in New South Wales in recent days, closing about 600 schools and leaving at least three people dead. Follow our live blog below for updates on the situation. More >>

Increased fire risk with hotter than average summer expected

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:38 pm | RNZ

Fire and Emergency is warning people to prepare for an increased risk of fires starting and spreading over summer. More >>

Auckland port move: Cabinet ministers deliberate on decision

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:34 pm | RNZ

Cabinet ministers now have a copy of a report urging the government to move the Auckland port up north, but say no final decisions have been made. More >>

Mercury transit: Stargazers mark historic moment

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:44 am | RNZ

Keen stargazers gathered at Te Whanganui o Hei, or Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula to watch a rare astronomic event this morning. More >>

Firearms Prohibition Orders - fears of warrantless powers

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:33 am | RNZ

The government's firearms prohibition order (FPO) proposal is being met with both approval and alarm bells. More >>

Vanuatu minister won't intervene over Daily Post director

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:18 pm | RNZ

Vanuatu's Minister of Home Affairs has ruled out intervening in the work permit case of the Daily Post newspaper's media director, Dan McGarry. More >>

The Detail: Will Armed Police Patrols Increase our Safety?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:09 pm | RNZ

Armed police now roam parts of New Zealand, but many residents in the places being patrolled don’t want them there. More >>

Dead rats washed up on beaches sent for toxicology testing

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:41 am | RNZ

The theory that it was 1080 that killed about 600 rats, an octopus, a calf and other animals that washed up on a West Coast beach is highly unlikely, a Department of Conservation (DOC) regional manager says. More >>

Sustainable New Zealand party: Other parties unruffled

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:03 am | RNZ

The new political party Sustainable New Zealand thinks they have what it takes to be the next minor party in Parliament, with a simple approach to politics. More >>

Police Armed Response Team in 'low level' suburban arrest

Monday, 11 November 2019, 9:43 am | RNZ

Residents and politicians fear new armed police teams are being used for lower-risk responses and "preventative patrolling" after an arrest in suburban Hamilton over the weekend. More >>

Sikhs overjoyed new temple can be built in Hawke's Bay

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:52 pm | RNZ

The Sikh community in Hastings is celebrating after the Hastings District Council changed its mind and granted it resource consent to build a new temple on productive land. More >>

Royal Commission: Commissioner says state care failed

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:49 pm | RNZ

The Children's Commissioner has told the Abuse in Care Royal Commission that his office has failed to properly monitor the state care system. More >>

Anne Tolley admits 'outburst' in Peters super case

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:46 pm | RNZ

Former National minister Anne Tolley has admitted telling her sister about Winston Peters' pension overpayment while she was "tired" and "cross" in a conversation she regretted. More >>

Coalition partners stand their ground on partnership visas

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:22 am | RNZ

Power Play - The weekly Cabinet meeting might be a touch awkward on Monday with a serious split between senior Labour and New Zealand First ministers over the volatile issue of immigration. More >>

   

 

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