For all the hot air about curbing greenhouse gases, the burnoff of fossil fuels to move people and goods up and down the country's roads remains big business for the Government.
Parents should have the right to choose the sex of their unborn babies, the Government will be told today.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters cast diplomacy aside yesterday as he questioned why there were so many "useless" men in power positions in the Pacific and not enough women.
The Bioethics Council's controversial support for parents to choose the sex of their babies to balance families flies in the face of decades of action to end discrimination based on gender, says a leading academic ethicist.
Economists are predicting petrol prices will rise by up to 12c a litre even if world oil prices stabilise.
With a role on Lost a sign that his career may increasingly be based overseas, Outrageous Fortune's Grant Bowler tells Joanna Hunkin why he keeps coming back for more.
Liane Dalziel Oil suppliers presiding over unprecedented hardship among drivers will have their pricing structures put under the gaze of a Government-ordered inquiry.
Move over Paris - if you are after a world-class romantic rendezvous, you need look no further than Wanaka.
Police want armed patrols to roam Auckland's streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The power squeeze has cost the country's biggest user over $12 million in lost production and an industry group has warned all businesses are going to be hurt by fallout from the threatened crisis.
Winston Peters will be disappointed that National last night selected a new candidate to contest the Tauranga seat.
Rail authorities hope the sky-rocketing cost of fuel is not encouraging people to put their safety at risk, after the grisly death of two young men riding atop a freight train.
Paul Williams moved closer to emulating his famous father yesterday when he was called into the All Black squad preparing for tomorrow's test against England.
The future of games console firm Nintendo in New Zealand is in doubt after receivers were called in on local distributor Softprint Interactive.
A key part of the Government's Working for Families policy will today come under attack in a legal challenge alleging the policy has failed to tackle child poverty.
Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons expects to step down from politics before the 2011 election and could give up leadership of her party as early as next year.
It's a simple enough, if slightly obscure, idea. Take one hugely successful film franchise, condense the two stories into a 75-minute show, and then, just for fun, put it on ice.
Almost half of parents with children under 12 admit they have smacked their children in the past year, according to a survey.
Housing New Zealand Corporation's decision to hold a conference at a luxury fishing lodge near Lake Taupo has been attacked as "disgraceful" by the National Opposition.
The Kahui twins' brother, Shayne, is thriving with foster parents raising him in the countryside with traditional Maori values - but father Chris Kahui wants him back.