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Political pundits and media experts are warning that artificial grassroots organisations - nicknamed "astroturfs" - are being used to manipulate and mobilise public opinion for political gain.
Weeding out fake news and misinformation is becoming increasingly difficult in the new media environment where social media rules, an academic says.
The country's biggest health sector union is facing a shake-up following an external review of the board's performance and the resignation of several senior board members within a year.
An internal stoush at Pharmac has blocked funding for a life-extending drug for bowel cancer patients that's available in 52 other countries.
About 30 percent of drinking water assets and 20 percent of wastewater networks have passed their use-by dates, and up to 60 percent of pipelines need replacing within 30 years, the report says.
Real estate agents are being accused of fuelling the red-hot property market by manipulating so-called "estimated prices" on websites.
Schools around the country are paying tens of thousands of dollars to private consultants to change the way they teach reading.
Poverty, household stress, busy parents and digital dependence are among the complex factors blamed for a rise in the number of children starting school with a toddler's vocabulary.
Alarming numbers of children are starting school with very poor language skills, with some only speaking like two year olds.
The Solicitor-General's bid to challenge five district court decisions throwing out drink-driving charges could be itself open to challenges, claims one defence lawyer.
Leaving for overseas has been a rite of passage for young New Zealanders for decades, but Covid-19 has prompted thousands of migratory Kiwis to return. Audio
A man with dyslexia who was knocked back by police after failing one of the entry tests claims the Human Rights Commission was dismissive and insulting when he asked for advice.
A Syrian man who has spent the last six years locked up in Australian detention centres after his visa was revoked is free after a landmark legal ruling.
Strike action by about 3200 primary care nurses and administration staff yesterday affected about 500 GP clinics and accident and medical centres nationwide, forcing some to close for the day.
The gruesome prospect of mass slaughters of pigs on farms because of over-supply prompted the government to buy 12,000 carcasses during lockdown - and donate them to food banks.
A car crash that killed two prominent members of the Chinese pro-democracy movement has sparked accusations of sabotage.
Cold, damp and extremely expensive - that's the average New Zealand house and it's not only bad for the health of their inhabitants, but also for the planet.
While life has largely returned to normal for many in New Zealand, the worst may be yet to come in terms of business failures and job losses in many sectors.
The government is pouring billions of dollars into supporting businesses but retailers in the capital say if government employees do not return to the CBD, their outlook is grim.
While the government is pouring money into Covid-19 recovery for businesses, government departments being criticised for keeping staff at home.
Staff on casual contracts at Massey University's science faculties have had their jobs axed with immediate effect as the institution desperately tries to cut costs.
The country's beleaguered aviation watchdog - still reeling from a scathing report on its dysfunctional internal culture - is also under financial pressure.
A damning ministerial review into the Civil Aviation Authority released today reveals a toxic culture of bullying and harassment.
Humphrey Hanley has not let a lack of fingers hold him back from becoming a professional online gamer with a global following.
Wellington company Weta Digital is one of the few major visual effects facilities around the world to remain open, with Covid-19 hitting the industry hard overseas.