Forestry's weak safety culture must be changed to stop injuries and save lives, a major review released this morning has found. (AUDIO)
Worksafe NZ is warning it will crack down immediately on adventure tourism companies that operate without safety audits, as part of an enforcement campaign. (AUDIO)
Legal aid has been granted for the convicted rapist and murderer Liam Reid - who is serving a 23-year sentence - for another appeal against his conviction.
Towns in the lower half of the South Island have lost access to ultrafast broadband services because a contractor inadvertently sliced through fibre cables.
A swinging blues number about a woman unable to resist the charms of a 'no-good' man has won the top song-writing prize in New Zealand. (VIDEO)
New Zealand was among a range of countries consulted with on how to deal with so-called legal highs by the United Kingdom Government which is planning to take action.
Industrial action by members of the Public Service Association is leading to a delay in the release of information and will delay the release of the Food Price Index.
Hospital sonographers - who do ultrasound scans - have begun issuing strike notices as they try to win a long-running pay battle with district health boards around the country.
The Air Force officially took ownership of four new training aircraft at Ohakea airbase today - the planes would be used to train new pilots from 2016, with trainees graduating that year.
Auckland's Middlemore Hospital says its infectious diseases team is now fully trained for dealing with ebola, and it's working to get other staff up to speed with the deadly disease.
The president of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union is putting pressure on its Bay of Plenty branch to sell its shares in the Port of Tauranga and NorthPort.
A new antibiotic will be available in New Zealand from tomorrow amid growing concern about increasing resistance of superbugs to antibiotics. (AUDIO)
Criminal Bar Association calls for tighter security of drugs evidence following the guilty plea of a former top policeman to theft of drugs stored at a police station. (AUDIO)
The Auditor-General says licensing trusts need to be held to account as some smaller trusts are financially floundering and had a lack of management resources to run them properly.
Secondary schools could soon be holding classes on the issue of sexual consent following the police decision not to lay charges after an investigation into a teenage sex ring.
Commemorations begin in Australia tonight marking 100 years since some 30,000 New Zealand and Australian troops left a Western Australian port for the battlefields of WWI.
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be deported if it is confirmed he has undisclosed criminal convictions, according to Immigration New Zealand.
The police have no plans to review systems for checking evidence in and out of police hands despite a former cop today admitting stealing and dealing drugs stored at a police station. (AUDIO)
New Justice Minister Amy Adams has reopened the idea of a special court for sexual abuse cases. However, she warns such a court would be no 'silver bullet' for victims. (AUDIO)
A man who shared child sex abuse images is to be allowed to keep his name secret, because of his wife's health. Many of the images showed men raping children.
A study linking drinking large amounts of milk to an early death needs to be viewed in the context of a large body of research that says milk is good for health, Fonterra says.
The fact possible victims of a teenage sex ring could make a complaint at any time should serve as a deterrent to the young men at the centre of the allegations, a lawyer says.
An Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation has cleared police of using excessive force in breaking up a student demonstration in Auckland two years ago. (AUDIO)
Dozens of people suffered broken hips or leg fractures while being cared for by public hospitals in the past year. A report out today says that rate of harm is far too high. (AUDIO)
A survey suggests nearly half of workers are unhappy in their jobs, with 40 percent of those interviewed saying they would like to be doing something else.
Profits at New Zealand ports are soaring but figures show there have been at five deaths and more than 100 incidents reported to WorkSafe as serious harm since 2011. (AUDIO)
Minister for Building and Housing Nick Smith says the construction industry is headed for a golden era, worth $100 billion and growing by at least 10 percent over three years. (AUDIO)
An online petition demanding a review of the police decision not to lay charges in a teenage sex ring case in Auckland gathered more than 2600 signatures in less than a day. (AUDIO)
The Reserve Bank has held the Official Cash Rate at 3.5 percent and many economists are predicting it will stay at that rate until the second half of next year.