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They sit next to each other at council meetings, but Horowhenua's mayor says he can only talk to his CEO about work within a new committee.
Privacy issues aren't limited to the government and big businesses, and the community needs to have a voice too, a new advocacy group says.
An Australian primary school's decision to do away with homework is sparking debate on this side of the Tasman. Audio
Driverless cars could be used as early as 2020 - but not in New Zealand - a car futurist says.
A failure by Z Energy staff to shut off a broken pump led to a woman being soaked with petrol in February, an investigation has found.
Rental properties are more likely to be damp, musty and mouldy compared to owner-occupied ones, a new survey shows.
The Defence Force denies it tried to stop civilian staff taking part in a strike for better pay, but the workers' union says it acted unlawfully.
The government could save $11 million over 15 years if it moves 1000 people from social housing into their own homes, new research suggests. Video
Consumer NZ says it will file a complaint to the Commerce Commission over GET Design and Sales, which it says has left customers out of pocket.
Self-confessed vigilante David Johns slashed the tyres of more than 100 cars parked in residential streets near Wellington's airport.
Silver Fern Farms has been found to have acted unlawfully during a staff restructure at its Fairton Meatworks plant near Ashburton.
The new $630m Kapiti Expressway was built to cut down travel time into the capital, but commuters say it is having the opposite effect.
A 74-year-old dying of cancer was not given enough pain relief while at a private hospital, an investigation has found.
A Kaikōura resident says the seabed, which rose up to eight metres, is "horrible, smelly and covered with mosquitoes". Video
The government is breaching privacy laws by making sexual violence and counselling services hand over client's personal details before they get funding, law experts say. Audio
Building owners say they may not be able to afford to fix their quake-prone buildings, and are unlikely to meet the 12-month deadline, even if they could afford it.
A new book translating the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 different languages has been welcomed by the Governor-General.
Swimming is banned in part of Lake Taupō after the second wastewater spillage in three days.
Belt tightening and a rise in ad-hoc donations through sites like Givealittle is being blamed for a fall in New Zealanders' donations to non-government organisations and charities.
Teenage criminals doing a community rehabilitation programme in Wellington are discovering personal ties to Anazc day through art.