Russia-Ukraine war: Petition calling for expulsion of Russian ambassador delivered to Parliament
By Giles Dexter of RNZ A petition has been delivered to Parliament, calling for the Russian ambassador to be expelled, and for New Zealand to sever diplomatic relations.Ambassador Georgii Zuev retains his diplomatic posting,...
Mt Roskill, Auckland shooting: Teens charged, woman stable in hospital
Two teenagers have been arrested after a woman was shot with an airgun in Mt Roskill, Auckland, early yesterday morning.One teen has been charged with wounding with reckless disregard, the other with reckless discharge of an airgun...
New Zealand dad with two decades of offending in Australia escapes 501 deportation order
A New Zealand man, due to be deported from Australia under its 501 policy, has convinced authorities to let him stay despite his extensive criminal history, drug addiction and a recent prison sentence. Mark Skedden, 41, was granted...
Police incident in Clendon Park, South Auckland: Two hearses seen leaving property
STAY IN THE KNOW. SIGN UP TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS HERE. Two hearses have been seen leaving a Clendon Park property where a large number of police, including forensic staff in boiler suits, have been this afternoon and evening,...
Comancheros trial: Seiana Fakaosilea, others found guilty of 600kg meth conspiracy
A 22-year-old who served as the acting national commander of the Comancheros has been found guilty alongside others of conspiring to import a massive 600kg haul of methamphetamine - estimated to be worth roughly $90 million - into...
Labour MP Gaurav Sharma's claims of 'rampant' bullying in Parliament described as 'brave' by opposition and denied by senior ministers
"Employment matters" are being worked through with a Labour backbencher MP who made explosive claims about bullying and gaslighting involving party whips and the Parliamentary Service, it has been revealed. The allegations, published...
Would you catch a train between Tauranga and Auckland? Parliament wants to know
Parliament wants to know whether you would catch a train from Tauranga to Auckland or Hamilton, or perhaps between Wellington and the rest of the North Island.Parliament's Transport and Infrastructure select committee has opened...
Opinion: Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma blows whistle on Parliament bullying, takes aim at officials, party whips
OPINION: Much has been said this week about bullying and the abysmal culture of our political parties which, in my opinion, continue to betray the trust of our voters. Over the past few years and under the outgoing Speaker Trevor...
Photographer Simon Woolf ditches Wellington City Council in bid for regional role
Photographer and current Wellington city councillor Simon Woolf has confirmed he is eyeing a seat on the regional council. Woolf, serving his third term on Wellington City Council, previously announced he would not be seeking a...
Wellington's modified ground more at risk of landslips than natural slopes
Modified ground used to fill Wellington's valleys nearly 100 years ago is growing old and putting the city at greater risk of landslips, a geomorphologist has warned.Earthquake Commission assessors in Wellington are about to get...
Recap: All Blacks team announcement to face the Springboks in the Rugby Championship
There is a major change for the All Blacks with Ian Foster naming Richie Mo'unga to start at No 10 for the first time this season for the big test against the Springboks. There are other changes too.
Rob Loe leads Auckland Tuatara to miraculous NBL semifinal win over Taranaki
Rob Loe hits five points in a matter of seconds late in fourth quarter to send NBL semifinal into overtime, then win the game.
All Blacks make four changes for test against Springboks in Johannesburg
Ian Foster has brought Richie Mo'unga into the No 10 jersey, with Beauden Barrett relegated to the bench. He'll also start two fresh props.
Six Taranaki athletes named in Future Champions programme
Sophia Hodson, Natasha Gouldsbury, Grace Foreman, Emma North, Jordan Whittleston and Levi Tito-Jordan, were all named for this year's Future Champions programme.
Family want answers about unsolved death of Upper Hutt woman in house fire
Terri Fordham, 75, died in a fire of unknown cause. Two days later, her Upper Hutt home went up in flames in a second fire that police believe was deliberately lit.
Labour MP Gaurav Sharma launches broadside as Parliamentary Service, party whips work through 'employment matters'
Parliamentary Service says it is looking into "employment matters" related to Labour backbencher Gaurav Sharma, who alleged that the service is complicit in bullying.
Police urge backyard checks for man missing at Waikanae Beach
Brent Falaniko, 60, was last spotted in a local reserve in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Taranaki Māori rugby team's shield win makes history for its union
It took decades, but a Taranaki Māori team have clinched a coveted shield which carries the same mana in sporting circles as the Log o' Wood.
Father Stu: Mark Wahlberg's latest Oscar-baiting bid for acting glory falls flat
REVIEW: Despite echoes of his most lauded performances in The Fighter and Boogie Nights, the end result is a fitfully entertaining, patchy biopic.
Work still to be done addressing police workplace culture - survey
Only half of all police staff are comfortable with the organisation's workplace culture or feel it is improving, a survey has found.
All abuse in care redress needs to be govt controlled - survivor
Family of mother who died in Upper Hutt house fire seek answers
Police descend on suburban street in Auckland
Nelson councillor censured for conduct
Gap in legislation allowing rise in dodgy breeders - Dogs NZ
Botanic Gardens to CBD cycleway - with changes - approved by Wellington City Council
Far North wants to delay fluoridation despite abysmal tooth decay figures
Southland towns' stop banks are at increased risk of flooding
Two teenagers arrested and charged after woman shot in Mt Roskill
Middlemore 'deeply sorry' over employment of person being investigated by police
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