Kate Nicol-Williams

01:52
This comes after it was found Horizons Council had been issuing consents illegally.

Government to step in to resolve planning stoush hampering farmers

This comes after it was found Horizons Council had been issuing consents illegally.

01:46
With plant diseases likely to be affected by climate change, guaranteeing a future for some of New Zealand’s rarest species cannot happen soon enough.

Seed lab using liquid nitrogen to save natives opens in Wellington

The experiment hopes to guarantee a future for some of NZ's rarest species.

01:48
New research shows less than half of New Zealanders have made arrangements for their properties after they die.

New study shows less than half of adult Kiwis have a will - 'I didn't think I needed one'

In a survey of 2000 New Zealanders aged 18 and over, 47 per cent had a will.

00:30
Residents of Albatross Close still need a solution to the problem.

Residents of sinking Porirua street unsure 'how long we have to go through this'

Finding a solution to the Albatross Close problem has been complicated.

01:20
Beach cleaners are hoping this new invention will be a game changer in cleaning up microbeads.

New invention launched to tackle issue of microbeads on Wellington's beaches

The filter was invented by the head of Lower Hutt plastic manufacturer Synapco.

01:48
District councils in the lower North Island are pleading for the government to change earthquake laws.

Legislation is destroying towns not earthquakes, says local councils

District councils in the lower North Island are pleading for government to change earthquake laws.

01:21
Welfare vice-president Beth Paterson spoke to 1 NEWS about the blog.

Wellington students lauch #MeToo blog in bid to make university experience safer

The blog provides students with a space to open up about their experiences with sexual abuse.

00:14
Police say the shooter is still on the loose, but there is no immediate threat to the public.

Rousing haka performed on Whanganui street where man, thought to be Mongrel Mob member, was shot dead

Patched gang members also gathered at a church near a property which has been under police investigation throughout the day.

00:14
Police say the shooting was not a random attack and those involved were known to each other.

Friends and family of man shot in Whanganui gang killing stay at church overnight, armed police presence remains

The victim, believed to be a Mongrel Mob member, was fatally shot yesterday morning in the suburb of Castlecliff.

01:42
The Wellington City Council and Sir Peter Jackson have cut ties.

Joint Wellington movie museum-convention centre plan scrapped

Wellington City Council and Sir Peter Jackson's movie museum company have gone their separate ways.

01:42
It comes after a landmark court ruling in the US saw Monsanto ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for causing a man’s cancer.

Horticulturist calls for urgent NZ review of Roundup's safety

Monsanto was ordered to pay hundreds of millions in a US case over the weed killer causing cancer.

01:49
For some survivors, being able to speak publicly about their abuse is a very important part of their healing process.

'They have already paid enough' - calls for no fees for sexual abuse survivors who want their automatic name suppression lifted

Sexual abuse survivor Brodie Joyce was initially quoted up to $4000 in legal fees to get her automatic name suppression lifted.

02:28
The film premiered to a sold-out theatre in Wellington last night as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie's dying wish realised as new doco premieres on the big screen

It features an interview by Ms Lashlie three days before her 2015 death.

Southern right whale and calf a rare spectacle for Otago Harbour onlookers

The whales drew crowds in Deborah Bay near Dunedin over the weekend.

01:34
Around a dozen clubs have had official letters saying the police want to reduce alcohol-related harm.

'We need the police to advise us not bully us' - Wellington bowls clubs upset by liquor licence objection

Around a dozen clubs have had official letters saying the police want to reduce alcohol-related harm.

01:45
Renters United says defective homes and high rental costs need to change.

Rent advocacy group launch plan to 'fix renting' in NZ

The organisations say change is urgently needed, with the current situation leading to sickness from damp and mouldy homes.

Police and firefighters were called to Henley Lake around 8pm last night after the camper travelled around 20 metres beyond the shore line.

Five await rescue after campervan ends up in Masterton lake

The group is reported to be "above water line" and uninjured.

01:49
A new study is calling for bold action to tackle the obesity crisis with researchers questioning crowd favourites like hot chips and hot dogs at sports venues.

More needs to be done to stop junk food reigning supreme at sports events - study

Most local sports clubs and stadiums had energy-dense and nutritionally-poor food and drinks on offer.

01:50
The UK study found coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of early death, than those who abstained

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life

"It would be good to tell them there’s something in the beans that are beneficial for their health."

01:31
Gaming is NZ’s fastest growing industry, with offerings gaining international popularity.

Booming Kiwi gaming industry asks for Government intervention to grow

Gaming is NZ's fastest growing industry, with offerings gaining international popularity.

01:36
Sea Shepherd says the IML Plastics factory in Lower Hutt is the main offender after so-called nurdles were found at several popular beaches.

Wellington manufacturers admit spilling plastic beads down storm water drains

Sea Shepherd says the IML Plastics factory in Lower Hutt is the main offender after so-called nurdles were found at several popular beaches.

01:33
Try as it might, thick cloud is keeping the sun away this June, and it's got some people feeling blue.

'It's making everyone grumpy' - low sunshine hours taking its toll on New Zealanders

Christchurch is on track for its dullest June with just 18.2 hours so far.

01:42
Principals teaching, students being divvied up and teachers losing release time are all increasing practices at some schools.

Primary relief teacher shortage worsening in some parts of NZ

Primary schools say a relief teacher shortage is putting staff under pressure as the winter chill hits.

01:43
Survivors are feeling more confident to come forward due to greater awareness of the issues.

Wellington sexual abuse counselling service at crisis point as client numbers swell

Wellington HELP is contracted to help 300 clients every year but this year, it's tracking towards 700.

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