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Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei has been sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for importing methamphetamine worth $200,000.
One of the country's major banks says it is finding a concerning number of instances of economic abuse, including people being saddled with someone else's debt, or having no control over their…
Northland missed out on a tourism support package, despite Ministry of Social Development advice recommending it be included, a briefing obtained by RNZ shows.
As Christmas inches closer, bakers up and down the country are desperately waiting for the supermarket shelves to be restocked with brown sugar.
Faster action on welfare reform could have eased some of the pressure on struggling families over lockdown, the Child Poverty Action Group says.
With breeding season in full swing, a team of conservationists and rangers is keeping a close eye on how many chicks are hatching.
A young woman whose nude photos were posted on a porn site without her permission fears the perpetrators of online sexual abuse don't realise their actions could have consequences.
A young woman who was the victim of online image-based sexual abuse was left for months without any mental health support, while the perpetrator of the crime was getting counselling as part of his…
The return to school - and the resumption of school breakfast and lunch programmes - will be a relief for parents and caregivers that have struggled to put food on the table.
Rachel MacGregor has been awarded $400,000 in damages by the High Court after she was defamed by her former employer, one-time Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
People in Gisborne, Stratford and Napier are still being urged to get tested for Covid-19, after the virus was detected in wastewater samples last week.
Auckland's prolonged Covid-19 lockdown is starting to bite, despite official figures showing a sharp drop in those out of work, an economist says.
The Ngāpuhi Covid-19 response group hopes they can help raise vaccination rates in the region during the lockdown.
Covid-19 has taken hold among some of society's most marginalised groups, including those living in insecure or inadequate housing.
The 13 defendants accused of health and safety breaches in the lead up to the deadly Whakaari eruption will go to trial in 2023.
More low-income households struggling because of lockdown will soon be able to get hardship support from Work and Income.
Auckland school kids have been stuck at home for more than two months now - and teachers are doing what they can to help whānau who are struggling.
After eight weeks in lockdown, Auckland's foodbanks are under strain as more whānau struggle to make ends meet.
Since the start of the Delta outbreak, 8500 more people have ended up on the benefit, Ministry of Social Development figures show.
Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei has pleaded guilty to a representative charge of importing methamphetamine.
There are 138 border workers employed by private firms who have missed the deadline to be vaccinated.
Another benefit sanction is on the scrap heap, but advocates are questioning how long it's taking for the government to make good on its promise to overhaul the welfare system.
Benefit fraud investigators are asking fewer people questions about their relationship status but advocates say MSD needs to do away with rules that effect what people are entitled to.
The government wants to bring in tougher safety rules for adventure activity operators, in response to the deadly 2019 Whakaari / White Island eruption.
After almost four weeks at alert level 4, Auckland hospitality and retail businesses are really feeling the pinch, and say more creative thinking - and targeted support - is needed. Audio