Anna Harcourt

A report into the ethical production of clothes has given only two New Zealand companies an A rating.

Major New Zealand clothing retailers score poorly in ethical production report

But some Kiwi brands are rated highly in Tearfund's Ethical Fashion Report.

The former prime minister tweeted she hoped the proceeds would go to a cause like the Women's Refuge.

Dumped portrait of Helen Clark rescued from Wellington rubbish tip, up to $500 on Trademe & climbing

The former prime minister tweeted she hoped the proceeds would go to a cause like Women's Refuge.

Race to help whales after another Farewell Spit stranding

DOC says all the whales seem to be in "reasonable condition".

Volunteers push stranded whales off the sand in Golden Bay.

Father and children in campervan see stranded whales in Golden Bay, get out and push them off sand

They first thought the whales were dead, but then they saw the tails flapping.

DOC staff have the awful job of moving and burying the mammals so they don't get taken back out to sea.

Massey students sample decomposed whales to get an idea of their age

The sampling wouldn't be able to determine exactly what caused the stranding.

Around 300 whales could be left to decompose in the marine environment, instead of being allowed to drift out to sea.

'It's not a nice thing to have to do' - DOC begins grim task of dealing with 300 dead whales

This stranding has left so many dead whales that the normal process won't do.

A pod of 17 whales refloated at Farewell Spit this morning now appear headed towards the safety of Cook Strait.

'They're heading in the right direction' - optimism whales may finally be heading out to deep water

All 17 of the stranded whales near Farewell Spit have been refloated as the tide flowed in.

The Farewell Spit rescue efforts wrap up tonight as it's too dangerous for volunteers as the tide rises rapidly.

'You played a part in history' - volunteers at Farewell Spit thanked for role in saving whales

Hundreds of volunteers stood in neck-deep water, forming a human chain this morning to stop whales getting too close to shore.

Renters set to struggle for affordable homes in Marlborough as quake workers flock to region

Renters set to struggle for affordable homes in Marlborough as quake workers flock to region

Rent prices jumped higher in Marlborough than anywhere else in the country last year.

With Donald Trump poised to enter the White House, the APEC summit has become the meeting no world wants to miss.

Wellington Girls' College closes for the day after earthquake damage to building found

There are concerns around the safety of access ways, stairwells and the atrium.

The building had to be cleared quickly and now the area is cordoned off, affecting businesses and residents.

Courtenay Central car park in Wellington at imminent risk of collapse - engineers

The council says concrete panels had come loose from the front of a building.

Nelson's Patsy McGrath, a member of Exit International, says  the police told her was suspected of having tools that could be used for voluntary euthanasia.

'What gives police authority?' Euthanasia group outraged at raid of elderly women's homes

The leader of Exit International says members were targeted in a way they've never seen before.


Grieving Kapiti families free to scatter ashes without council permission

Mayor Ross Church says it was felt the requirement was an "unnecessary process step for families to navigate".


Eminem gets his day in NZ court in case against National Party

The rapper is suing the National Party, accusing it of breach of copyright over a campaign ad.

Disability advocates praise The Warehouse for model in wheelchair

It's the first time The Warehouse has used a model in a wheelchair.

Authorities have fronted today over the crisis that started two weeks ago.

Campylobacter outbreak at Havelock North retirement village being investigated

Patients with gastro at Mary Doyle Lifecare retirement village have been restricted from visitors.

Fire engine

Three injured, one seriously in Whanganui house fire

Five fire crews worked to put out the blaze.

Three people have been arrested and at least one more person is still in a standoff with the police Armed Offenders Squad in Palmerston North.

Armed standoff in Palmerston North continues after three arrested

The incident began at Pioneer New World on Main Street today when a man threatened a customer.

The New Zealand men's quadruple sculls crew could yet lose their Olympic reprieve.

Rowing NZ says Russian decision 'appalling'

"We'll certainly be asking some tough questions about how we got to this point."

Auckland Hospital entrance

Graduate nurses have hopes broken after computer glitch

False job offers were sent out to almost 300 graduate nurses by the DHB - only to have the offers retracted.


Wellington's cable car upgrade not going to be finished on time or on budget

The upgrade was originally projected to take eight weeks to complete.

Two-car crash in Motueka leaves one injured

One person was taken to Nelson Hospital after the collision.

Woman injured in T-bone car and bus crash in Waikanae

There were initial reports that a woman was trapped in the car following the collision.

Rescue team hospitalised after truck plunges off cliff into Manawatu Gorge

Two people were injured in the crash, while three rescuers were affected by the cold.

Palmerston North building evacuated after gas leak

The fire service are not sure what kind of gas it is.

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