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In 2017 it was estimated six major buildings would need $40 million to make them weathertight, but just two of those buildings are set to soak up $62.5m.
Tyler Nii drowned in Lake Wakatipu when a skydiving jump went wrong. But the NZ Police won't let his family try to retrieve his body.
"The inadequate frequency of case reviews being undertaken by investigation managers, result in a disproportionate amount of legal time being spent remedying flawed investigations."
The introduction of hard-and-fast rules to cut the risk of toddlers choking on food at childcare centres has been delayed.
After an accident at a childcare centre, parents of the toddler say they are furious at a WorkSafe investigation and its handling of their complaints.
The largest bell in the Carillon tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington - the 12.5 tonne Peace (Rangimārie) bell - is on a beam at risk of buckling in an earthquake.
Bells that weigh up to 12 tonnes inside the Carillon tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington are at risk of falling on people.
An East Coast whānau that lost three family members working in logging operations says they have not got justice nor have there been decent investigations into the deaths.
There are safety concerns over the strength of high viaducts at a $700 million highway being built north of Auckland.
An independent report into WorkSafe has found multiple failings in the way the agency investigates deaths and injuries on the job. Audio
Emails released to RNZ show a US offer to rapidly set up Covid-19 data-crunching capabilities sat with the government for more than a month during the lockdown.
The Carillon bell tower is stronger on top and weaker at the bottom - exactly what engineers have warned could lead to its total collapse.
Wellington apartment owners are calling for an urgent independent review of how earthquake strengthening rules threaten to ruin them.
A South Auckland crane driver has been denied a $100,000 payout for his cancer after a government-owned finance company switched his policy.
A plumber has been found guilty of doing negligent or incompetent work at a Lower Hutt retirement village.
A plumber defending charges over defective drains at a retirement village says something went wrong at the project but it was not his or his workers' fault.
A plumbing investigator says tradespeople who raise the alarm about defective work but carry on doing it, carry the can.
The national hospital stocktake has exposed flaws in the Ministry of Health's vision of a future - in 2026 - where artificial intelligence machines keep tabs on people's health through "smart" home… Video, Audio
Consulting engineers say some government agencies are insisting that if firms cut staff pay to survive, they pass these cuts on as a cost saving on public projects. Audio
Earthquake assessments in the national stocktake of hospital buildings have failed to use the most up-to-date engineering guidelines.
A government ministry was warned in 2011 by engineers the bell frame in the National War Memorial Carillon could fail in an earthquake.
A main tower block at Nelson Hospital and the special care baby unit at Waitākere Hospital are in the worst condition of any hospital buildings in New Zealand, a nationwide hospital stocktake shows.
The closest ever look at the country's hospitals reveals many intensive care units, operating theatres and emergency departments are in "poor or very poor" shape. Audio
A new stocktake of the country's hospital facilities shows IT systems so old they will run out of technical support and the need for $14b in upgrades to buildings.
Accounting software provider MYOB has found problems with seven of its payroll systems, prompting it to ask businesses to check if they've underpaid employees.