Waiariki Institute of Technology was sentenced today and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course.
Speaking to Q+A’s Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government’s priority list, but there was "no evidence" a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary.
The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out the anti-sugar activist academic, Gerhard Sundborn, for a second time, for misleading comments on Radio New Zealand this morning that Mexico’s implementation of a ten percent tax on sodas resulted in a twelve percent reduction in consumption.
EDS is concerned that New Zealand is leading the world into the sixth extinction.
"Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats," said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives.
"It takes up to two weeks to develop immunity, so it is best to be vaccinated before influenza spreads," says Dr Coleman.
New Zealand is raising a generation of kitchen strangers, a trend that concerns the NZ Nutrition Foundation.
Dr Andrew West today resigned as Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University.
"I am proud of what the University has achieved under my leadership. It has been a fabulous three years and Lincoln is on track to become one of the world’s truly great land-based universities", said Dr West.
The Phoenix beat the Fiji national side 2-1 Saturday in the first match day of the Fiji Airways Phoenix Tour of Fiji.
As part of the Sinopec pre-season, the Wellington Phoenix travelled to Fiji courtesy of Fiji Airways to play two matches against the national side.
The number of MoBIE staff earning more than $150,000 has risen 23 per cent in just a year, Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark says.
Rotary’s Emergency Response Kit programme got an unexpected gift of generosity during New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week.
Three people have survived a helicopter crash on Poerua Glacier in Westland National Park this morning.
Police were alerted at about 10.35am that he helicopter that had left Franz Josef to uplift two hunters from the Poerua Glacier area was overdue.
Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
"Paediatric surgeons are struggling to keep up with the level of need in New Zealand’s communities, and are working short-handed," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).
SHAN network is outraged that the government is lining up an Australian social housing provider to buy hundreds of state houses in New Zealand.
The Green Party is calling on the Government to immediately rule out selling off state houses to Australian interests, after Bill English conceded it was on the cards on The Nation this morning.
The Treasury wouldn’t have had to warn the Reserve Bank to stick to its core functions if the Government had taken prompt and substantial measures to rein in skyrocketing Auckland house prices, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.
Wellington police are happy to report on a successful event at the Super 15 rugby semi final held at the Westpac Stadium tonight
Police found a good atmosphere with a lot of families present and a well behaved crowd with zero arrests at the event
A Powerball player from Rotorua has hit the big time after winning $24.3 million with Powerball First Division tonight.
The total Lotto Powerball prize of $24.3 million is made up of $23,800,822 from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.
On The Nation:
Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers
Vickers says scope of select committee inquiry into assisted dying needs to be "quite tight", focusing on adults with terminal illness
On The Nation:
Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully