Protest-free ‘safe zones’ now legal outside abortion clinics

The proposed law passed its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday evening.

Australian tourists can visit NZ from April 13

From May, those from visa waiver countries and people with valid visitor visas can also come to NZ.

The Government wants to pay you 20c for every bottle you recycle

Compost collection for every home and a bottle buy-back scheme are part of the proposed changes.

National overtakes Labour in latest 1News Kantar Public Poll

This is Labour's lowest result since 2017.

Paralympian creating rideshare service for disabled New Zealanders

Barney Koneferenisi has struggled for years to get around on other ridesharing services.

Russian sanctions regime passes in Parliament

The new set of rules will give Aotearoa powers to take more action against Russia.

Most MIQ facilities to close by end of June

By the end of June, 28 of the current 32 MIQ facilities will return to being hotels.

Supermarket sector competition 'not working well for consumers'

The Commerce Commission has shared its recommendations to improve competition.

Calls for sexual consent education to be compulsory in NZ schools

Students, politicians and educators are calling for the Government to make this happen.

Rhythm and Vines Easter event cancelled

The Rhythm and Vines music festival in Gisborne has been cancelled.

‘Comically bad’ NZ-made NFT scheme ‘Pixelmon’ sparks outrage

"It literally looked like something from Microsoft Paint."

Free rapid antigen tests now available for home testing

The tests can be ordered online through a new website.

Teen smoking rates fall to all time low, vaping increases

This is the biggest fall in youth smoking rates in a decade.

Explainer: Historical background leading up to Ukraine invasion

You're probably wondering how we got here.

NZ scientists find solutions for the PPE waste crisis

The group hope that the innovations can help clean up the planet's medical waste.

Bill to ban conversion practices passes second hurdle

The proposed law to ban conversion practices has passed its second reading in Parliament on Tuesday.

Anti-mandate protesters warned about tents on Parliament grounds

Anti-mandate protesters have spent the night outside Parliament ahead of a second day of protests.

Te Pāti Māori calls for removal of Queen as head of state

Te Pāti Māori is calling for New Zealand to remove the British royal family as the head of state.

New gun law changes come into force today

Police Minister Poto Williams says the reforms reflect that owning a gun is a privilege not a right.

Three-day Waitangi Day event at Te Tii Marae cancelled

A three-day event at Te Tii Marae to mark Waitangi Day has been cancelled.

Big Gay Out 2022 cancelled due to Omicron threat

Big Gay Out has been cancelled due to the threat of a potential Omicron outbreak in the community.

Te Tii Marae to host three-day Waitangi event

Waitangi commemorations at Te Tii Marae will go ahead next month.

2021 was New Zealand’s hottest year on record - NIWA

It says the trend "is consistent with the overall pattern of global warming".

Lorde releases new music video after arriving home to NZ

To celebrate returning to NZ on time for Christmas, Lorde has released a new music video.

Waitangi Tribunal finds Govt Covid response actively breached Treaty

“Māori were put at a disproportionate risk of being infected by Delta” than others, Tribunal found.

Revealed: the sunscreens that don’t live up to their SPF claims

Who's slipping, who's slopping, and who's slapping?