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Kate Hawkesby: World's praise for our kind little country
COMMENT Is it just me or does pretty much anything make you want to burst into tears at the moment?After the shock, comes the grief, although shock still feels...
Theresa May holds another Brexit crisis meeting
Theresa May has held another crisis meeting with some of her most senior ministers over Brexit. The British Prime Minister was preparing to ask the EU for a delay...
Social media companies under fire after Christchurch terror attack
A technology expert says social media platforms have incentivised attacks and emboldened the far right through a lack of regulation and monitoring This follows,...
Auckland Council approves bailout for Eden Park
The Auckland Council has bailed out Eden Park to the tune of $63 million, and nearly $10m of that is a brand-new, no-strings grant. Mayor Phil Goff supported a...
Kate Hawkesby: Christchurch attack highlights dangers of social media
So many questions raised out of this terror attack in Christchurch, but one big one and actually one Winston Peters was flagging before this awful event even unfolded,...
Businesses pulling ads from social media after mosque attack
There are growing concerns from businesses over where their online advertising goes. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have come under criticism for...
Man who went viral with show of solidarity for Muslims: Time for 'friendship not fear'
A UK man whose expression of solidarity with the Muslim community went viral following the Christchurch terror attack, says now is the time for friendship, not fear. Andrew...
Kate Hawkesby: On NZ's darkest day our PM had her finest hour
On our darkest day, I thought our Prime Minister had her finest hour. In the presence of inexplicable inhumanity, she was human. Compassionate, and inclusive,...
Security expert says it's unlikely anyone could have predicted Christchurch terror attack
A security studies and counter-terrorism expert says it's unlikely anyone could have seen the Christchurch terror attack coming. The country remains at its highest...
Tim Dower: Police shouldn't ban pursuits
We'll get details today from the Police Conduct Authority and police themselves of a major review of police chases or pursuits as they prefer to call them these...
Number of children harmed in state care slammed as 'disturbing'
The number of children harmed in care is being described as 'disturbing'. More than 220 children who were removed from their families to keep them safe went on...
Climate change expert backs school protests
An expert on climate change is supporting climate change protests by school children across the country. More than 30 rallies have been organised from Bay of Islands...
IAG to stop taking on new Wellington clients
The country's biggest insurer IAG, which owns State, NZI and AMI, is no longer writing new contents cover in risk areas like Wellington. IAG is defending itself...
School Strike 4 Climate divides town
The gold mining town of Waihi is divided over the upcoming School Strike 4 Climate. Students from the Hauraki settlement will take to the streets along with thousands...
Kate Hawkesby: Kids need to care about our climate but don't need to protest
What do you want if you have an issue that needs attention? A spotlight on it. And this climate change protest tomorrow's got it. It doesn't matter which way your...
Kate Hawkesby: Does NZ want corporates producing potent cannabis here?
COMMENT: As we edge ever closer to our referendum next year on cannabis, the debate's heating up. That's a good thing. We need to be as well informed as we possibly...
Bridges doubles down on CGT criticism amidst SFO investigation
National Party leader Simon Bridges says the capital gains tax is an "incredibly bad idea" which could damage New Zealand businesses. The Tax Working Group has...
Kate Hawkesby: Leaving Neverland left me conflicted, confused
COMMENT: I watched the Leaving Neverland documentary yesterday. Well the first part anyway, and I don't think I'm up for the second half. It's a tough watch. I...
Greenpeace calls for NZ Super Fund to divest its shares in oil and gas companies
Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Super Fund to divest from oil and gas companies. The environmental organisation says the fund has a stake in roughly 130...
Relief as China-NZ tourism event back on
Relief from a tourism body that the China-New Zealand event is back on. The launch of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism was postponed amid fears the bilateral...
Huge demand for MMR vaccine amidst Canterbury measles outbreak
As of today many doctor clinics in Canterbury will have no measles vaccinations. There are 25 confirmed cases of the disease with huge pressure for the MMR vaccination. Canterbury...
Kate Hawkesby: Act leader's bark and bite better than National's
COMMENT: I'm just wondering if Act leader David Seymour is either the hardest working man in politics, or just the noisiest. Over the weekend he appeared twice...
California city reaping benefits of sugar tax
The debate on a sugar tax in New Zealand continues while a Californian city is reaping the benefits. The city of Berkeley is three years into their soda tax and...
Kate Hawkesby: Bumbling seems an understatement for Kiwi Jihadist
COMMENT Mark Taylor feels "stabbed in the back" by the New Zealand government. That was the headline yesterday and I had to do a double take reading it. He feels...
International Women's Day: Call for 'all genders to be included'
The National Council of Women says all genders need to be included in International Women's Day. The global theme for this year's campaign is balance for better. President...