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Emails leaked the week before the elections may have cost the outgoing Porirua mayor his seat, he claims, and he is calling for an investigation.
There have been significant changes over the past 40 years in where New Zealanders live and what they do for a living, a new report shows.
In the 1980s, 78 percent of New Zealanders owned the home they lived in. Fast forward to today, and that's dropped to just 55 percent.
A gun control advocate has said the proposed new laws aren't up to scratch in dealing with improvised firearms.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is being urged to establish a blue belt to protect the entire coast of the region.
Only a third of schools have so far signed onto the government's school donations scheme, which offers funding of $150 per student.
A controversial housing development in Upper Hutt was given the go-ahead, despite conflicting reports on the significance of the land.
A new initiative on the Kāpiti Coast will provide funds for schools across the region to access counselling services to young people at risk.
Environmentalists have warned that a housing development planned for Upper Hutt is a threat to the largest peatland in the lower North Island.
Smaller airlines are reluctant to take on provincial routes cut by Jetstar, saying they can't compete against Air New Zealand.
The Curtain Bank, which re-upholsters and redistributes donated curtains, is in desperate need of more donations, it says.
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, the Beatles did their last public performance and young New Zealanders had to be 21 to vote.
The levels of acidity in the ocean could increase by 116 percent if carbon emissions aren't drastically reduced, according to a new report.
An Australian study has found that nearly 90 percent of children are worried about climate change. In New Zealand, kids have similar concerns - but they're doing something about it.
An anti-litter group is combining new technology with old-fashioned grit to clean up piles of rubbish in Hutt Valley.
Some over-70s who have enjoyed free skiing on Mount Ruapehu for years have said they are upset they missed out this year after the operator changed the rules without warning.
While farming is a focus of the government's plan for New Zealand's freshwater, a campaigner has warned urban councils may face a hefty bill cleaning up waterways. Video
Grassroots coaches and professional sportspeople have said they are "excited" by the changes to youth sport that have been proposed.
Mental health experts have called on the government to establish a clear plan and invest more money to reduce the national suicide rate. Audio
Analysis - As the curtains draw to a close for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, how has this year's crop of Kiwi comics fared in the Scottish capital, Harry Lock asks.
Wellington City Council has spent nearly $800,000 of ratepayers money trying to get the Shelley Bay redevelopment off the ground.
While conservationists marched on Parliament for better protection of native dolphins, fisheries groups say the plan to care for the endangered species threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of people.
A Wellington business owner has been ordered to pay over $10,000 for allowing an unsupervised trainee to carry out prescribed electrical work.
Instagram has faced a mixed reaction to its decision to remove the number of likes on each post.
Infectious disease experts have warned that a generation of New Zealanders are still vulnerable to contracting measles due to a lack of national approach.