A Taranaki father has been sentenced to community work after getting his 10-year-old son to drive for him because he was drunk.
Entrepreneur Derek Handley, who met with ex-Cabinet minister Clare Curran, will walk away with $107,500 after being offered a government role a month ago, then having his contract terminated.
A notice to vacate has been withdrawn for a family who went public about living in an "undrained swamp" rental home.
Pharmac is defending its position to not fund a drug recommended to patients with late-stage bowel cancer who react severely to regular chemotherapy drugs.
A major shake-up for the rest-home sector has been signalled, including a new watchdog to help stamp out poor care.
Speaker Trevor Mallard has laid a complaint over dead native birds used in a 1080 protest, saying they were almost certainly bludgeoned to death. But a protest organiser says some were road-kill.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a “diary issue” with her staff is responsible for the cancellation of appearances on weekend current affairs shows.
Dying patients who suffer a rare reaction to chemotherapy are having to pay for their own drugs because their cases are not considered exceptional.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has dismissed media reports of cracks looming in the coalition Government as “balderdash”.
A law firm is accusing Gerry Brownlee of phone bullying after a 15-minute call he made to their offices, but the National MP says how can you bully a law firm?
A sizeable sugar tax would cut consumption, generate millions in revenue and save lives, the Prime Minister has been told.
New Zealand must follow Australia's lead and set up a new aged-care watchdog to protect the vulnerable elderly, Grey Power says.
Packaging and other material that's been put in soft plastic recycling bins has ended up in storage, because the Australian company that was taking it has been inundated.
A family living in an Auckland "undrained swamp house" are being evicted after going public about the insanitary living conditions.
A McDonald's worker is furious and saddened after management told her she couldn't speak te reo Māori to customers.
Victims of family violence will be able to apply for police safety orders for up to 10 days to give them more time to arrange their affairs under proposed changes to a bill currently before Parliament.