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Benefit relationship rules "create lose-lose situation"

Monday, 25 November 2019, 12:48 pm | RNZ

Beneficiary advocates want urgent changes to the rules around relationships in the welfare system. Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty, and Action Station have written an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying ... More >>

Breach of suppression orders in NZ will be punished - Little

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:55 am | RNZ

Justice Minister Andrew Little expects New Zealanders who shared the name of Grace Millane's killer via social media will face legal action. More >>

"No bias against Middle East and African refugees": Minister

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:31 am | RNZ

The Immigration Minister is defending a move to reject a United Nations request for a greater increase in the number of African and Middle Eastern refugees. More >>

Cyclone Rita to pass east of Vanuatu

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:19 am | RNZ

The South Pacific cyclone season's first storm has formed with the system between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu being named Rita. More >>

Protesters remain in OMV oil ship to protest emissions

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:14 am | RNZ

Twenty protesters who stormed an oil company's support ship in Timaru yesterday, are still refusing to leave after spending the night on board. More >>

Auckland trains cancelled after truck hits rail overbridge

Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:57 am | RNZ

All Auckland trains on the Western line are currently cancelled or delayed after a truck hit a rail overbridge. More >>

Call for inquiry into Pharmac's epilepsy drug switch

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:31 pm | RNZ

The Health and Disability Commissioner wants answers from Pharmac and a national MP is calling for an inquiry, after four people died following and epilepsy drug brand switch. More >>

Cook Islands 'anti-gay' bill needs review

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 3:39 pm | RNZ

The Cook Islands opposition Democratic Party is calling for a special meeting of the Crimes Bill Select Committee. More >>

Accessiblity criticism for Parliament's new playground

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:46 pm | RNZ

A new playground which opened on the front lawn of Parliament yesterday is a missed opportunity because it does not cater to all children, disability advocates say. More >>

Fresh New Zealand First Foundation revelations

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:42 am | RNZ

Following allegations that New Zealand First has been using a foundation to hide donations, the media outlet Stuff, is reporting that the foundation has received more than 500-thousand dollars in donations, with some donors believing they were ... More >>

Abuse inquiry: Survivor rejects Church leader's 'minimising'

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:34 am | RNZ

A Catholic leader newly appointed to the church's liaison group to the royal commission is accused of telling a survivor the priest who abused her had been "healing his sexuality". More >>

Nine sunscreen brands fail protection tests - Consumer NZ

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:18 am | RNZ

The Cancer Society is being asked to recall all batches of one of its sunblocks because it doesn't give people the protection claimed on the label. More >>

Will a new suicide plan bring down the numbers?

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:59 am | RNZ

The new boss of the Suicide Prevention Office has a big job ahead of her: turning around New Zealand’s alarming suicide rate. More >>

Disputed bus crash report listed faults in company's systems

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:00 pm | RNZ

A newly-released WorkSafe report into a bus crash that killed three people in 2016 showed investigators identified weaknesses in the bus firm's maintenance systems. More >>

Armed patrols throughout Hawke's Bay, police reveal

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:13 pm | RNZ

Armed officers have been patrolling throughout Hawke's Bay since a spate of gang-related incidents in Napier on Sunday, police have revealed. More >>

Stephen Colbert in NZ: Jacinda Ardern, Lorde and BBQs

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 3:41 pm | RNZ

Stephen Colbert's series on his taxpayer-funded visit to New Zealand has launched on The Late Show . More >>

Banned firearms: 'There's effectively a permanent amnesty'

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:56 am | RNZ

The firearms buy-back comes to an end a month from today, but the police say the amnesty for returning banned guns will continue into next year and beyond. More >>

North gears up for Treaty grounds royal visit

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:38 am | RNZ

Preparations are under way at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the historic visit today by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. More >>

MPs scrap ban on use of Parliament TV footage

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:25 am | RNZ

MPs have agreed to suspend a rule banning the use of official Parliament TV footage for political advertising. More >>

NZDF agrees deal to clear deadly Afghan firing ranges

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 11:14 am | RNZ

The Defence Force has agreed a deal to clear unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan after revelations seven children were killed by unexploded devices left there. More >>



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