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Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley has told a court that major construction company Mainzeal had every reason to trust its parent company to financially back it up, before it collapsed.
The census estimates about 800 people are living in cars or on the street but the figures are just the tip of the iceberg.
The all-women Queen's Honours investiture ceremony was held at Government House in Auckland yesterday and recognised contributions to everything from comedy to conservation.
State housing tenants are resorting to bubble-wrapping windows, using ovens as heaters and sleeping in one room to stay warm - because they say the heaters provided are simply not suitable.
It has been described as a filthy, squalid slum, but for some the former St Joseph's Catholic Convent is the only home they have.
A small Northland community is ecstatic plans to build what would have been the biggest chicken farm in the country have been canned. Audio
The organisers of a temporary women-only night shelter in Auckland have hailed the project as successful.
The teal green facade with its burgundy sign and queues of people lining up for food and support is a familiar sight in central Auckland.
Private landlords are calling for some form of compensation after forking out big money on meth tests at their properties.
Courts around the country will close for two hours on Wednesday while staff strike for better pay.
The number of complaints made about requests for official information has risen, the Ombudsman says.
A year-long trial allowing electric car owners to use the priority lanes on Auckland's State Highways has been abandoned.
A house that has belonged to Auckland art school students for more than 70 years may be confiscated because of unpaid rates.
A corruption watchdog in Australia has described a former New Zealand local government chief executive's behaviour as "the very embodiment of corruption".
The government is investigating whether other housing developments in Tauranga could meet the same fate as the failed Bella Vista subdivision.
The Chief Ombudsman says inspectors were barked and snarled at by gang members during an investigation at Whanganui Prison. Audio
Filipino construction workers brought in from overseas for jobs in Auckland and Christchurch are frequently being exploited, new research has found.
A protest broke out against the far-right Polish president at a ceremony in Wellington today.
The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan was a man of "enormous humility and a lot dedication", former Prime Minster Helen Clark says.
Tens of thousands of families are seeking government help to put food on the table. Audio
Fruit and vegetable growers in south Auckland are warning further development could jeopardise the country's produce supply.
A large sinkhole has appeared in a suburban street in Taupō after a water main broke.
Landlords and property managers are being criticised for asking prospective tenants for their bank statements when vetting for new lets. Audio
An Auckland man of Pacific descent says a property manager profiled him and his friends when they tried to rent a home in an upmarket suburb.
A man who went on the run for a year after a botched cocaine deal which involved the class A drug being hidden in a diamante-encrusted horse head has been jailed.