NZ and Fiji defence forces head to Australia

The Defence Force is sending more soldiers to help the fight against Australia's deadly bushfires. The NZDF continues to support the Australian... Read More

Doing great things in the name of accessibility

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business. The Access Alliance is calling for... Read More

Vegan activists sticker Tauranga Signs

A vegan activism group has taken responsibility for stickers on stop signs around Tauranga. Stickers are placed on stop signs so it reads ‘STOP... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

Public housing waiting list hits new high

The waiting list for public housing has hit a new high - reaching nearly 14,500 households. The recently released figure - recorded at the end of November... Read More

Councillor calls mayor‘s leadership authoritarian

An outspoken Rotorua Lakes councillor has labelled the mayor's leadership as "authoritarian". Reynold Macpherson says he believes the... Read More

BOP camp shutdown after threats

  Calls are being made for harsher penalties after a popular Bay of Plenty campground was forced to close after campers were intimidated and threatened... Read More

NZDF sends more support to Australia

The New Zealand Defence Force is sending an Environmental Health Team, a Primary Health Care Team and a Chaplain to Australia, boosting New Zealand support... Read More

Lack of Coromandel rescue helicopter angers locals

A man who has experienced the importance of a rescue helicopter first hand is angry a helicopter is not based in Whitianga this summer. For the last... Read More

National proposes no body, no parole Members’ Bill

A Members’ Bill that would see convicted murderers ineligible for parole if they don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body has... Read More

Courtroom dogs for victim stress relief requested

The National Party wants therapy dogs in courts across New Zealand to help children and vulnerable people. The party's Courts spokesperson, Chris... Read More

NZ Defence Force to send support to Australia

Minister of Defence Ron Mark today announced New Zealand is sending three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters and crew, and two NZ Army Combat... Read More

A journey back from the brink

If the Tinetti household had its way, November would only have 29 days  - the 22nd would be struck from the Gregorian calendar. And with good cause. Because... Read More

Fight for Coromandel rescue helicopter begins

The lack of a rescue helicopter based in the Thames-Coromandel district could put patients at risk, Mayor Sandra Goudie says. For the last ten years... Read More

Year of the nurse to celebrate profession

Nurses in New Zealand will come together next year to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse. 2020 has been chosen by the World Health Organization... Read More