Scrapping a sanction against some solo mums will cost more than $100 million over four years, and it could be much more if it encourages more mums not to name the baby's father, officials say.
Analysis - Historian Paul Moon believes te reo Māori is dying. Those sharing their te reo stories on social media this week beg to differ, Mihingarangi Forbes writes.
Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital, three weeks after a crash in New South Wales that claimed the life of her family members.
Hundreds of commission-based workers are missing out on residence visas under new minimum income criteria, a phone salesman originally from Iran says.
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Trade Me is banning the sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs because of the breathing problems suffered by the breeds.
Team New Zealand, who stormed to America's Cup glory in June, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards Team of the Year.
The Chief Justice of Solomon Islands has hit out at public criticism of the judiciary in the media and on Facebook.
Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning.
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Analysis - After the previous evening's exceptionally warm temperatures, a bit of cloud cover was a welcome relief, writes Jamie Wall.
A semi-final thriller at the ASB Classic fired up an already scorching Auckland evening, while hearts were racing off court too, Jamie Wall writes.
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