A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group.
"He’s got to be joking!" is the reaction of the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish to a call by a former Labour Minister of Maori Affairs, Dover Samuels, for debate by Maori on whether the Maori electorates are needed in a Parliament in which the total number of MPs who iden
Former Creative New Zealand chair Peter Biggs is the new chair of the New Zealand Book Council.
He replaces Maggie Barry, who stood down from the council's board in July following her move to Auckland.
"Brandel and everyone else on the planet seems to forget that Tiger was under hypnosis during his dominant era. It's well documented that Earl [Tiger's father] and Dr. Jay Brunza used mind control on Tiger as a Jr golfer."
Warmer than usual weather in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay this year has resulted in some vineyards seeing record profits.
After playing 32 times for his country over a period of 14 years, All Whites defender Ben Sigmund called time on his international career on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute a five person team to the Multinational Observer Group for the Fiji election.
"New Zealand is strongly supportive of Fiji’s election preparations and return to democratic rule," Mr McCully says.
Fonterra has signalled a significant step-up in its relationship with farmers, rolling out Farm Source which will support farmers and their farming businesses and bolster the Co-operative’s connection with rural communities in New Zealand.
A group of New Zealanders have launched a campaign to maximise the impact of objections to anti-democratic privileges built into Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan ("PAUP").
David Cunliffe resigned as leader of the Labour party on Saturday; but he still wants the top job.
He confirmed he will seek a fresh mandate by throwing his hat in the ring for a leadership primary and he hopes to take on Prime Minister John Key in the 2017 election.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man missing from Mount Maunganui.
Stephen Michael Tracey was last seen by family in Mount Maunganui at approximately 5pm on Saturday, 27 September.
As a nation we’re living longer than ever before. With the tail end of the ‘baby boomer’ generation now turning 50, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has opened a ‘wellbeing bank’ at www.boomers.org.nz
Waitemata Police found a suspected clandestine methamphetamine lab this morning situated in a rear garage in the suburb of Te Atatu, Auckland.
Police were called to the address in relation to an unrelated matter and discovered the lab along with several occupants.
Another steep rise in Auckland public transport patronage in August demonstrates the need for the Government to start investing in rail and busway infrastructure now, not in the 2020s, the Green Party said today.
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the announcement of the teams who will take part in a pilot programme to support new social enterprise start-ups.
Hearings on the proposal to change to a capital value rating system begin today in Hamilton.
Following a one month submission period, a total of 666 submissions were received, with 68 submitters requesting to speak at a hearing.
The Government’s steadfast refusal to put a moratorium on 1080 needs a rethink for the sake of New Zealand’s world renowned reputation as a trout fishery, says New Zealand First.
Bank of New Zealand has today installed a glass-walled house filled with $6 million of shredded bank notes in Auckland’s Aotea Square to highlight the amount of avoidable home loan interest being paid by New Zealand homeowners.
There proved no fairytale reign in Spain for Kiwi cyclists on the final day of the UCI World Championships in Spain today.
The New Zealand men’s trio did not have the legs in the demanding 255km test comprising 14 laps with two climbs on each circuit at Ponferrado.
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has unreservedly apologised for posting an April Fool’s Day joke on his Facebook page claiming he’d met this morning (April 1) with some new owners of the exclusive Taupo lodge which was completely untrue and based on no substance whatsoever.