Alliance Group is under fire over a decision to bring in 100 overseas workers for its Southland plants.
Legislation to properly enforce the animal tracking guidelines, which were found to be inadequate during the Mycoplasma bovis response, is to be debated under urgency tonight.
Forest & Bird is calling for a ban on the sale of whitebait as the season kicks off for most of the country today.
Dunedin and other parts of Otago are set to benefit from an $8.5 million government fund to better manage freedom camping this season.
Parliament's referee Trevor Mallard is to decide today whether to launch a full-scale investigation into who leaked National leader Simon Bridges' travel bill.
A man accused of delivering a single, fatal punch to an innocent bystander at an Auckland house party has been found not guilty.
An Australian neurologist says the way Pharmac's criteria for continuing access to drugs for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are too old, and not based on evidence.
A South Canterbury farmer says roads in his district have become impassable due to the poor job the council is doing maintaining them.
The future of the publicly funded hunters body, the Game Animal Council, hangs in the balance with the Minister of Conservation putting it under review.
A safety alert has gone out requiring urgent checks on the towing connections of almost 500 heavy vehicles, including truck-trailers.
A growing number of high earning families are struggling to pay the bills, a new study shows.
A 12-year-old boy is the lone survivor of a plane crash which killed eight people in Papua at the weekend.
The Southern Steel have defended their national netball premiership title in dramatic fashion.
Two people are in a serious condition and a road has been closed after a car hit a power pole north of Timaru.
The Government's goal to have one million New Zealanders able to speak basic te reo Māori by 2040 is achievable, a Māori Language teacher says.
The government is confident the United States' tough stance on all firms doing business with Iran will not apply to New Zealand.
Immigration advisers say changes to visa rules are needed to attract overseas nurses into care homes.
A scheme to fund free long term contraceptives for beneficiaries and their daughters ends on Monday.
A stranded humpback whale near Dargaville has been killed, the Department of Conservation says.
A dementia advocacy group says some families face care bills of several hundred dollars a week if their relatives are too wealthy to receive taxpayer subsidies.