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Genesis Energy planning New Zealand's biggest solar farm
Power generator and retailer genesis energy is in advanced talks to help build New Zealand's biggest solar farm. The developer is under wraps for now, but the project's...
Andrew Becroft: Benefit increase doesn't go far enough
The Children's Commissioner says it's about time benefits rose in line with wages - but the increase does not go far enough. Benefits will increase by more than...
Ardie Savea on why he is considering a move to rugby league
The All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has revealed the driving force that could see him switch to rugby league. The 44-test Hurricanes star made a shock announcement...
West Australian remembrance service reverses ban of Aboriginal flag
The West Australian branch of the Returned and Services League has backed down on its controversial decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and Welcome to Country ceremonies...
Kate Hawkesby: How is Jesse Ryder's personal life our business?
I ummed and ahhed about writing about this because, in doing so, I’m doing exactly what I’m about to complain about. Why is the fact Jesse Ryder’s been charged with...
ASH: Vaping legislation could be more nuanced
The Government is finally bringing in legislation to regulate vaping into parliament today. Legislation such as no sales to under 18's, no advertising, no vaping...
Coronavirus shuts down Northern Italy, South Korea as virus spreads
South Korea's president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take "unprecedented, powerful"...
Kate Hawkesby: Going berserk over vaping legislation a rare misstep for Act
The government’s finally acted on vaping. It took them 15 months, but yesterday came the announcement of new legislation to crackdown on it. It's legislation which...
Stuart Wallace: Toy sellers on notice over unsafe products
Toy sellers are being urged to buck up. The Commerce Commission finds many companies are putting packaging on toys that carries labels stating they're not suitable...
Cannabis law support on knife-edge, as each side goes head-to-head
Recent polls on legalising recreational cannabis show support falling for the 'yes' vote, but also a significant number of undecideds who could ultimately swing...
German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people
A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling...
Kate Hawkesby: Drug Foundation cannabis survey shouldn't be trusted
We had the Drug Foundations Ross Bell on earlier in the show, claiming a study they've done, with questions commissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation showing support...
Wellington brewery ranked in world's top 100 beers
It's not just New Zealanders who love Wellington's craft brewery scene. Punters across the globe have raised a glass to the capital's Garage Project brewery in...
Two more New Zealand cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus
RNZ Two New Zealand passengers leaving the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. They were barred from taking...
Ashley Church rubbishes claim that NZ's housing shortage is a 'human rights crisis'
A housing commentator is rubbishing suggestions the state of housing in New Zealand is a human rights crisis. United National Special Rapporteur on the right to...
Kate Hawkesby: Why the best meetings are fleeting
COMMENT I was fascinated to read Bruce Cotterill's recent article on meetings. Cotteril is a company director and advisor to business leaders. He's also the author...
Founder of Sunfed meats responds to Shane Jones' comments on plant-based products
Shane Jones wants to introduce a new law to protect meat and dairy industries from plant-based replacements. He told Newstalk ZB’s 'The Country’ that "This notion...
Drought-stricken Northland receives government support
There is gratitude in the Far North for government support to help residents get water to their homes and businesses. The area is in the middle of a serious drought. $2...
Calls for changes to our electoral laws
There are calls for an update to our electoral laws after two separate investigations by the Serious Fraud Office. Four people with alleged links to the National...
Kate Hawkesby: Surely a child's life trumps everything?
I spoke yesterday to about the most sensible person we’ve ever had on this show. Ruth Money is a victims advocate, and she makes a lot of sense when it comes to...
Removal of right to silence backed by Victim's Rights Advocate
There is hope that the abolition of the right to silence in child abuse cases will get the backing in election year. The Children's Commissioner has called for...
Limited markets blamed for Holden's demise
Holden is assuring owners they won't be left out in the cold. General Motors is retiring the brand from New Zealand and Australia. Motor Industry Association CEO...
99 more cases confirmed on Diamond Princess cruise ship
Another 99 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry says. The Diamond...
Kate Hawkesby: Auckland Transport really struggle with customer service
Last week I had issues with Wilson Parking, this week it's Auckland Transport. It's getting increasingly difficult to get around this city without problems. Auckland...
New Zealanders warned against hardship withdrawals from KiwiSaver
A record number of people have taken a bite out of their Kiwisaver to satisfy financial hardship. New Zealanders took more than $109 million out of their KiwiSaver...