Anna Whyte

Three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa will also be renewed.

New Zealand's military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan extended

"NZ is firmly committed to international efforts to fight ISIS," Jacinda Ardern says.

National’s Matt King has witnessed first-hand the consequences of a coward punch.

Proposed law aims to 'focus on the lethal nature' of coward punches – MP

If passed, it would create a new offence and hold a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment.

From left, Sophie, Abby, Richard and Toby Hartley in the intensive care unit in Bali.

Almost $240K donated to seriously ill Kiwi woman in Bali - 'Luckily New Zealanders are generous'

However ACT's David Seymour says "frivolous spending" by the Government means people like Ms Hartley suffer the consequences.

Golriz Ghahraman

Period poverty 'a human rights issue' says Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, as some girls miss out on school

It comes as another application for Pharmac to fund sanitary items is being lodged.

Both parties lay out the reasons why they were for or against legalising euthanasia.

'In this bill there are no consequences' - Sir Bill English speaks out against proposed euthanasia legislation, supporter Matt Vickers wants restrictions

Matt Vickers' late wife Lecretia Seales was denied the right to voluntary euthanasia before she died in mid-2015.

While teachers prepare to strike, another fight is going on in schools.

‘Our children need us’ – schools urge pay equity for teacher aides, who work with high-needs and vulnerable students

Teacher aides are often paid out of the same budget that pays for maintenance and toilet paper.

Teacher Kahli Oliviera says it’s not just about the money, it’s about ensuring the best learning environment for the kids.

'We've reached a crisis point' – teachers ready to 'stand up and be heard' as strike nears

Teachers say it's not just about the money, it's about ensuring the best for Kiwi kids. The Prime Minister says it falls upon the Government to resolve the issues.

As teachers prepare to strike, 1 NEWS NOW finds out a regular day isn’t just 9am-3pm with a stack of holidays.

A day in the life of a New Zealand teacher: 'I don't stop'

As teachers prepare to strike, 1 NEWS NOW finds out a regular day isn’t just 9am-3pm with a stack of holidays.

1 NEWS spoke to various groups who are pushing the Government to outlaw the practise.

Petition to ban gay conversion therapy 'once and for all' draws thousands of signatures

It comes after TVNZ1's Sunday story that investigated therapy offered to "cure" people who find themselves attracted to the same sex.

$50K raised for judicial review after controversial speakers banned from Auckland Council venues

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux had been banned from speaking at Auckland Council venues by Mayor Phil Goff.

NZ Rugby Head of Women’s Rugby Development Cate Sexton talks about the bid for the 2021 World Cup.

Women's Rugby World Cup on Kiwi soil could be 'powerful' and a 'fantastic' way to showcase Black Ferns - NZ Rugby

Is 2021 the year? NZ has won it five times, but it's never been held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Andrew Little says people in prison with nowhere to go are choking the system, but not everyone backs his idea.

Waikeria Prison decision: What should be done to combat New Zealand's rising prison population?

With the future of the Waikato prison set to be announced today, 1 NEWS went to groups and experts to ask how NZ should deal with the rocketing prison population.

Mr Bidois replaces former MP Jonathan Coleman.

'I have been a fighter my entire life' - New Zealand's newest MP Dan Bidois takes out Northcote by-election

1 NEWS found out a little more about Auckland's new MP, such as how he planned to celebrate the win and whose shoes he'd like to fill for a day.

Local Govt NZ have criticised the way councils are forced to implement Maori wards in order to increase Maori representation.

Maori Ward polls: 'Discriminatory' or a 'democratic process' - a look at both sides of the argument

"The polls reduce a complex issue to a simple binary choice," say Local Govt NZ. But Hobson's Pledge say it ensures "a democratic process" is followed.

Te Reo Maori education given $12.5 million bump in Budget 2018

Labour's support partners have widely differing views on the issue, however.

Grant Robertson showed off the front page to journalists in Wellington.

Budget 2018: Health, housing and education the big winners

Education, health and housing were emphasised prior to the Budget announcement. They proved to be big winners today.

Budget 2018: Five things you need to know about where the Government is spending your cash

Here are five talking points from Grant Robertson's first Budget, released today.

'We are silent' - politics littered with challenges for deaf/hard of hearing, new Bill aimed at breaking down barriers passes first hurdle

The Election Access Fund Bill aims to establish funding for disability-related costs of standing in general elections.

Jenny Marcroft and Nikki Kaye.

National welcomes withdrawal of 'severely flawed' NZ First bill to restrict 'teacher' title

It was intended as a "simple clarification" to lift teachers' status, according to MP Jenny Marcroft.

'It's critical that this Bill be amended' – Disability Commissioner concerned about impact of euthanasia bill, that it might capture those not suffering terminal illness

David Seymour, however, says his Bill means a person with a disability would be unable to access euthanasia based solely on their condition.

The English star says the social media platform is full of people being mean.

Review: Ed Sheeran starts NZ tour with a bang, leaving a drenched Auckland audience mesmerised

He even whipped out an All Blacks t-shirt and a mention of Wellington.

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