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Childcare savings of up to $6.07 an hour are on the cards for low-income parents next year, figures provided to RNZ show.
People in the United Kingdom say they will remember the funeral of the Queen as the event that made them fall in love with the royal family once again.
The death of the Queen has subtly transformed some central London iconic shopfronts - with darkened windows, billboard tributes and floral decorations serving as symbols of a city in mourning. Audio
About a dozen members of the New Zealand Society UK have shared waiata in London's Hyde Park, and laid floral tributes to the Queen. Audio
Twenty-five neo mastiff crosses and bulldog crosses have been rounded up at the Northland property where a man was killed in a suspected mauling yesterday afternoon.
A police report suggests groups of ram raiders are meeting in juvenile detention, and almost two thirds are escaping prosecution.
Visitors have returned to Ruapehu after a tough few ski seasons, but a lack of snow has forced them to change plans, and led to a rocky start for local businesses.
Some coastal residents north of Auckland are preparing for a "David vs Goliath" battle to protect its soft white sand.
As Chris Hipkins apologises to Charlotte Bellis for comments about her MIQ application, it can be revealed the government dropped a similar case days before a scheduled court hearing.
Crisis meetings and investigations are continuing after Middlemore ED's long wait times appear to have cost a life on Wednesday.
Companies grappling with labour shortages and discerning job seekers are turning to hefty cash incentives to recruit staff - offering several-thousand dollar sign on bonuses or finders fees.
Auckland bus drivers working 13 hour shifts to cover staff shortages say their employers needs to take a hard look at the poor pay and "terrible" working conditions they offer.
The Police Association has laid the blame for shootings in Auckland and several scraps in the Far North squarely at the feet of the Tribesmen and Killer Beez gangs.
Auckland's biggest supplier of sand for concrete has decided to lodge an appeal after Auckland Council rejected a bid to take more sand from Pakiri Beach.
A company commissioned by the government has been monitoring social media comments about the Covid-19 response for almost two years, reporting back every four days.
The mayor says the new funding is "fantastic", a property economist says investment allowing future housing is a good thing, and a developer says it's good for people and the environment.
Fifteen to 20 ram raids are being reported each week across the country by members of the Dairy and Business Owners Group.
Women forced to give birth overseas late last year, without any family support, say it is abhorrent health officials thought MIQ wasn't justified at that time.
Top health officials agreed MIQ was "no longer justified" for most returnees months before incoming travellers were able to enter freely, according to a document the Ministry of Health tried to keep…
A group of 27 restaurants and bars on Waiheke Island have turned to WhatsApp to co-ordinate their opening hours, share staff, and combat pandemic pressures.
An Auckland bar that has continued to use vaccine passes has received a one star Facebook review from its own landlord.
Police are accused of letting criminals run rampant in central Auckland and failing business owners, but say they will return to the area with a 'powerful' presence.
The government wants businesses to do their bit to stamp out modern slavery, by reporting on anything amiss in their supply chain.
A so-called grey area in the Covid-19 rules means bars and nightclubs have been hosting parties in the red light setting, free of masks or seated service. Audio
Nearly two-thirds of the people who have died in New Zealand's Omicron outbreak are men, and experts say the science is inconclusive as to why.