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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A Syrian man who has spent the last six years locked up in Australian detention centres after his visa was revoked is free after a landmark legal ruling.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.
An elderly woman had her phone line and internet disconnected by Vodafone during lockdown because of an overdue account - caused by the the company's own admin bungle.
People with sexually transmitted infections are delaying seeking help, which is leading to serious complications in some cases.
Nurses warn conflicting approaches to dealing with Covid-19 between district health boards and even within hospitals are putting health workers' safety at risk.
First Person - Caring for a person in a critical condition with Covid-19 is a high-stress situation that requires the right equipment and training. RNZ's Ruth Hill investigates. Video
New Zealanders could be facing up to 18 months of social isolation if Covid-19 takes hold in this country.
Hundreds of forestry workers who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak are being offered work in the horticulture sector, which is desperate for labour.
Legal experts warn that changing the law to outlaw the "rough sex" defence used in the Grace Millane murder trial would undermine a basic principle of justice.
Many people have been spending their summer house-hunting, with rental enquiries on TradeMe up 17 percent in December compared with the same time last year.