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Helen Clark: 'NZ still needs to improve equal rights for women'
If you wind back the clock 125 years today, history was being made and women in New Zealand won the right to vote. New Zealand became world leaders as Kate Sheppard...
London residents take creative approach to drug problem
Residents in London frustrated by drug dealing outside their homes have created a series of road signs highlighting crime in an attempt to shame police into action. The...
Cost of owning property rising faster than rents - report
New figures show rental prices aren't rising as fast as the costs of owning a property. CoreLogic stats show between 2003 and 2017, costs to landlords rose five...
Hawkesby: It's unacceptable woman who called 24/7 crisis line told 'call back tomorrow'
It was only a matter of time before we heard a story like this. A person calling a 24/7 mental health crisis line and being told no one was available to help her...
Woman says primary school was rude to her because she's not Christian
The Secular Education Network is backing a woman who says she was treated with hostility by a primary school because she was not a Christian. Leader Tanya Jacob...
Mitchell: PM right to keep defence force in Middle East while considering options
The Prime Minister has committed to keeping our defences force in the Middle East while the Government considers its future commitments. National Defence spokesperson...
Kate Hawkesby: No point counting homeless until consent process is fixed
Is it just me or is it slightly ironic that in the same night Auckland’s Mayor Phil Goff was out counting the city’s homeless, a report revealed that customer satisfaction...
Community support push for new Central Otago airport
There is some community support for a new airport in Central Otago. Air New Zealand is backing a call for a new one in the region, saying it will only be so long...
Kate Hawkesby: When did everyone start complaining about everything?
Hot on the heels of not being able to consume alcohol at a school fundraiser, here are some other things we can’t do.. advertise burgers with dodgy names near kids,...
Cafe bans laptops after surge in people using cafes as offices
An increase in people using cafes as offices is causing stress for cafe owners. Vermont cafe August First has turned off its free wifi and banned laptops to try...
10th anniversary of global recession approaches
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the global recession, and a recent analysis by the Washington Post has found many lawmakers and aides who crafted Congress'...
Grey Power throws support behind calls for aged care commissioner
Grey Power is fully behind the need for a Commissioner to constantly keep an eye on the aged care sector, to make sure we're looking after our elders. The Ministry...
Hurricane Florence creeps closer to America's East Coast
Hurricane Florence is creeping closer to America's East Coast. The storm is expected to strike North Carolina's southern coast at some point today, bringing flooding,...
Kate Hawkesby: At this stage teachers' preferred option is to quit
I’m hearing from a lot of teachers at the moment and they’re not happy. It seems the preferred option when it comes to teaching these days is not to bother. The...
Threat of sugar tax may be enough to make companies reduce sugar content
The simple threat of a sugar tax could be enough in itself to spur companies on to reduce the sugar content in their products. The Ministry of Health's Chief Science...
Kate Hawkesby: Govt should allow Down syndrome man to access KiwiSaver early
Up until this point, I have had nothing but admiration for how Kris Faafoi has handled himself as a minister. Maybe it's the circus he's surrounded by that makes...
America's East Coast bracing for Hurricane Florence
Parts of America's East Coast are bracing for the "storm of a lifetime". Hurricane Florence is expected to strike the southern coast of North Carolina tomorrow,...
NZ's insurance industry the 'Wild West'
A call for New Zealand to catch up with the rest of the world and regulate the insurance industry. It comes as the Finance Minister raises concerns about the skyrocketing...
Madeleine McCann investigation could end within weeks
The British investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann could end within weeks. The five-year-old was snatched while with her parents on holiday in...
Efforts underway to increase regions' relationship with China
Efforts are underway to help regions build stronger trade relations with China. Workshops are being held in Whanganui, Palmerston North and Dannevirke. The New...
Elderly people warned over high-risk medication use
New research reveals elderly people increase their risk of falling and breaking bones if they are taking multiple high-risk medications Elderly people taking high-risk...
Kate Hawkesby: Clare Curran hasn't been remotely open
So the former Minister for Open Government and Digital Services, turns out in an ironic twist, to have not been that open in regards her own digital services. You...
Push for 'meat tax' to save water
There are fresh calls for New Zealanders to reduce meat our consumption to save water. A study published in Nature Sustainability shows vegetarian or pescatarian...
Bodies of Perth family left undiscovered for 6 days
Police say a 24-year-old man accused of killing his family in Perth, stayed in the house with the bodies for days before driving hundreds of kilometres to turn himself...
Kate Hawkesby: What's wrong with a school festival selling alcohol?
I’m struggling to understand why a school fundraiser, which was widely known as a wine and food festival for many years, is now battling the bureaucrats to be able...