Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Some pharmacies criticised for charging to print vaccine passes
By RNZ Rapid antigen testing is getting ready to roll out next week - but not all pharmacies will be providing it.Thousands of people have been accessing their vaccine passports through pharmacies in recent weeks, adding to... More...
Toby Manhire: Has National Party leader Chris Luxon shuffled up a winning pack?
Originally published by The Spinoff After a hectic week for National, the new shadow cabinet has been unveiled. Toby Manhire assesses its strengths and weaknesses. For the first time in a long time the most anticipated political... More...
Todd McClay reacts after dramatic drop in National Party caucus list from sixth to unranked
Rotorua MP Todd McClay says he isn't bothered after he was announced as an unranked member of the National Party caucus.McClay was one of the biggest losers in the reshuffle announced today, falling 15 rankings from sixth. He's... More...
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Ashburton Mayor slams anti-vaccination abuse after bakery is forced to call
By Adam Burns, Local Democracy Reporter Alleged cases of abuse directed at Ashburton business owners and staff due to Covid-19 restrictions have angered the region's mayor.Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown has denounced the... More...
Campaigners buy part of world-famous New Chum Beach for $2.15m
Campaigners are celebrating their latest victory in a long-running battle to preserve a world-famous Coromandel summer destination, with a public-backed charity buying the northern headland of New Chum Beach for $2.15m. The sale... More...
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Wairarapa DHB investigating claim large group of vaccination staff paid for
Wairarapa DHB is making inquiries after an allegation that a large group of DHB vaccination workers used Prezzy cards to pay for a big night out at a popular Masterton eatery last weekend.The inquiry comes after a tipoff to the... More...
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 'National disgrace' - Govt Covid response panned at Waitangi Tribunal
Failing to prioritise Māori children in a vaccine rollout for those aged 5 to 11 could have deadly consequences, the Waitangi Tribunal has heard, especially in light of emerging information about Omicron's severe health effects... More...
Housing bill to be watered down
Labour and National's landmark townhouse bill will be watered down again, reducing the maximum height of buildings at the section boundary, allowed under the bill.Initially, the bill allowed height to boundary ratios of 6m at the... More...
Wellington weather: Landslip cuts off Kāpiti community, wild weather slams capital
About 25 properties are cut off due to a landslip on Kāpiti Coast, with wild weather continuing to slam the capital this afternoon. Wellington commuters have been urged to plan ahead with heavy rain still falling and several... More...
Auckland dog owners ask High Court judge to save their condemned pet's life
An Auckland couple who have campaigned to change the law in an effort to save their condemned husky, Aspen, have now argued their case before a High Court justice as well.In April, a district court judge found Alexandra and Graham... More...