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Families and children among more missing Australians after White Island
More than 20 Australians including a recently married couple and a family of four are still listed as missing on a Red Cross list after the deadly eruption on Whakaari/White...
Kate Hawkesby: We are stuck in the harmful habit of convenience foods
I see that as the same time we’re being told we don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, Consumer has put out a list of all the products we’re eating which are being...
Scientist: NZ needs to be more innovative with plastic
Polystyrene meat trays, cups and takeaway food containers will be the next to go, as work continues to phase out single-use plastics. The Government's released...
Ambulance union: Public needs reassurances services are well funded
The Ambulance Association boss says it's time for the Government to walk the walk on funding increases. St John's calling on the Government for more funding, saying...
French workers plan more protests over pension reforms
France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement...
Kate Hawkesby: Only thing Government has delivered is scandals
I said last Friday that Kris Faafoi would not offer to resign, that the PM would neither sack nor censure him. I’m not any kind of wise soothsayer, it was the...
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before election
One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge...
Democratic witness apologies for mentioning Barron Trump
A Democratic witness at the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing is apologising for bringing up the name of President Donald Trump's 13-year-old son,...
Kate Hawkesby: Good luck finding a flat and getting started in life
COMMENT It's that time of year when students are trying to find flats and accommodation. Before the mad rush of January... before everything gets snapped up, before...
Report: Moving businesses to small towns would benefit employees
A new report has called for a push to get New Zealand’s workforce out of the big cities. It suggests that transferring the focus to secondary towns will create...
Report reveals environmental damage caused by milk formula
Governments are being urged to do more to regulate the advertising of infant formula sent offshore. Australian National University has published a paper in the...
Kate Hawkesby: Govt should stop pretending cannabis legislation is health based
Here’s the thing about the wording of the cannabis referendum, it's misleading. We will be asked next year if we support the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill. The...
Tony Abbott visits Cardinal George Pell in jail
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited disgraced Cardinal George Pell in a Melbourne jail, where he is being held on child sex convictions. Mr Abbott is...
55 people killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens
Another day and with it comes more deaths and a death toll that keeps climbing. Two more children have died in the measles epidemic in Samoa in the last 24 hours...
David Seymour blames rushed legislation for gun buyback breach
David Seymour says the government has plenty of questions to answer over a breach on its gun buyback platform. Police have confirmed a dealer with legitimate access...
Kate Hawkesby: Government turning a blind eye on gangs
In a scene that an anti-gangs Simon Bridges could’ve only dreamt of hot on the heels of his gang crackdown announcement, Black Power were out in public making a...
Why Christmas shopping got more expensive
Retail NZ says new tax laws will level the playing field for Kiwi businesses. The law change has come into effect, and means international online retailers making...
Banks aware Reserve Bank decision on capital requirement
A nervous few days for banks. The Reserve Bank's expected to make its final decision this Thursday on whether to raise the amount of money it expects banks to hold...
Auckland principal sceptical of government's school spend-up
One principal is sceptical about the government's big spend on schools. Over 2000 state schools are set to receive up to $400,000 each to cover maintenance and...
Kate Hawkesby: The Queen reportedly will retire soon - who can blame her?
It seems that when the Queen cancelled Prince Andrew’s birthday party, she also cancelled Prince Andrew. And if she didn’t, then the British press certainly are. I...
London Bridge stabbing dominates UK election
Britain's political leaders sparred Sunday over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London...
Parents told not to worry over children's BMI results
Parents of preschoolers are being told to not worry about Body Mass Index test results. The test uses a person's weight and height to classifying them as underweight,...
Skyline building second luge in South Korea
A fast-charging New Zealand tourism business which has succeeded in breaking into South Korea says taking it slow is key in the market of more than 51 million people. Skyline...
Hope that landfill levy increase will lead to more recycling
There's hope higher charges at the tip will lead to more recycling. The government is proposing to increase the landfill levy from $10 per tonne to $60 within four...
President Trump impeachment battle leaves voters unconvinced
There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced...