The Government reveals new system for arranged marriages and partnership visas
The Government is introducing a new system for foreigners in arranged marriages to make it easier for those in genuine partnerships to apply for partnership visas.It will mean that spouses in such partnerships can apply for a special...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 2:35 pm(NZT)

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Now We Are Five Million: New Zealand's dying towns
While the country's rising population is due to hit five million next year, Kawhia, and many small rural towns like it, are dying. RNZ 's Susan Strongman asks why.Kawhia is nestled near the northern tip of the North Island west...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:50 pm(NZT)

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Tāneatua Police Station yet to be replaced after fire a year ago
Nearly a year after it was set alight, Tāneatua residents are still waiting for a new police station.The Tāneatua Police Station was extensively damaged by fire in December last year and, in the 11 months since, it has...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:25 pm(NZT)

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Investigation into Budget botch-up 'compromised and terminated'
The investigation into how Budget-sensitive material was accessed at the Treasury has been terminated by State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes and a fresh inquiry has been launched.Hughes said the integrity of the current investigation,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:23 pm(NZT)

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Many questions, no answers about 'opaque' NZ First Foundation
There are more questions than answers about a mysterious entity which has loaned money to the NZ First Party.NZ First has disclosed three loans totalling $194,545 over the past three years from an entity called the NZ First Foundation.Each...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 12:06 pm(NZT)

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Tax evasion and money laundering allegations behind freezing orders over 15 Gisborne properties and $10m
More than $10 million and a commercial property empire owned by a wealthy Singaporean couple have been frozen following a police investigation into their son's meth dealing.Thomas Cheng, living in Gisborne, was sentenced to 10 years...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 11:41 am(NZT)

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Dunedin doctor murder trial: Star witness accused of making alibi for Amber-Rose's murder
A star witness in the case against a Dunedin doctor has been accused of creating an alibi for himself and fabricating evidenceVenod Skantha is on trial in the High Court in Dunedin - charged with murdering 16-year-old Amber-Rose...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 11:33 am(NZT)

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Man who assaulted wife gets name suppression to protect business sale
A Queenstown man who assaulted his wife of 21 years has been granted permanent name suppression to protect her identity.After convicting and discharging the man, Judge Bernadette Farnan told him she had also made the suppression...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 11:04 am(NZT)

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Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promises action on period poverty before Budget 2020
The Government has committed to action on the issue of period poverty, with Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promising progress on this issue before next year's budget. This comes as a petition calling on the Government to provide...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:51 am(NZT)

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Meet the person who has worked at Coastlands the longest
At a function to mark the 50th anniversary of Coastlands Shoppingtown, in Paraparaumu, special mention was made of the longest serving staff member.Keitha Lowe has worked in the shopping complex for most of those years in the Farmers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:13 am(NZT)

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One person dead in crash near Whakatāne
One person has died after a crash between a ute and a car near Whakatāne.Two others have been seriously injured.A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 8.17am on State Highway 30 near Luxton and Fortunes Rds, and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:09 am(NZT)

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Cancer Society steps in with new support centre in Kāpiti
An increase in cancer referrals from the district health board and an increasing demand for counselling in Kāpiti has resulted in an urgent response from the Cancer Society.A new Kāpiti Support Centre is being opened at...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:00 am(NZT)

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Grace Millane murder trial: Accused's lies to police during interview
Warning: Contains graphic and sexual content. The man accused of Grace Millane's murder provided a false alibi to police and when he realised he was a suspect asked why he was being "arrested for something I didn't do?"The jury...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 9:13 am(NZT)

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National looks at more teachers, spot ECE checks, and an EduSaver pot for every child
The National Party is looking to redirect billions of dollars from the Government's fees-free scheme to set up a KiwiSaver-type fund for every young New Zealander to be spent on education or professional development.The proposal...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 8:50 am(NZT)

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Live stream of 2000th kiwi chick hatching at Rotorua's National Kiwi Hatchery
The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua has welcomed their 2000th brown kiwi chick.The long-awaited arrival was scheduled to happen from anytime yesterday afternoon right through to today, with a livestream set up of the little egg.Then...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Nov 2019 | 8:22 am(NZT)

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Supplier of aluminium composite panels pulls out of CodeMark
A major supplier of aluminium composite panels for high-rise buildings has pulled out of the government's troubled CodeMark scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:46 pm(NZT)

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International visitor survey in need of 'tune up'
Crucial government statistics on international tourist spending have not been fit for purpose for some time, a tourism industry body says.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:10 pm(NZT)

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Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers
New Zealand's lack of services for sufferers of younger onset dementia is being challenged by a newly formed community group.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:47 pm(NZT)

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Foam investigation: Tests to include properties near Whenuapai airbase
Tests for firefighting foam contamination are spreading outwards to encompass properties neighbouring Whenuapai airbase in west Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:34 pm(NZT)

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Man only out of mental health ward for three days before killing
Gabriel Yad-Elohim's lawyer says her client was hearing voices and had only been out of Auckland Hospital's mental health ward for three days when he killed a man.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:21 pm(NZT)

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OIO approves land sale near Arthur's Pass to Czech businessman
The Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of more than 40,000 hectares of South Island high country land to a Czech businessman.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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NZers in Australian detention express frustrations via art
New Zealanders being held in Australian detention centres will get the chance to share their stories live on-screen at an international art fair from tomorrow.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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Mt Ruapehu shuttle buses ‘not fit for purpose’
Checkpoint - A bus company shuttling passengers to and from Mount Ruapehu has admitted that one of its buses had been operating with a failed handbrake.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:07 pm(NZT)

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Weetbix trademark violation case in court
A battle between two breakfast cereals has wound up in the High Court in Christchurch.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 7:32 pm(NZT)

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Four injured after collision on Waikato Expressway
State Highway 1, south of Auckland, has reopened after a four-car collision.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:48 pm(NZT)

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Airbnb hosts angered by Auckland Council's retrospective bed tax
Some Airbnb hosts are warning they are going to leave the online accomodation service as a result of a new Auckland Council tax.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:15 pm(NZT)

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Man convicted of road worker's murder loses appeal
Quinton Paul Winders, who shot dead a road worker who was operating a stop-go sign, has had his appeal thrown out.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

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Privy Council turns down ex-Pitcairn mayor's appeal
The Privy Council has refused to grant the disgraced former mayor of Pitcairn Island's appeal against his convictions for possessing child pornography.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:38 pm(NZT)

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Court recognises new public interest defence in defamation claims
In a ground-breaking judgment, the Court of Appeal today recognised a new public interest defence in defamation claims arising from mass publications.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:32 pm(NZT)

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Two men convicted of fraud over $41m bank loan
Two men have been convicted of fraudulently securing a $41 million bank loan to build an inner-city apartment block in Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:03 pm(NZT)

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