Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced the establishment of a Mayoral Task Force on housing to tackle the escalating issue of housing affordability in the Capital.
"Wellington is thriving, with a healthy economy and growing population," Mayor Lester says.
The Government’s soft plastics recycling scheme, announced today, won’t address the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans as effectively as a charge on single-use plastic bags, the Green Party said.
Health Officials were very disappointed three Northland retailers were prepared to sell cigarettes to underage purchasers in a recent controlled purchase operation (CPO).
A woman has died following a fatal crash in Kelston, Waitakere this afternoon.
At approximately 3.30pm, a vehicle has driven into a property on Aronui Terrace.
The female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has died at the scene.
No one at the address was injured.
In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report "Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases", Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said:
Hawke’s Bay Police are concerned that parents are unaware of the legal risks involved with their children attending events where the consumption of alcohol is encouraged for under-age party goers.
Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A350-900 - the 10,000th aircraft that Airbus has delivered.
The delivery milestone was celebrated at a special ceremony in Toulouse on Friday attended by Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong and Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders.
Treating the Capital City as one large ‘play space’ is at the heart of Wellington City Council’s review of the city’s 14-year-old Playgrounds Policy.
Junior doctors are crucial to our health services and the industrial action that continues tomorrow shows how desperately the Government has underfunded health, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.
Billion dollar profits are still not enough for money mad ANZ Bank which has put the boot into Hokitika by shutting down its branch office in the town, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
The $1 billion being spent on more prison beds would not be necessary if the justice system stopped youth from going on to offend as adults, says New Zealand First.
The concept of training medical students from rural backgrounds in rural communities to work in those communities, as proposed by The University of Waikato, is a huge shot in the arm for the sector, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.
The average asking price for a New Zealand property rose again in September, up a modest 0.6 per cent on a month ago to $600,850, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.
Exciting back, David Havili, will add some of his trademark flair to the BNZ Crusaders backline again next season,having re-signed through to 2019.
Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual awards honour the brave individuals and their units who provide a crucial life-saving service to Kiwis on the water.
The EMA is puzzled and deeply concerned as to why the Electricity Authority has pushed its transmission pricing proposal into another round of consultation.
"We welcome the Electricity Authority’s decision to further consult on proposed changes to the way New Zealanders pay for their power, but the fine print suggests this may be just a token gesture to quieten down growing opposition," Kim Campbell, spokesperson for a group of organisations that i
By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
He’s the ultimate "rock star" of motorcycling, but record eight-time national champion Jake Whitaker won't be able to extend his run to nine titles until next year at the earliest.
Two new custom-built deep-water fishing vessels leave Opua this month for delivery to owners in Melbourne and Costa Rica. The NorthCape 34 and NorthCape 40 boats were built by Bluefix Boatworks and mark a significant up-tick in business for the Northland boatyard.
Indian performers entertaining New Zealand crowds at Diwali festivals will also take to the road and visit schools in Rotorua, Paraparaumu, Levin and Wellington.