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Katie Bradford

00:39
Organised by ACT’s David Seymour, the meeting drew plenty of comment and debate.

Tomorrow's Schools proposal gets thumbs down at David Seymour's public meeting, with claims its akin to communism

About 400 people attended a fiery public meeting about the biggest overhaul of our education system in 30 years.

01:55
It’s held an urgent summit with concerns the planned changes could put the sector at further risk.

Government proposals to overhaul training sector sees push-back from construction industry

The industry held an urgent summit with concerns the planned changes could put the sector at further risk.

01:55
Millions of litres of rubbish end up in Kiwi harbours every day.

Growing pressure on Government to prosecute litterbugs

Millions of litres of rubbish end up in Kiwi harbours every day.

01:54
Multiple organisations are speaking out against the plan to amalgamate training.

Industries facing skills shortages wary of Govt's planned training changes

Industry Training Organisations would come under a government-owned skills and technology institute.

Auckland sweet shop owners accused of running 'sweat shop' as human traffic trial begins

Mohammed Atiquel Islam faces 25 charges, while his wife Nafisa Ahmed faces 14.

Life insurance industry in for a shake up after release of damning, high level report

The report shows the sector in a poor light, FMA Chief Executive says.

02:08
It comes on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Auckland Holocaust survivor opens up about hiding from the Nazis on a Polish farm

Survivors don't want the world to forget lessons of the past on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Mr Tamihere has also not ruled out running for Phil Goff’s job.

John Tamihere set to announce Auckland mayoralty bid tomorrow, 1 NEWS understands

Councillor Christine Fletcher, herself a former mayor, is understood to be his running mate.

01:51
The town joins Auckland on the list of the world’s worst.

Drop in housing market predicted, and soon - leading economist

It comes after a housing affordability study ranked Tauranga as the eighth least affordable city in the world - nudging out Auckland and even London.

The Independent Complaints Authority has upheld every criticism levelled at police by the family of Nicky Stevens

Waikato DHB slammed in coroner's report into death of mental health patient Nicky Stevens

Key findings from Coroner Wallace Bain’s report are damning. Most notably, that Nicky’s death could have been avoided.

Te Whare Manaaki opens to shelter homeless women

Auckland Mayor 'not satisfied' homelessness being solved

Phil Goff's comment came as he presented his budget wishlist to Auckland councillors.

01:43
The proposal has some businesses worried.

Some business owners worried over plan to make Auckland's CBD more pedestrian-friendly

Some businesses are worried about how they'll do their daily jobs.

Racing Minister Winston Peters met with some tough questions today.

Racing Board hopes large profit will convince Peters it's doing its job

A profit of $145.9 million – up $1.9m from last year – has been revealed today.

02:01
Sixteen-month-old Otis Porter's parents are pleading for Kalydeco to be funded, to help the toddler live.

Family pleads with Pharmac to help save toddler's life by funding cystic fibrosis ‘wonder drug’

Otis Porter's dad says Kalydeco would have a huge effect on his son's life.

01:53
The rate on those who rent out their properties online on sites like AirBNB is kicking in, leading some to question if it's still worth it.

Waiheke holiday home owners rally against new rates hike

Some holiday home owners say their rates bills have been so high they are considering getting out of the AirBNB business.

03:28
The prime minister laid out her vision for the coming years today alongside her coalition partners.

Coalition a show of unity as it defends itself against accusations of cracks in the government

Over the past month, the government has been struggling with disagreements over issues and troubled ministers.

01:52
Sewing needles and pins have been deliberately placed inside strawberries across the ditch.

Aussie strawberry scandal causes concern in New Zealand

Sewing needles have been deliberately placed inside strawberries across the ditch.

02:12
Work has stopped on a handful of renovations and the council may face a big bill.

Mass Auckland Council bungle halts house renovation projects, could stymie 430 homeowners

The Council's consent team revealed today that homeowners may have been wrongly handed consents.

01:49
Freedom campers represent three per cent of tourists and spent $530 million last year alone – but they also bring issues.

Councils getting government funding to deal with freedom campers

Money will be used to build toilets and showers, create infrastructure and on enforcement.

01:58
The findings come from Infometric economists, who predict a cooling of the economy next year.

Booming provincial areas help keep economy afloat as cities start to slow down

Provincial economies are driving growth by building on the recovery of dairy prices in 2016.

00:33
Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte  doesn’t care what other countries - including New Zealand - think of his human rights record.

Philippines president ‘doesn’t care what NZ and world think about his human rights record’

Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide told 1 News the hardline approach is working.

02:21
Hawaii politician Doug Chin took his opposition to President Donald Trump’s ruling to the US Supreme Court.

Politician who challenged President Trump's travel ban says: 'I'll be on right side of history'

Hawaii's Doug Chin spoke to 1 NEWS before the landmark court decision.

Maori far more likely to be injured at work, Government says

Maori are over represented in injury statistics and high-risk sectors, such as forestry and construction.

Employers warn Government they ignore manufacturing 'at their peril'

A major report on the sector identifies difficulty in finding skilled tradespeople as one issue.

02:07
The Labour-led Government has released a report produced in 2015 that was never made public.

Government promising more traffic cops to fight road toll

An unreleased 2015 report critical of National's safe roads program has been released by the government.

03:07
The former Health Minister is under fire for his claimed ignorance of four leaky buildings in the Auckland hospital.

Jonathan Coleman says he was never told of rotting buildings at Middlemore Hospital

The former Health Minister is under fire for four leaky buildings in the Auckland hospital.

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