'I'm not receiving enough income to cover my basic needs' - beneficiary says

Hannah McGowan is one of many struggling despite the Government's promise to overhaul the welfare system.


Sevu Reece explains picking All Blacks over Fiji: 'Always a dream of mine'

The winger turned down the nation of his birth to chase the black jersey.


Covering Climate Now: Katikati farmer embracing challenge to reduce carbon emissions

Of all New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, 48.1 per cent come from agriculture.


'It was far from perfect' - All Blacks out to improve despite victory over Springboks

Ian Foster gave his take on the All Blacks' World Cup opening win.

Hawke's Bay gets $14 million PGF investment

It will go into food innovation and employment opportunities.


Brodie Retallick 'progressing really well' but no timeline for All Blacks return

The lock is yet to fully recover from a pre-World Cup shoulder injury.

Surgery on wrong part of man's skull a case study for neurosurgeons, says commissioner

The surgeon has been asked to apologise to the family of the patient, who has since died.


All Blacks' wing wizards finding their feet in Test rugby: 'It's been awesome'

Sevu Reece and George Bridge have turned heads since being thrust into the All Blacks' side.


Budding Kiwi musicians get the chance to jam with rock stars Mick Fleetwood and Sir Bob Geldof

The event gave a small group of music students the chance to get creative insights from the industry’s best.


Independent investigation launched over allegations made against Christchurch City councillor

Deon Swiggs today said he denied "any allegations of misconduct" and welcomed a full investigation.

Smoke-free laws in bars and cafes outdated - expert

Researchers have found NZ's smoke-free laws are failing to protect people exposed to tobacco smoke.


All Blacks praise 'little magician' Sevu Reece for adapting to Test rugby

The winger has been a revelation after a rapid rise into the All Blacks’ ranks.

Lime says scooter wasn't removed from scene, before emergency services arrived at fatal Auckland crash

Police say they have obtained the scooter, and that Lime was cooperating with the investigation.


Commerce Commission receives complaints over Spark Sport's Rugby World Cup streaming issues

The event kicked off with a win for the All Blacks, but a loss for some viewers.


Winston Peters says we need to get 'the right people' as Census reveals fastest population growth in 50 years

Other countries organise immigration to “suit their economy, not the converse” Mr Peters says.


'They go behind your back' - Michael Cheika slams Fiji over Reece Hodge citing

The winger has come under fire for his hit on Fiji's Peceli Yato.


'Steve's ringing' – All Blacks super fan Kristen Whiu gets surprise call from Hansen

Whiu says meeting the team was "such an honour" but "they're just normal blokes at the end of the day".

Pair found guilty of murdering and torturing Auckland teen Dimetrius Pairama

Toko (Ashley) Shane Winter and Kerry Te Amo have been on trial in the High Court at Auckland for the past three weeks.

Boy in foster care failed by disability service, Health and Disability Commission finds

A lack of regular home visits and training led to the boy receiving substandard care.

Slip partially blocks busy Remutaka Hill Road

Motorists are advised to delay travel if possible.

Game of Thrones big winner at 71st Emmy Awards

Streaming services hit new Emmy heights in a night of surprises.

Tour company Thomas Cook collapses, 600,000 global bookings cancelled

More than 20,000 employees in 16 countries, including 9,000 in the UK, will be left unemployed.


Ardie Savea emerges as All Blacks' go-to man after stellar performance against Boks

Savea ran 62 metres, made eight tackles, won two turnovers and contributed to two tries.


Tonga's Nasi Manu reflects on emotional journey from cancer diagnosis to RWC

There were tears when Manu lined up and sang Tonga's national anthem before the match against England.


Family members of Pike River disaster victims have chance to enter mine

They'll be able to go down to the 170-metre barrier in the West Coast mine next week.

Person dies in South Auckland workplace accident

WorkSafe have been notified of the incident.


New leukaemia therapy could transform cancer treatment, Australian researchers say

It comes as an 80-year-old man, riddled with the disease is now in remission, two years on.

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