Tom Dillane

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Opinion: While Ardern retires to nurse her real baby, her political dependents, NZ First and Greens, are vulnerable

Six weeks without the PM should focus Simon Bridges on his true battle leading into the 2020 election.

Auckland, New Zealand - May 26, 2013: People walk beside a MAXX train at platform in Britomart Transport Centre on May 26 2013. It designed to serve up to 10,500 passengers during the peak hour in its current configuration as a terminus

Transport Minister won't commit to timeline for Auckland to Hamilton passenger rail and it's unlikely by 2020 based on Government reports

Feedback to the Government on a fast-tracked 2019 "interim option" rail service has been largely negative.

Harvey Norman accused of paying staff for training sessions with pizza, as list of NZ companies allegedly forcing unpaid overtime grows

"Most of the time they won't pay you and they'll just shout you a dinner. It's generally like pizza or something like that," one ex-staffer told 1 NEWS.

Ritchies buses under fire for disproportionate number of crashes in Auckland

Ritchies owns 19% of buses but has 48% of crashes. Rivals say long hours are to blame but Ritchies disagrees.

NZ Law Society denies 'threatening' free speech over an investigation into lawyer who criticised domestic violence ruling

Law Society President Kathryn Beck has rejected a claim the investigation of an Auckland barrister will stop lawyers "ever again" publicly criticising judges.

Complaints pour into union from low paid staff alleging more big NZ retailers are forcing them to work unpaid overtime

FIRST Union has received 1500 complaints from workers about unpaid overtime in the last 48 hours.

Video: 'That's not bullying I'd call that assault' - Rotorua school investigating after boy filmed viciously kicking fellow student in head

Footage has emerged on social media of a brutal student assault at Western Heights High School in Rotorua, yesterday.

'We tried to tell ourselves we were fine but we were not' - anxious account of Cyclone Gita's onslaught in Tonga

Virginie Dourlet spent a nerve-wracking night in the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa.

Driving in the rain without towels-glasses

'It feels like a sauna' - Aucklanders trudge through tropical 100 per cent humidity this morning

And there's more hot nights and wet days on the way, warns MetService meteorologist.

Video: Incredible new footage shows surfing dolphins weaving between swimmers at Karikari Peninsula

It’s safe to say this is a memory that will last a lifetime for this stunned group of Northland swimmers.

Smiling female high school student communicating with her male friend during a class in the classroom. Focus is on girl.

'Just bonkers' - top Kiwi educators slam UK principal's pledge to expel students in relationships

The head said he would "not hesitate" to expel students who engage in sexual contact.

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Commander Rothwell lived in NZ since 1968. His wife describes the dangerous missions he flew.

'They became a romantic part of the war' - the life of WWII specials duties pilot Geoffrey Rothwell

The survival rate for WWII Royal Air Force special duties pilots was below 50 per cent - one of last died in Auckland last year.

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Nikki Kaye on old rival Jacinda Ardern

'She's moved into a different league' - National's Nikki Kaye on how the old Jacinda Ardern rivalry has evaporated

Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern have a parallel political history, but what does that mean in 2018?

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Kevan Gill was rough sleeping for 12 months before the Auckland City Mission stepped in, and to repay them he’s volunteered over Christmas.

'It's my way of saying thank you' - Auckland's ex-homeless pitching in at the City Mission

Kevan Gill was rough sleeping for 12 months before the Auckland City Mission stepped in, and to repay them he's volunteered over Christmas.

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Watch: National's Nikki Kaye on how the death of a family member swayed her 'sympathy' for euthanasia into 'firm' support

The National MP was a public supporter of last week's historic End of Life Choice Bill.

'Don't yell at me mate, I'm a New Zealand citizen, I was born here' - Auckland road rage turns ugly

A woman has been accused of racism after footage of her abusing a driver, with his two daughters in the back seat, emerged online.

'A more menacing vibe than the average passive homeless person' - Kiwis feel way less safe at night than a year ago

Police report Kiwis are feeling significantly less safe, and homelessness could be the reason.

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Movember NZ manager Robert Dunne says the charity requires its funding recipients to share their research findings with rival scientists.

'In the early years the medical community didn't necessarily buy into it' - Movember charity's strict rules on handing out funds

If you want research funding from the Movember charity you have to be willing to share results.

The 348-metre Ovation of the Seas, added to the capital's skyline today, following a visit to Milford Sound.

'This is ocean sprawl' - concerns over $10m extension to Queens Wharf so mega cruise ships can berth in Auckland harbour

Auckland's Tourism department wants to enable cruise ships holding more than 5000 passengers to dock.

'Goodbye to our bees' - DOC spraying herbicide on Auckland maunga in suburb which paid $50K to be chemical free

North Head mountain is being sprayed with glyphosate, to the dismay of many local residents.

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Greens MP Julie-Anne Genter said even accounting for age, experience, education the gender pay gap still persists in 2017.

Government working on laws to fix gender pay gap

From today women will effectively be working for free for the rest of the year.

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New Minister for Women insists she's liberated by her portfolio being dropped from Cabinet

"We had asked for the women's portfolio and we had to weigh it up, do we want to do this work?" - Greens MP Julie Anne Genter.

Prime Minister John Key and wife Bronagh look on during the National Party Bus Trip at Pak N Save Lincoln North - he said the job of PM had brought costs and benefits to his family.

'The cost of democracy' - Kiwi ratepayers to fork out up to $400k to replace newly elected MPs

A group of now ex-local government politicians had to vacate their seats after being elected in the 2017 election - and by-elections aren't cheap.

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A car park in Birkenhead is falling away with startling speed.

Raw video: Part of car park tumbles down bank as huge landslip forms on Auckland's North Shore

"We certainly weren't expecting the slip to be that big. I think this has caught everyone by surprise," 1 NEWS was told.

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Prominent scientist Jacqueline Rowarth told farmers OECD nitrate figures put the river in the five cleanest worldwide.

Ratepayers dwarf farming industry by $93 million in funds given to clean up NZ's fresh water in 2017

Contributions to the Government's Freshwater Improvement Fund have been dominated by councils and iwi, while farmers lag far behind.

Timaru battered with more rain today than in typical July month, but no mass-evacuation yet

Civil defence is recommending residents in low lying areas self-evacuate if they feel at risk from floods.

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