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Kate Hawkesby: Labour wasting their money on brand polishing
I see the Labour Party is bringing in consultants to polish its “brand”. It’s undergoing an image ‘check up’ to revamp internal communications by making them 'crisper'. On...
Figures show high rate of suicides amongst tertiary students
Demand for mental health services is growing in our universities. Official figures show at least 11 university students have died by suspected suicide in New Zealand...
Fed. Farmers to Govt: Spend money on child abuse, not animal abuse
Federated Farmers thinks the Government should be cracking down on child abuse before bringing in more animal welfare rules. This is after Associate Agriculture...
Trump baby blimp heading to America
Donald Trump hasn't seen the last of London's baby blimp. The giant blimp, depicting the US president as a crying baby, flew above the British Parliament during...
Kate Hawkesby: Statues shouldn't come before poverty
So Auckland is looking at its own version of the Statue of Liberty to stand tall on Bastion Point. Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother, as proposed by local iwi, would...
Crimonology expert: There are many reasons to flee police
There has been a sharp rise in the number of car chases police are involved in. The annual number has risen nearly two-thirds in the last three years. More people...
MP behind country of origin bill disappointed with changes
The former Green MP who introduced the country of origin labelling bill is disappointed with its watered-down state. The Consumers' Right to Know Bill has returned...
Trump backs Russia after lengthy Putin meeting
LISTEN TO ANDREW KRAMER TALK WITH KATE HAWKESBY ABOVE Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but...
Kate Hawkesby: Holidays aren't all they're cracked up to be
Well for everyone stuck at home in the cold miserable wet weather for school holidays, playing endless games of cards with your kids and having FOMO over all the...
French fans celebrate after FIFA victory
French fans are rejoicing after their FIFA World Cup victory today. Feature Story News reporter Jessica Smith is with French football fans, at a sports bar in central...
Croatian expats have wave of emotions during FIFA final
It was a rollercoaster of emotions for Croatian fans this morning. The small European country made it into the FIFA World Cup final for the first time, but fell...
Nurses union hopes government gets the message
The nursing union hopes the Government will get the message from its strike. Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants from the Nurses Organisation are returning...
Marine life under threat from drilling in Taranaki
There is concern for ocean life in a marine sanctuary off the coast of Taranaki, which is home to the Maui dolphin. Dr Victoria Metcalf is the National Coordinator...
Heatwaves, Football and Trump take over England
It has been a busy and controversial last few days for England, with the Football captivating the nation, while a high profile visit by President Trump now dominating...
President Trump to meet the Queen
There have been 11 US presidents in office while the Queen has been on the throne, and she has met all of them apart from one - President Trump. Richard Fitzwilliams...
President Trump steamrolling through Europe
One News correspondent Rebecca Wright joins Early Edition to discuss a busy week for the US President, who is currently in Brussels giving European leaders a major...
Calls for govt to scrap short-term rental laws
A united call to the Government, to scrap the system of short-term residential tenancies. Unions and Christian charities are calling on the Government to replace...
Resignations continue to flow over Brexit
UK and Europe correspondent Gavin Grey says the resignations have not stopped flowing since yesterdays bombshell announcement that Foreign secretary Boris Johnson...
Jubilant scenes across Thailand as boys rescued
The last of the boys including the coach have been rescued from the cave they had been trapped in for weeks. The 12 wild boars, the name of the football team, have...
Nurses' strike forces hospitals to cancel operations
Hospitals are postponing and cancelling operations this week because they will struggle to find staff to care for people post operation. Dr Kate Baddock is with...
Artificial intelligence creeping into customer service
Artificial intelligence is now creeping into the customer service sector. A new digital assistant named Jamie has been launched by the ANZ bank on their website...
Thai cave rescue: 8 boys safe, 5 still trapped
The rescue of Thailand's trapped football team continues to go better than expected. Another four boys have made it out safe and well from Thailand's flooded cave. Rescuers...
President Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee
President Trump will today announce his pick for the vacant Supreme Court justice position. It is a critical decision, and John Wagner from the Washington Post...
'Last chance' to rescue football team
It's now a case of now or never for crews working to rescue Thailand's trapped football team. Four boys have been safely rescued from the cave, and are now in hospital...
Questions around Novichok poisoning
A raft of questions remain over how two people were poisoned with a nerve agent in the UK. The pair are still in hospital after coming into contact with Novichok,...