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The rate of people dying on our roads has jumped back up, following a record low during lockdown.
Trade Me has reported a spike in people between the ages of 18 to 29 browsing listings, putting it down to low interest rates and the temporary scrapping of the loan-to-value ratio.
The Green Building Council is proposing a housing plan it says would be a quick-fire way to stimulate the economy in the wake of Covid-19.
Could the lockdown signal an end to rough sleeping? Former rough sleepers and community housing groups think it could.
Refugees waiting to be resettled in New Zealand live in danger, as they wait for borders to reopen, the Red Cross says.
New Zealand's native species and water quality are under threat from human activity and more than three-quarters of freshwater fish are threatened, the latest report says.
Imagine living with 10 or more other people in a small house with one bathroom and one kitchen between you.
Nearly 500 motel units - specifically made available for the homeless - are already filled, each of which can house one person or a family.
A small Coromandel beach community is furious that outsiders are turning up to their holiday homes for the weekend, despite the lockdown.
Stocks of influenza vaccine are being shifted from some centres that have supplies to others that are without, in a bid to get the most at-risk people vaccinated.
People with empty cupboards and the newly unemployed are desperately seeking financial support from the government but many are struggling to get through.
Government agencies may be working overtime to get wage subsidies to people during lockdown but many are still in the dark over what they are entitled to and when they will get it.
Agencies have kicked into high gear to get rough sleepers into accommodation during the lockdown, but some people still have nowhere to go.
As more cases of Covid-19 arise, people are being cautioned to work from home or stay home if sick ... but what if you don't have a home?
Wellington City Council's draft social housing policy proposes to set rent based on a tenant's circumstances, rather than a blanket rate of 30 percent off market rent.
An environmental group is delighted it can press ahead and challenge a council's decision not to sign up to a national climate change declaration in the High Court.
Charities that rely on cheque donations could find themselves scrambling around for millions of dollars as people move towards a chequeless society.
A fresh water scientist has raised the alarm over comments made by the minister for agriculture that the vast majority of waterways are in good order.
A visiting UN representative says it is time the right to housing was wrenched from the hands of the private market.
A journalist is stepping in to fill a gap in local news on Auckland's North Shore as major media players slash their community outposts.
A petition to give victims of violence carried out by those declared insane the same rights as other victims has obtained 4500 signatures.
A well-worn and well-loved inner west Auckland suburb is set to get its first taste of revitalisation after years of neglect.
An Auckland community is vowing to take charge of guarding its local creek in a bid to stop raw sewage, litter and chemicals polluting it.
The family of the man who took his own life after walking out of a mental health unit wants the Waikato DHB to pay their legal fees after it challenged the coroners findings.
Tradies owed millions of dollars from failed construction company Mainzeal aren't convinced they'll ever see a single cent.