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Ilam's candidates are out campaigning for the public's vote, an electorate with a split voter base.
Long read - Raised to be meek and submissive in a world dominated by men, six former Gloriavale women have won an extraordinary legal victory they say vindicates their claims of labour exploitation.
Six former Gloriavale women were employees working extremely hard under punishing conditions for years on end at the Christian community, in an experience that has left deep scars, the Employment…
A prominent South Island man has been charged with sexual offending against six girls over a period of more than 20 years.
An Oamaru business is running donation-based shuttle rides to Dunedin for cash-strapped patients struggling to get to hospital appointments.
Children living with the stench of the Christchurch compost plant are suffering sore stomachs, chest infections and asthma, city councillors have heard.
A judge has told former Gloriavale dairy farm manager John Ready he has "spent enough of his life in chains" in sentencing him to community detention for beating two 11-year-old boys.
Christchurch tourism chiefs are predicting bumper winter and summer seasons as the city re-establishes itself as a key travel destination.
BNZ cannot justify terminating its banking relationship with the Gloriavale Christian community as a result of a landmark child labour ruling, the High Court has heard.
Mike Beckenridge's name was written on labels of clothing that washed up near Southland's Curio Bay following the disappearance of the 11-year-old and his stepfather John Beckenridge, a coroner has…
Locals say they are being tortured by a worsening stench from Christchurch's compost plant, on top of that from a burnt-out wastewater facility.
The host of a birthday party has broken down in tears describing how she comforted Christchurch teenager Connor Whitehead in his final moments after he was shot, reassuring him he would be okay.
Two men are standing trial, accused of murdering 16-year-old Connor Whitehead when they arrived at an out-of-control party with guns in November 2021.
With figures showing 10 percent of accounts are debt, budget advisors are alarmed at the number of struggling families using the schemes to pay for basic needs.
New Zealand is probably over the worst of its bout of inflation but will have to endure cost of living pain for some time to come, economists say.
Four years after the crew's extraordinary ordeal, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission has delivered the findings of its investigation into the crash.
Cash-strapped shoppers are giving up on buying fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, while parents struggle to afford healthy food to fill kindergarten and school lunchboxes.
The family of a Christchurch-born man shot dead by US police is pleased two officers charged over his killing will face trial after a Colorado judge threw out their bid to have the case dismissed.
Gloriavale women were entrapped, enslaved and lived in servitude at the "misogynist" Christian community, the Employment Court has heard.
Gloriavale's communal religious society is not a sham and there is no capitalist labour market hidden within the Christian community, the Employment Court has heard.
The Christian community appeared with a lawyer for closing submissions, despite previously saying they could no longer afford a legal team.
The Christchurch woman has put up with intravenous feeding and two ostomy bags for a year and still has no idea when she will be able to have surgery.
A granddaughter of Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian has told a court abuse has never been accepted in the community's culture.
Gloriavale founder and convicted sex offender Hopeful Christian was a sinner but was used by God to bring about change, a senior community leader says.
The Crown had detailed knowledge of Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian's crimes in the mid-1990s but "dropped the ball" by failing to help the community deal with sexual abuse, the Employment Court…