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Seven people have died in workplace accidents in the past fortnight, and Worksafe says a culture change is needed.
Nearly 30 formal complaints have been made about the mistreatment of animals in rodeo in the past five years - but no prosecutions have been taken.
More than 100 Wellington apartment dwellers evacuated after the Kaikōura quake are being given 20 minutes' access to their homes.
A doctor who helped rescue people from Christchurch's CTV building helped save a 100-year-old woman from the rubble of a homestead near Kaikoura. Audio
A big earthquake that could leave Wellington's CBD without power for 95 days has been named as the number one threat to the city in a new report.
A leaked MPI report shows its own officials believe that between 20 to 100 percent of some quota fish are being discarded during every haul. Audio
Thousands of children have been affected by benefit cuts in the last two years because parents failed to meet work obligations set out by the Government.
The Government's plan to have sole parents reapply for their benefits after a year has raised fears it may put vulnerable children further at risk. Audio
A review of whether victims of family violence who kill their abusive partners should be able to claim self-defence is long-overdue, advocates say.
Beneficiaries have welcomed the Government's additional $25 a week but say it does not go far enough to feed their children.
Trade Minister Tim Groser is optimistic the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will be reached by mid-2015.
The senior doctors' union is calling on the Health Minister to stop a major laboratory restructure in Wellington.
A Turkish official is reassuring New Zealanders it is safe to travel to Turkey ahead of ANZAC Day, despite recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul. Video
Disappointed New Zealand fans had trouble hiding their emotions as they watched the World Cup slip away from the Black Caps.
New Zealanders have flocked to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final - but the Aussies are doing all they can to make today all about the team in gold.
Police and officials have defended the handling of a threat to poison infant formula, while the results of a tin that may have been tampered are due back within 24 hours.
A controversial audit aimed at weeding out state housing tenants who can afford to find private homes has so far moved just over 30 families into the private sector.
A new code for the use of fluoride in drinking water has been released by Water New Zealand - but it won't resolve controversy, Local Government New Zealand says.
A community housing group is calling for incentives for tenants to stay put for longer, after a study of children under two showed nearly 50 per cent had moved house at least once.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is vowing next year's budget will include a focus on child poverty, as a new report shows almost a quarter of children still live in poor households. Audio