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The government will seek advice on whether the rules safeguarding the use of facial recognition technology are sufficient.
The government is allowing isolation facilities to be overbooked so full capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows.
Eleven hectares of land in Wellington's Outer Green Belt has been handed over to a university project to plant native forest.
Upper Hutt City Council has rejected funding the rollout of universal water meters, potentially putting themselves at odds with the rest of the region.
Porirua City Council is helping one family find accommodation after their home was made uninhabitable by flooding.
Residents in Plimmerton have spent the day cleaning up as much as they could, following the devastation of the flooding on Sunday.
Booksellers are facing a return to the 1970s way of doing things this Christmas, by having to trust their instincts, and stock up on the books they think people will want to read.
In a worst-case scenario, the region could be running out of water as soon as 2026, a new report shows.
A review looked into the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995, and found there was no clear and robust process to guide police on how to collect, use and store DNA. Audio
Just 25 people have lodged expressions of interest in a loan scheme which helps apartment owners pay for their building to be earthquake strengthened.
With a clean-up now in full swing in Napier, the next big challenge will be to find longer-term accommodation for people who can't soon return to their homes.
Emergency services remain on standby in Napier as hundreds of homes are damaged and at least 19 uninhabitable after Monday's deluge.
Independent bookshops are popping up all across the country with four new ones opening in the past month alone.
Some of New Zealand's best tattooists - as well as the most spontaneous tattoo enthusiasts - enjoyed a collaborative weekend together under one roof.
All councillors but one voted in favour of strengthening the library, which is forecast to cost between $160 and $180 million.
The future of Wellington's earthquake-risk central library will be decided today at a city council meeting.
Wellington City Council is considering investing $185 million to reduce the amount of sludge the city produces every day.
A Wellington nightclub worker said he reported one of the individuals at the centre of a raft of sexual assault allegations to the police three months ago.
Wellington's nightlife district has the highest proportion of assault and sexual assault crimes in New Zealand.
Police are urging people to refrain from naming or posting posting personal details of the Wellington musicians, saying accusations made to Operation Emerald will be taken seriously.
The sixth annual bookshop day is being marked across independent booksellers around the country.
It's been the highest ever early voter turnout, and the number of those who have cast their ballot already are expected to make up half of the overall turnout.
An ex-prisoner, housed at a child sex offender unit at Rimutaka Prison, has claimed fellow residents are smoking synthetic cannabis while authorities turn a blind eye.
Universities have indicated they were prepared to consider some help for the 250 students that will be allowed into New Zealand, but won't make any decision until the end of the week.
Complaints to the government about employers are running at 10 times the rate of the same seven-month period last year.