Nicole Bremner
With school out today many parents coped with the help of employers and family.
Concerns from parents, businesses if teachers' strike action continues
Sexual health experts are worried not enough people are taking up a publicly-funded drug that prevents the transmission of HIV with estimates that fewer than a quarter of the 4000 eligible are taking up the offer.
Health experts raise concerns for low uptake of drug which prevents HIV transmission
The month traditionally begins with the first sighting of the moon, which happened last night.
Holy month of Ramadan begins for Muslims in New Zealand
The NIPT is highly accurate in diagnosing Downs Syndrome, along with two less common genetic conditions
Calls for public funding of blood test that determines chromosomal abnormalities in pregnant women
The letters were bought by the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Eight letters written by Sir Edmund Hillary sold at auction to Auckland War Memorial Museum
The project is the brainchild of Waikato’s Dawn Harpur, who thought of it while teaching herself to crochet.
Auckland hospital trials crochet 'octopals' to help soothe premature infants
Many beachgoers are unaware of the risk.
People unaware of water quality at beaches after unsafe levels of human waste found at Auckland beach
Bill Hallright isn't the first Kiwi bloke keen on spending his birthday playing golf but he might just be the oldest.
Meet the 101-year-old Kiwi celebrating his birthday with a round of golf - 'I play twice a week, sometimes three!'
Another helicopter pilot has described a near miss, after a police helicopter’s scare on New Year’s Eve.
Second NYE helicopter v. drone near miss prompts calls for Civil Aviation to step in
The decision to ban uniformed officers marching has divided the rainbow community.
Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust withdraws support for Auckland Pride Parade after police uniform ban
Teachers and principals with signs and flags chanting ‘time to teach, time to lead this is what our children need’ in Ponsonby and New North Road today.
Fighting talk from teachers' union president, who says fight with Government 'will get rougher'
Some of the vets the Duke of Sussex met with today served with the British Armed Forces.
Opinion: Fiji basking in the feel good factor of Prince Harry and Meghan's visit
Just weeks out form the birth of her first child, the PM has sat down to discuss how she will manage public interest, privacy and parenthood.
Jacinda Ardern's candid interview on impending motherhood - 'focused on getting through the actual birth'
Massy High School says the Drug Foundation material has been taken out of context.
Opinion: Taking the temperature on Massey High Health Studies
Public Health advocates here say a similar tax would help in the fight against childhood obesity.
Britain's sugar tax D-Day leads renewed calls for NZ to follow
But the boy from Matamata always seemed destined for big things.
Trump's top Kiwi 'socially minded' and not personally ambitious, says sister.
Investigators say it appears a fight at a party was the trigger for the violence.
'Walk away' - Police issue warning to partygoers after two men mown down by car in Auckland
Former prime minister Helen Clark has today described Mr Anderton as a voice for the voiceless and the marginalised.
Tributes from all sides of the political divide pour in for the late Jim Anderton
Watch: Drivers brave surface flooding on road in Devonport as Auckland gets a drenching
The highly charged question ramped up tensions over farming practices and the state of our rivers in September's election.
Are we doing enough to protect our environment?
With the highest NZ annual road toll in nearly a decade, a simple but extensive plan has been put in place to stop the carnage.
Government launches $22.5 million road safety plan to fight worst annual death toll in nearly a decade
Auckland Council vote in favour of Wynyard Basin development for 2021 America's Cup site
There is a proposal to close the Waitakere Ranges, which has seen 20 per cent of its kauri trees infected with the disease.
More Waitakere Ranges tracks to close as Auckland battles kauri dieback disease
There is a proposal to close the Waitakere Ranges, which has seen 20 per cent of its kauri trees infected with the disease.
'This pathogen is weakening the forest' - next step in fighting Auckland's kauri dieback disease to be decided
The crowds were upset a late try wasn't given to their team, but were also celebrating their run to the World Cup final four.
Tongan league fans vow to march in central Auckland once again to show anger at ref's decision
Police caught out by massive crowd at Tongan league protest in Auckland
Compromise option costing around $140 million chosen for Auckland's new America's Cup base
CEO Grant Dalton has nailed his colours to the mast for the next America's Cup venue.
Auckland councillors clash on 'shotgun decision' over wharf extension for America's Cup
Team NZ's Peter Burling, 36th Americas Cup Protocol Announcement at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland. 29 September 2017. Copyright Image: William Booth /
Team New Zealand prefers Halsey Wharf extension for 2021 America's Cup
Inspector Hurimoana Dennis faces two charges of holding the 17-year-old against his will, while Sergeant Vaughan Perry faces a single charge of kidnapping.
Mum of teenage girl testifies in trial of police officers accused of kidnapping girl's 17-year-old boyfriend