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Tory Whanau says Wellington council can invest in both fixing its water infrastructure and revitalising its CBD.
The hive - home to a swarm more than 10 times the usual size - was about 1.8 metres long. Audio
Two people killed in a motorsport crash both inherited their love of cars from their fathers.
Former Health NZ employee Barry Young is accused of releasing the personal information of at least 12,000 people.
Motorists are complaining about their cars "rattling", breaking down and dropping to low power after filling up.
But the man did not know he was suspected of the violent incident in Perth in 2014.
An Oranga Tamariki staffer accused of indecent behaviour towards youths in their care is still employed by the agency.
The Upper Hutt College community is in shock over a violent attack on one of its students, which was filmed and shared across social media.
Advocates are decrying the government's decision to remove funding for the cultural and background reports used in sentencing.
A prison watchdog has made more than 100 recommendations following an inquiry into the country's worst prison riot, but Corrections has not accepted them all.
A prison unit for dangerous offenders set up in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks has been made permanent.
Council staff are recommending putting $1.1 billion towards water infrastructure over the next 10 years.
A two-year probe has revealed important information was intentionally removed from the police file.
At least four people have died while waiting for a watchdog to investigate if they'd been the subject of a miscarriage of justice.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission are set to announce another referral before the end of January.
Property Investors Federation says rates and insurance increases meant landlords had no choice but to pass on costs to their tenants.
The home improvement chain's 'Legacy' brand used te reo Māori names for items such as toilet seats, toilet roll holders, robe hooks, grab rails and towel rails.
A family court lawyer is calling for legislative change, saying court and legal processes are exposing victims of domestic violence to further harm.
At Freyberg Beach, three friends sought shelter from the blazing sun under the shade of a tree, saying the weather was too good not to make the most of.
Office of the Inspectorate will speak to young people, their families and prison staff to ensure Corrections is following international best practice.
Safety advocates say more work is needed to protect people in the water.
It has been a mixed bag for event organisers as the New Year's music festival season comes to an end.
One of New Zealand's higher courts has for the first time had to consider the rules around Islamic marriage contracts.
A security officer hired to transport prisoners has been disciplined after physically assaulting a prisoner at court.