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Emily Cooper

01:41
The Government says it's laughable to suggest now that the former government was going to solve the housing crisis.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford calls National's claims it could do more housing 'laughable'

It comes after the Waimahia development in South Auckland was hailed as a success.

02:03
The changes will hope to see more projects funded and faster decision making around where funding should go.

Government announces changes to tourism infrastructure fund as councils cry out for help

The changes will hope to see more projects funded, and a faster decision making around where funding should go.

00:29
Wellingtonians were also treated to food stalls and performances for the weekend event.

Thousands flock to see Santa in Wellington

Wellingtonians were also treated to food stalls and performances for the weekend event.

00:19
Hunter Macdonald is charged with reckless damage after the incident went viral last month.

Man who broke $300k Wellington sculpture in viral video appears in court

Hunter Macdonald previously defended his actions by noting there wasn't a "do not climb" sign.

01:42
The renowned Kiwi director spoke with 1 NEWS ahead of the release of They Shall Not Grow Old.

Sir Peter Jackson gives insight on his stunning new WWI documentary

The Kiwi director spoke with 1 NEWS about the groundbreaking film, which premieres in NZ on Sunday.

02:18
Christian Dennison is making an impact on social media, and he's got a pretty well-known twin brother too.

Kiwi movie star Julian Dennison's twin brother Christian selected as a youth Member of Parliament

Christian is also a bit of a social media star too starring in a series of online videos.

01:56
Based in Central Otago, it'll be the first radar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere’s first space junk radar to be built in Otago

It’ll be the first commercial radar in the world able to detect smaller junk of around 2cm, Leo Labs says.

02:06
Police say criminals have been targeting local dairies and service stations so officers are trying a new approach.

Spate of violent robberies spark special operation by Manawatu Police

Police say criminals have been targeting dairies and service stations so they're trying a new approach.

01:45

Detector dogs in prisons sniff out nearly one synthetic cannabis sample a week

Five specially trained dogs have been in action in prisons since March.

01:25
Teachers and supporters march on August 15.

Over 500 education specialists set to strike next week - 'Prioritise the needs of children'

Learning support staff say they face the same issues as primary school teachers.

01:47
More than 1200 schools will be closing tomorrow when primary school teachers walk off the job.

Parents make arrangements as teachers strike - 'Going to the zoo'

More than 1200 schools will be closing tomorrow when primary school teachers walk off the job.

01:51
The issue is highly contentious as Turkey denies what happens was a genocide.

Greens call on Parliament to recognise WWI deaths of Armenians in Turkey as genocide

The issue is contentious as Turkey denies what happened was genocide.

02:02
Military veterans with PTSD say government should do more to support them

'We're all prone to it' - PTSD treatment needs to be improved in NZ, former soldier says

The problem involves not only soldiers, but police, medics, firemen, sexual abuse survivors and even train drivers, Bill Blaikie says - and he wants the Government to step up.

01:43
Bee numbers are falling around the world and New Zealand beekeepers from backyard hobbyists to big industry players are being asked to do their part to make sure that's not happening here.

Bee keepers called on to fill out survey to combat declining bee population

As well as being a $5 billion industry, it's predicted around a third of our food is dependent on bees.

01:50
Wellington is still a big player in the industry but Auckland’s also seeing more screen time.

'Wellywood' thriving as film permits increase

Auckland is also gaining momentum for production of big and small screen items.

Around 200 locals packed into a meeting at the airport.

MP labels Air NZ 'Air Auckland', as Air Chathams prepares to offer up to 36 flights per week

Details of Air Chathams flight are expected to be released later this afternoon.

01:42
The Inland Revenue Department is under mounting pressure after a "perfect storm" of problems this week.

IRD workers planning strike cite workload of 'Best Start' payments

Inland Revenue is under mounting pressure after a "perfect storm" of problems this week.

01:27
The idea is that instead of chasing Likes and retweets, we focus on living our lives and being more in the moment.

'It's just mental clutter' - Digital Detox Day sees hundreds of Kiwis switch off their phones

The Kalsy family are just some of the many people who switched off their phones for Digital Detox Day.

01:57
Susan Austen was previously acquitted of aiding the death of her friend.

Euthanasia advocate fined $7500 for importing drug her friend used to take her own life

Susan Austen was found not guilty for aiding the suicide of Anne Marie Treadwell.

01:41
Twenty-six bars, cafes, restaurants and food trucks on the waterfront are trialling a plastic straw-free future.

Wellington bars and restaurants trial ban on plastic straws

Twenty-six bars, cafes, restaurants and food trucks on the waterfront are trialling a plastic straw-free future.

'This is a legitimate wound' - former soldier fights stigma of mental health with Poppy Day appeal

"I walked into the medical centre, burst into tears and said 'I can’t do this anymore,'" Mark Compain told 1 NEWS.

00:22
The case is being heard in Wellington.

Iwi and environmental groups take fight against iron sand mining to High Court

Court this morning opened with a karakia and waiata by iwi representatives.

Central Wellington building deemed potentially unsafe is evacuated

Occupants were given until 4pm to evacuate the Boulcott Street building.

00:40
Six fire truck were at the scene this afternoon attempting to contain the blaze.

Video: Large fire guts two storey Wellington property

Fire services received multiple calls at 2:30pm today about a fire in Oriental Bay.

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