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Climate change blueprint aims to protect country's infrastructure
The infrastructure sector says there is a need for a coordinated approach to a new climate change blueprint. The government has released a framework that allows...
Kate Hawkesby: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?
Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote? They can leave school, have sex, get married, learn to drive, so why can't they vote? This is the question the 'Make it 16'...
Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt
After a decade of mesmerising world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future...
Kate Hawkesby: A creative idea to help single parents
Surely this is a great solution to our housing shortage. I interviewed a fascinating woman yesterday out of the States, who’d come up with a concept which is proving...
Woman behind 'mommunes' for single mums shares her story
Would you join a 'mommune'? Described as a commune for single mums, one single mother in the US was needing a place for her and her child, but didn't want to live...
Facebook implements program to combat extremist content
Facebook has announced it is making moves to combat extremism on its platforms. Users searching for extremist content will be re-directed to anti-hate groups instead,...
Dairy industry praise changes to work visa programme
The dairy sector says changes to work visas can't come soon enough. The government has announced a new employer-led work visa to help fill skill shortages, reduce...
Ben Stokes condemns story about family murders
England's World Cup hero Ben Stokes has condemned a British newspaper for running a front page story about a past family tragedy. The Kiwi-born allrounder has called The...
Kate Hawkesby: We're going to teach NZ history - but which version?
COMMENT Now that the Government has flagged compulsory New Zealand history as part of the curriculum, the work begins of sorting out what that's going to look like....
Kate Hawkesby: Who needs enemies when you've got friends like Winston
So what did we get yesterday after a weekend of crisis meetings between the PM and her party over how they've handled this sex abuse scandal and more importantly...
Auckland jet fuel crisis: Digger blow ruptured pipe
Auckland's fuel infrastructure needs immediate investment to ensure there isn't complete disruption to Auckland Airport if something goes wrong with the supply line. That's...
Homework strategy aimed at getting kids outside created
There will be no blaming the dog's appetite in a new homework strategy, aimed at getting kids healthy outside of school hours. AUT and Otago University have joined...
Petrol prices soar - and are expected to stay high
Crude oil prices have surged more than 19 per cent after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility wiped out about 5 per cent of global supplies. Brent prices...
Kate Hawkesby: So now you're not an adult until you turn 26?
I see the British media are reporting a recent survey which claims you're not an adult until you're... 26-years-old. It used to be 18 was considered adult, then...
Police use water cannons, tear gas in latest Hong Kong protests
Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence...
David Cameron: Boris Johnson only supported Brexit to help his career
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has broken his long silence on Brexit, confessing in new memoirs that he is "truly sorry" for the chaos and rancour that has...
Insurance advocate criticises decision by Southern Response to appeal
There is disappointment at the Crown's decision to appeal a High Court decision over a quake-damaged house. The Dodds were awarded more than $170,000 dollars last...
Kate Hawkesby: So many questions and not nearly enough answers
So many questions out of this week and still nowhere near enough answers. When did the PM know? Why won't Grant Robertson just fess up that he knew? Why is he...
NZ life insurance industry paying out $4 million a day in claims
Peace of mind appears to be top of mind for New Zealanders when trying to decide whether or not to take out life insurance. That is one of the findings of new research...
AUT historian praises Govt's decision to teach NZ history in schools
A historian says teaching New Zealand history in schools will work, as long as it's done properly. The Government is expected to announce plans this morning, to...
Peter Dunne: PM needs to take decisive action over assault allegations
It remains to be seen whether putting Nigel Haworth's head on a plate will do anything to resolve the Labour party sex assault scandal. The party's president has...
Kate Hawkesby: The fall of Jacinda Ardern and the rise of Simon Bridges
COMMENT What we are seeing emerge now, I think, is a tale of two leaders. We are seeing the contrast between the rise of Simon Bridges and the fall of Jacinda...
Property expert says Kiwibuild scheme needs to be better managed
A property expert says Kiwibuild's build-to-rent scheme needs to offer tenants a chance to put down roots, not live in a slum. Massey University's Home Affordability...
Charity hospital for Southland proposed
A gap in cancer care in Southland has prompted plans for a charity cancer hospital to Southland. Cancer care advocates Blair and Melissa Vining are holding a meeting...
Waste management consultant praises Minister's landfill plan
A plan to avoid landfill disasters is being seen as an important step. Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a multi-agency response after tonnes...