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Boosting security at Hamilton's Covid-19 isolation hotels has become a reality with a pōwhiri for 57 defence force personnel in the city on Thursday.
A maritime lawyer says families of crew members on board the livestock ship that sank in international waters south of Japan last week could be able to take legal action.
The former chair of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee wants the practice stopped. It comes in the wake of the sinking of the Gulf Livestock 1 resulting in the loss of crew and cattle.
The government is being urged to make a quick decision on what it will do about live export ships, as thousands of cows on quarantine farms face slaughter.
Restoring forest ecosystems need to include bringing back both the good and bad animal species and plants.
Iwi in Rotorua have brokered an agreement for a new plan for the discharge of treated waste water, wai tātari, in the city.
A vet who is also a farmer has come out in support of claims rural vets sometimes turn a blind eye to animal welfare issues because they are scared of how their community will react to it.
The service had been scheduled to get begin on 2 November, but had to be delayed for urgent track work to be carried out by KiwiRail.
An animal welfare campaigner is calling for changes to reporting and policing of animal welfare issues on farms.
Two homemade explosive devices were detonated outside a Hamilton shopping centre this morning - in an apparent effort to crack open an ATM.
The health product company will sell seven of its products in North America through a licensing agreement with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
The wage subsidy scheme has been credited with saving the jobs of thousands of Kiwis, and there are calls for in to continue in some form after it ends in September.
The Electricity Authority has found that generator Meridian Energy manipulated the power market, costing consumers about $80 million.
Northland is nervously awaiting a decision on whether the Marsden Point Refinery will be downsized to become a fuel import terminal only.
Enhanced data on greenhouse gas emissions from livestock has revealed agriculture is contributing fewer emissions than first thought.
The kiwifruit industry is fighting for survival as it tries to pick and pack the season's crop while enforcing Covid-19 restrictions.
BusinessNZ estimates at least 10 percent of the county's workforce will start working from home today because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the economic effects of the Covid-19 virus spreads further into communities, the effects on businesses is wide and varied.
Some farmers in Northland are starting to come forward for financial assistance as a drought in the region continues.
Tauranga residents are facing a hefty rates increase of 12.6 percent to help keep the city's head above water as it struggles with the increasing costs of growth.
The impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak on tourism in one of the country's best known destinations, Rotorua, is starting to bite for some businesses.
Tauranga residents have been warned they may face big rate rises if the city cannot find new ways to pay for its rapid growth.
People believing they have suffered a miscarriage of justice will have a chance to get a review from July onwards.
Two junior sailors have been sentenced on drugs charges to detention and then dismissed from the Navy by a Court Martial at the Devonport Naval Base.
The extreme dry spell afflicting many parts of the country continues to bite with water restrictions, fire bans, and farms becoming brown, barren dust-bowls.