Rt Hon Winston Peters says the $120 million drugs and property bust yesterday shows that Immigration New Zealand and its political masters have no idea they are bringing organised crime into the country.
At a meeting late today, workers at Unilever’s washing powder factory in Petone were told that their jobs will likely be gone and the factory will close by 2015, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
Pukeko, kaka and gulls are the native bird species most likely to cause problems in New Zealand’s cities in the future, according to new research.
Many of the almost one in six New Zealand SME owners who plan to borrow to build their business in the near future are "betting the house" on their success, according to the latest MYOB research.
Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford is promoting a Bill that would restrict the ability of offshore speculators to buy residential property. The Bill has been placed in today’s Members’ ballot.
"Last night's Māori TV programme, 'Tamariki Ora - a New Beginning' was a defining moment for Māori," says Kim Workman, Families Commissioner, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
The programme deals with the issues of Māori family violence and child abuse.
The Government has to stop making excuses about its failure to address child poverty and actually start doing something to remedy it, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.
Big Southland sprinter Eddie Dawkins showed his undoubted speed and courage to highlight the final day of the UCI track cycling World Cup in Manchester today.
In a late blast and flurry Big Day Out is excited to announce three new artists to the 2014 lineup.
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The 40th Pacific Islands Forum held in Cairns, Australia , 4- 7 August has reaffirmed the need for more attention to be directed to the people with disabilities in the region and have expressed strong support for the holding of a Ministerial meeting to consider a Regional Disability Strategy.
Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has ended its financial year with passenger numbers slightly higher than the previous year, despite a global downturn affecting tourism.
CIAL chief executive Jim Boult was jubilant about the result.
Within Aotearoa New Zealand an alarming 270,000 children live below the poverty line, many more children live just above it.
Many whanau across the Waikato live in cold, poorly ventilated homes and this combined with poverty has a huge impact on the health of many families.
It is the third and final round of the popular Dirt Guide Cross-Country series on Saturday and, as expected, the hunt for the title will go down to the wire with at least three riders all vying for the main prize ?
The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union will be represented today at a memorial service in Blackball marking three years since the Pike River mine disaster claimed the lives of 29 men.
The Maritime Union says it will raise the situation of the Oyang 75 fishery prosecutions when it appears before a hearing tomorrow (Monday 17 October) for the Government Inquiry into Foreign Charter Vessels in the New Zealand fishing industry.
'Up and Running' the second video from Salmonella Dub's latest studio album 'Freak Controller' is all about doing things the Aotearoa way. The video was shot during the weekend of the 'Home Grown' festival in Wellington.
The Young All Whites squad have arrived in UAE to begin preparations for their opening game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup against Uruguay on 17 October (local time).
The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 30 November Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Christchurch East.
Christchurch East By-Election Preliminary Results, 30 November 2013
BAKER, Leighton - Conservative Party - 487
The high Kiwi dollar and the draw of other countries competitive incentive regimes have combined to produce a perfect storm that looks set to bring the curtain down on Auckland’s screen industry, Labour’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.