Finance companies failure could have been predicted10/23/14
The collapse of NZ's finance companies during the period of the global financial crisis was predictable.
Te Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2014
Some staff at Television New Zealand are angry and disappointed that their jobs could be on the line, after the broadcaster announced it wants to outsource producers for its Maori and Pacific programming; Ngati Whatua Orakei, Auckland's biggest hapu,...
Coconut oil unhealthy
The Heart Foundation says exaggerated claims are being made about the benefits of coconut oil and people should stick to unsaturated plant oils.
Capital DHB achieves key government target after a battle
Big changes in the way acute patients are admitted to Wellington Hospital are being credited with it hitting a government target for emergency department waiting times after years of trying.
Residents to have say about legal high sales
A shopkeeper has warned the Wellington City Council that if synthetic drugs are allowed back into Cuba Mall it will be disastrous.
An Australian senator's scathing view of jihadists
The Ottawa shootout's triggered a beefing up of parliamentary security on both sides of the Tasman today.
Auckland activst begs court to keep house
Activist Penny Bright has today begged a district court judge to stop Auckland Council selling her home for unpaid rates.
Claims about the health benefits of coconut oil
Claims about the health benefits of coconut oil have been scotched by the country's leading specialist in oils and fats... who says it could in fact increase the risk of heart disease.
Sex crimes put music and drama teacher behind bars
A music and drama teacher who indecently assaulted girls was on track towards worse offending when he was caught.
MP escorting school group when shootout erupts
The Conservative Party MP Maurice Vellacott was escorting a school group into Parliament when he heard a gunshot.
Canadian press secretary describes seeing gunman
The parliament building in Ottawa was full of MPs holding legislative meetings when the gunman attacked.
Was security too lax in Ottawa?
Security for Canada's politicians is under intense scrutiny now after a gunman shot and killed a soldier before calmly getting into his car, driving through parliament building security, and then going on a shooting rampage.
Sports News for 23 October 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Akl's biggest hapu welcome Sea Shepherd ahead of next campaign
Ngati Whatua Orakei officially welcomed a Sea Shepherd vessal in Auckland this morning because the tribe supports its cause to protect whales. The crew aboard the Sam Simon is here to finalise preparations before its next campaign in Antarctica. From...
TVNZ cuts ties with Maori and Pacific programmes
Dozens of jobs are on the line as TVNZ announces it will no longer produce all but one of its own Maori and Pasific programmes.
Terror expert says Zehef-Bibeau was a 'wildcard'
A Canadian terror expert says the gunman who stormed Ottawa's Parliament today was probably a 'wildcard' jihadist attacker.
Govt continues to defend PM's right not to answer about Slater.
The Government has continued to defend the Prime Minister's right to refuse to answer questions about his contact with rightwing blogger Cameron Slater.
Police take Nicky Hager to court
The police are taking the investigative journalist Nicky Hager to court in a bid to get access to the source material for his book Dirty Politics.
Today's market update
The New Zealand dollar dropped against all the currencies we follow after inflation came in at just 0-point-3 percent for the September quarter.
Christmas restored in Auckland as the giant Santa is saved.
It looks like Aucklanders will have a Christmas after all. The giant, and ever so slightly creepy Santa which has looked out over the central city for over 50 years, faced the sack after the group which looks after him said they couldn't afford to put...
- Wellington, New Zealand