Transparency International New Zealand is asking MP's to legislate to make bribes no matter how small - illegal whether paid in NZ or overseas.
Today, Labour MPs Poto Williams, Louisa Wall and Nanaia Mahuta have committed to supporting malnourished children in Bangladesh by taking part in World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine.
Henk Reitsema is arriving in New Zealand today and will give four public talks in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Kapiti, hosted by Euthanasia-Free NZ.
The Football Ferns departed Auckland on Tuesday morning bound for Japan where they’ll complete the last phase of their pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup preparation with Sunday’s match against world champions on Sunday.
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release privet lace bug (Leptophya hospita) as a biological control agent for the weed privet (Ligustrum spp.).
Spark New Zealand says it's no surprise that new research has shown emoji is the fastest growing language on the planet.
The survey, released in the UK by the TalkTalk group, shows that emoji is used by 80% of all Brits.
An active front over the Tasman Sea, preceded by a very moist northerly flow, is expected to move onto Fiordland Wednesday evening, then cross Westland Thursday morning. Rain is forecast to become heavy in Fiordland Wednesday afternoon, and in southern Westland Wednesday evening.
On Thursday a front from the South Island will move northwards. The cooler southerly flow behind it will help spark a quickly forming low pressure system over Auckland and Northland.
It will prompt a band of rain stretching left to right (west to east).
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned the Prime Minister to abandon a cost-cutting plan to sack individual contractors who provide treatment to veterans and replace them with new "streamlined" services.
Beau Monga has been crowned the winner of The X Factor NZ during tonight’s Grand Final Decider broadcast LIVE on TV3. Nyssa Collins was the runner up, with Brendan Thomas and The Vibes coming third.
Cambridge Weight Plan has been named Australia's Best Weight Management Program at the 2015 Global Weight Management Congress.
The UK-born program outperformed well-known local brands such as Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation Program and Love Your Body Lean.
Jetstar has announced that community knitting group Peggy Purl in Your Community will receive a Flying Start grant of $15,000 cash and $15,000 in travel to help it continue its work in keeping young children warm throughout New Zealand.
At around 11pm on Sunday 17 May Police and emergency services were called to a scene around the area of Puhinui Road in Papatoetoe where a man was located deceased on the train tracks.
Police enquiries are currently underway to identify the man and to locate next of kin.
The National President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, the organisation that represents the interests of New Zealand’s 400,000 tertiary students, says students have low expectations for what this week’s budget might deliver.
Responding to the new claims aired tonight on One News regarding the Saudi sheep scandal that the Government was apparently keeping the Saudi businessman, Hmood Al Khalaf, "in the loop" about the tender process, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:
The National Government has big questions to answer about how a provider of services to thousands of vulnerable New Zealanders is set to fold, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.
The average Auckland home is on track to cost $1 million in 17 months’ time if nothing substantial is done to rein in soaring price rises, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre won ServiceIQ’s Excellence in Training and Staff Development Award at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence dinner last night.
Building on this success, Jet Park Airport Hotel also won The Hospitality New Zealand Supreme Award.
A study on home ownership rates among MÄori shows that looking stereotypically MÄori means you are less likely to own your own home.