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02:29
Two other worker's say the toxic culture at Oranga Tamariki is affecting their work.

More allegations of bullying at the Ministry for Children

1 NEWS has revealed there are now at least nine bullying complaints lodged by social workers.

New Plymouth councillor stepping down after remarks on te reo

Murray Chong recently said on Facebook that he was ashamed to sing the national anthem in Te Reo Māori.

01:51
The Government is now spending less on preventing the illness.

Fears Government has dropped the ball on rheumatic fever as cases rise

It coincides with the Government spending less on preventing the illness.

shipping container terminal at dusk,  modern harbor and global trade background

New Zealand goods still clearing Chinese border, MPI says

Fishing company Sanford said it's having issues getting salmon exports to China cleared through the country's ports.

02:04
The US President said he used Homeland Security’s data to make his decision.

Watch: 'You're fake news!' President Trump spars with reporters over data used to declare national emergency

The US President said he used Homeland Security’s data to make the decision.

02:08
Democrats in the US are calling it a “lawless act” by the US president.

President Trump declares national emergency to fund wall for US-Mexico border

Trump made the call from the Rose Garden, claiming illegal immigration was "an invasion of our country".

01:51

'China-NZ relations developing healthily with stability' says Chinese ministry amid worrying signals

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies Chinese citizens have been warned not to come to New Zealand.

00:43
Mr Davis says the story is only an issue because Peter Goodfellow has ties to both National and Sanford, the company reportedly having issues getting their produce into China.

Kelvin Davis accuses National of trying to 'economically sabotage NZ' over China export fears

Mr Davis says the story is only an issue because Peter Goodfellow has ties to both National and Sanford, the company reportedly having issues getting their produce into China.

A salmon in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds.

New Zealand seafood exporter Sanford's shipments delayed at China ports

A Sanford spokesperson said they have not been given a reason for the delays by local authorities.

01:34
The National MP ranked higher than him on a recent poll, but doesn’t have her eye on the “toughest job” in politics, she says.

John Armstrong's opinion: Media script requires Bridges to end up as dog tucker

The National Leader is under unrelenting attack from the media pack, says our columnist.

Intelligence and policy analyst Paul Buchanan discussed the issue on TVNZ1’s Breakfast.

Some Chinese travellers 'dumping plans to travel to New Zealand' amid strained relationship between Wellington and Beijing

That's according to an article published in the English version of China's People's Daily Newspaper.

00:22
Some have accused the advert of being sexist and using 'mansplaining' to get its message across.

Jacinda Ardern says National attack ad accused of 'mansplaining' is straight from '1970s era'

Critics have called it patronising and sexist, while Paula Bennett has defended it as humorous.

01:26
Mr Peters called the National MP "Mr Woodwork Teacher" during a debate on China in question time today.

Winston Peters apologises to 'all woodwork teachers' after gibe at Gerry Brownlee's expense

Mr Peters called the National MP "Mr Woodwork Teacher" during a debate on China in question time today.

00:56
The Party’s Deputy Leader says people are looking for something to get upset about.

Paula Bennett defends National's ad attacking KiwiBuild - labelled 'sexist' by some - as 'just a bit of humour'

"It could have been a man, it could have been a woman. I don’t think it’s about gender, I think that it's about a failing government," Ms Bennett says.

New National Party advert attacking Labour's KiwiBuild called out as 'sexist' and 'awkward'

The video depicts a man simply explaining Labour's KiwiBuild scheme missing targets to a woman.

Winston Peters dismisses claims government ministers are blocked from visiting China

He said New Zealand had beefed up its representation in China and he too planned to visit this year.

01:50
Household debt is at record levels and child poverty and drug use remain stubbornly high.

Targeted funding needed to fix 'appalling' Māori wellbeing - Salvation Army

The government needed to get "brave" and think radically to try to eradicate the disparities, social policy analyst Alan Johnson says.

Massey University, which partnered with Huawei to upgrade wireless infrastructure, says its watching developments closely.

Rugby themed Huawei ad hits back at Government's 5G decision

The Chinese company has gone on a public relations offensive.

00:53
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Opposition leader had digs at one another based on comments they’d both made in the past.

Another day, another round of barbs between Winston Peters and Simon Bridges in Parliament

Both politicians brought up controversial conversations from the other man's past, earning them each a warning from the Speaker.

01:59
The 1.75 per cent rate is likely to remain in place through 2020, officials signalled today.

Official Cash Rate stays steady at 1.75 per cent, expected to remain same through to 2020

The Reserve Bank expects low interest rates and Government spending support to lead to a pickup in domestic growth over 2019.

Taranaki councillor Murray Chong unrepentant over no-show for te reo apology

He said in the past, if people have to sing the national anthem in both languages then the haka should be performed in English too.

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament Building, against the Sun. Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, Oceania

Parliament's top select committee called off because National says 'disorganised' Labour didn't have the numbers

With MP Tamati Coffey away sick, Labour's accused National of political points scoring.

04:08
Intelligence and policy analyst Paul Buchanan discussed the issue on TVNZ1’s Breakfast.

Huawei ban could see New Zealand-China relationship 'deteriorating' - expert

Paul Buchanan says NZ is the "meat in the middle of the sandwich" between Beijing and Washington.

00:35
The Opposition leader cheekily reminded James Shaw about the new Vernon Tava-led party.

Simon Bridges taunts Greens MPs about arrival of centrist sustainable party

"At 5 per cent he knows Vernon Tava’s coming for him,” Mr Bridges said.

01:11
As MPs returned to the house today, many were clearly relishing the chance to unleash a summer’s worth of barbs.

Watch: The best of today's one-liners and insults as Parliament returned for 2019

Parliamentarians seemed to relish unleashing all the lines they'd thought up over summer.

'China not Choyna' - Simon Bridges' accent mocked by Winston Peters in Parliament

The Deputy PM also asked why the Opposition leader continues to humiliate himself.

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