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Police officers issued more speeding fines during the nationwide lockdown than they did during the same period a year before.
Political parties are allowed to spend an extra $30,000 on expenses in the lead up to the new 17 October election date, and over a shorter time period.
Registered campaigners can only spend $330,000 in the three months before the election, and say they now need clarity about how that might change.
The government is being urged to launch an inquiry into its response to the Covid-19 pandemic as soon as the Auckland outbreak is under control.
Epidemiologists say New Zealand needs a new, more generic pandemic plan which caters to worst-case scenarios.
The government has failed to meet its target of increasing the total number of police by 1800 officers in three years. But there are 1280 more officers than this time three years ago.
Police say people are far more vigilant when it comes to potential terrorist acts after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
The Ministry of Health is planning to fast-track the approval process for a Covid-19 vaccine, and won't rule out offering a supplier indemnity from any potential claims resulting from its use.
The former head of the Ministry of Social Development was paid $400 an hour early in the response to Covid-19, and $94,000 in total during April and May.
Police are urging licensed firearms owners to provide contact details, and say their request by email is not a scam.
A man known as New Zealand's worst recidivist drink-driver has again appeared before the courts, this time for assaulting his former partner after drinking.
At least one gang member a day is being charged with firearms offences as police seize ever-larger numbers of guns.
A report to the police minister earlier this year states the communication system is so old that it will soon be impossible to get replacement parts.
More than 4000 people are in the recruitment process and about 600 people are applying to join each month, according to police.
There are set to be minor tweaks to how international child abduction cases are judged in New Zealand, after a ruling by the Court of Appeal.
Up-to-date data on breaches of the $10 billion wage subsidy scheme are not being provided, with Carmel Sepuloni's office saying it is "not something we're interested in". Audio
Wellington's mayor has awarded the Key to the City to a celebrity inner city cat.
Victims' advocates hope a major survey showing 94 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police will lead to radical change in the justice sector. Audio
New figures obtained by RNZ show last year had the highest rates of gun crime and deaths involving firearms for nearly 10 years.
In the past two and a half years, the number of gang members in New Zealand has risen by a third, while gang crime has dropped by seven percent.
There are fears among those importing Personal Protective Equipment that China could be readying to halt exports.
Police arrested six people for fighting and warned two people for breaching the lockdown after a gathering in Auckland overnight.
Mothers who flee domestic violence in other countries are set to have greater rights in international child abduction cases.
Police are working to ensure the security and quality of a tracking service being used during the nationwide lockdown.
The Transport Agency has not been able to keep pace with planned safety upgrades to the roading network, casting doubt over government plans to boost the economy with a raft of infrastructure…