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Covid-19 traffic light system to be scrapped late tonight

New Zealand's Covid-19 traffic light system is being scrapped and restrictions will end at 11.59pm.

Startling link between state care and prison in NZ

State care and ending up in prison is directly linked, according to new data.

NZ Government sanctions sick jobseekers for failing to prepare for work

The Labour Government has cut the benefits of around 4000 sick, injured of disabled jobseekers.

Opinion: Politics aside, why can’t we pronounce Gaurav Sharma correctly?

For the record, his name is pronounced “Shuhrr-ma”, not “Shaa-ma”.

Call for NZ to lift age of criminal responsibility

An advocate has called for NZ to raise its age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 immediately.

Bonus NCEA credits offered to students for third year in a row

Covid-19 is causing ongoing challenges for high school students in NZ.

Upswing in support for ACT Party, Labour continues to dip in latest poll

Jacinda Ardern has "no plans to go anywhere" and wanted to contest the 2023 election as leader.

NZ must take action on monkeypox now, sexual health experts say

Experts are urging the Government to take steps to prevent monkeypox from becoming endemic.

Here's what you need to know about NZ's plan to tackle climate change

This adaptation plan is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

New book says brutal attack in NZ Land Wars never occurred

‘It’s making a lie of my nan, it’s making a lie of my mum.’

NZ Government taking 'glacially slow' action on climate change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw said it was clear "we have a lot more to do."

The govt wants to ban cash payments for watches and boats to tackle gangs

As well, discharging a gun to intimidate could be punishable by up to five years in prison.

Fireball seen in sky across lower North Island

People have seen a bright flash of light in sky above Wellington and Wairarapa today.

'If this is you, please return our Pikachu': Pokémon taken from Timezone

A man could be seen walking off with the Pikachu toy from Timezone Rotorua.

NZ to stay at Orange, Covid reinfection rules change

New Zealand moved to the Orange level of the traffic light system in mid-April.

NZ declares US far-right group Proud Boys a terrorist organisation

Aotearoa has designated the American far-right group the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity.

'Horrifying' some think trans women will ruin women's sport - athlete

Mountain biker Kate Weatherly's comments follow FINA's adoption of a new "gender inclusion policy".

  • 23 Jun 22

Rainbow Youth Tauranga building gutted in suspicious fire

“Our heart breaks for rainbow communities in Tauranga waking up to this news this morning.”

  • 16 Jun 22

Cost of fruit and vegetables rises by 10%

This comes as concerns around the cost of living crisis continue to mount.

Opinion: Rebel Wilson didn’t come out of the closet, she was pushed

"Irresponsible, salacious, and frankly shameful."

  • 13 Jun 22

How to swap your old gas heater for a free electric one in NZ

The Warehouse offering free upgrades for those wanting to swap off the gas.

Petition to change NZ to Aotearoa presented to Parliament

Te Pāti Māori has presented its petition urging Parliament to change New Zealand's official name.

Meth laced MDMA tablet found in NZ for first time

Methamphetamine has reportedly been found in an MDMA tablet in New Zealand for the first time.

Lead pastors of NZ's ARISE church resign

Former interns have alleged serious mistreatment particularly within ARISE's internship programme.

Tonga's underwater volcano might still be erupting

A team of NIWA scientists say the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano may still be erupting.

Price of burgers, coffee increase as food prices rise again

As NZ continues to grapple with a cost of living crisis, food prices continue to rise.

Presbyterian Church to offer future land sales to iwi first

The church will offer any future church-owned land for sale to local iwi before anyone else.

New Zealand's border will fully reopen from July

It has been brought forward from October, and includes all non-visa waiver countries.

House prices drop 2.2% across NZ - finally

The average value in NZ's largest city now sits at $1,492.807