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The amount of money the Ministry of Social Development has paid out to help people on benefits or low incomes with car repairs has tripled in the last six years.
The government has spent more than $6 million bringing home New Zealanders who were stranded overseas at the start of the pandemic.
Chris Bush's family have been patient as they waited 33 years for the men responsible for his murder to be held to account, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Hayward says.
More than 30 years after publican Chris Bush was gunned down at the Red Fox Tavern in Maramarua, two men found guilty of his murder have been sentenced today.
Two men convicted of murder and aggravated robbery over the Red Fox Tavern shooting more than 30 years ago have been jailed for life.
A group of Queen Street landlords and businesses has lost its bid to stop further temporary work to make Auckland's main commercial street more pedestrian-friendly.
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has lost his bid to overturn a court finding that he sexually harassed his press secretary.
In Central Otago, some older residents are already working out what to give up so they can pay their power bills over winter, the president of the local Grey Power branch says. Audio
Children with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty, and families and advocates say they need more government assistance to help with extra costs.
Stats NZ has discovered an error in last year's official child poverty statistics.
A year on from the government's $25 increase to benefits, some solo parents and people with disabilities or chronic illnesses say it has made very little difference to their budgets.
Rainbow young people are still facing higher rates of stigma and discrimination than their peers, according to new research.
Almost two-thirds of the Covid-19 cases detected in managed isolation over the last 30 days have come from India.
A high-profile sportsman facing a number of drugs charges has taken his fight to keep his name secret to the High Court.
There are concerns employers aren't using government support to help them cover their costs when a staff member needs to self-isolate after a Covid-19 test.
More than 30 years after publican Chris Bush was gunned down at the Red Fox Tavern in Maramarua, two men have been found guilty of his murder.
Two men have been found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery over the Red Fox Tavern shooting more than 30 years ago.
The jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of two men charged over the Red Fox Tavern shooting and robbery more than 30 years ago.
Job losses have been nowhere near as bad as feared in the early stages of the pandemic, but the number of people on the main unemployment benefit remains well above pre-Covid-19 levels.
The lawyer for one of the men on trial over the Red Fox Tavern shooting and robbery more than 30 years ago says it is almost certain someone else committed the crime.
The two men on trial over the Red Fox Tavern shooting and robbery appeared to have money to burn after the crime, and the Crown says that points to them being the offenders.
That the offenders stole $30,000 then disappeared with so few leads for police to follow shows the Red Fox Tavern robbery was no spur-of-the-moment crime, the Crown argues.
The lawyer for a prominent businessman accused of indecent assault has told a jury the complainants wanted to bring down his client, and made up the allegations.
The jury has finished hearing evidence in the trial of two men charged over the Red Fox Tavern shooting and robbery more than 30 years ago.
A prison inmate says a man who was an early suspect in the police investigation into the 1987 Red Fox Tavern shooting confessed his involvement in the crime to him.