At this year's general election, the public will also be asked to cast a referendum vote on the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Hamilton City Council has voted to use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system for the 2022 and 2025 elections.
City councillor Melanie Coker spends on average 30 hours a week fulfilling her council duties while receiving a six-figure salary from the ratepayer.
Households should add masks to their emergency supply kits in the case of further Covid-19 outbreak, the Health Minister says.
Police have confirmed they found several homemade explosive devices at a Hamilton shopping mall in an attempt to blow up an ATM.
A woman has been charged after police say she pushed a fence and went on to the grounds of a managed isolation facility in Rotorua.
Tenants now have another layer of security with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.
The Government is to trial CovidCard technology, assessed by the University of Otago, in the Rotorua area before making any decision about rolling it out nationally.
The Govt needs to do more to ensure women aren't left behind after employment figures showed they were disproportionately affected, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner says.
The man convicted of murdering Grace Millane acted inexcusably after her death but the trial that found him guilty was flawed, an appeal has heard today.
He won the love of New Zealanders around the country and made many hearts swoon. Now Dr Ashley Bloomfield has been immortalised in ink after a Kiwi woman decided to pay homage to the director general of Health.
The Privacy Commissioner has launched an inquiry into how the Ministry of Health distributes Covid-19 patients' information.
New Zealand has weathered the economic fallout of the Covid-19 storm better than the Government had anticipated, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
A man on a dirt bike has been arrested after pulling a firearm on police today during a pursuit in West Auckland.
A New Zealand woman who was killed by a landslide in Korea and has been described as "a beautiful soul" and a "wonderful mother" grew up in Dunedin.
New Zealand has two new cases of Covid-19 today in managed isolation and the Ministry of Health is now saying masks will be an important component if there is a new outbreak.
There have been seven instances of security guards falling asleep on the job at isolation facilities, Housing Minister Megan Woods says.
The government has put the kibosh on hopes hospital workers owed three quarters of a billion dollars could get an interim payout early.