New figures show the Queenstown-Lakes district has the highest proportion of homes sold to people who didn't hold citizenship or resident visas in NZ.
The Office of the Ombudsman is being given new powers to conduct inspections of secure dementia units run by private providers.
Residents of the botched Bella Vista development have compared losing their homes to a funeral of a loved one.
A survey of 1800 people prescribed antidepressants has found only a handful were warned by doctors about the medication's potential withdrawal or addiction side-effects.
HNZ's chief executive Andrew McKenzie has apologised to state housing tenants whose lives were disrupted by evictions based on bogus meth levels.
Refugee communities have been set up around the country, including Invercargill and Dunedin, however language schools in those cities are struggling to find qualified teachers for new refugees.
The Government has proposed changes to work visas in response to concerns about the quality of education and study being used as a back door to residence.
The government is looking into whether it can extend ACC cover to victims of sexual harassment.
WorkSafe New Zealand has never prosecuted anyone for bullying, despite receiving about 100 complaints.
Winter's well and truly here with freezing temperatures in the South, including Central Otago's Ranfurly where it was a bitter -9.1degC.
The way New Zealand manages recycling is fundamentally broken, a new report says.
The family of a teenager who died at the West Coast religious community of Gloriavale wants an inquest held.
Airbnb guests have generated an estimated $700 million for the New Zealand economy last year, including $89m from those who stayed in Queenstown.
Police's "cops and robber" approach to pursuits is a failure and the government needs to ban them unless there is a serious crime happening, a lawyer says.
The owner of a house where traces of methamphetamine were found says she's devastated to learn she didn't need to go through the stress and expense of getting it decontaminated.
District health boards could be in for a major shake-up as the government looks to cut back on bureaucracy and improve access to health care services.
The people at ground zero of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak are warning that the eradication bid could have disastrous knock-on effects.
Dairy and beef farmers will today find out whether an attempt will be made to eradicate the cattle-disease Mycoplasma bovis, or instead go for containment.
Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion.
An award-winning cheese producer says a trade deal with the European Union will hurt the specialty cheese industry.