Controversial skate park approved in Sumner05/05/15
A contentious skate park in the Christchurch suburb of Sumner, proposed by global denim giant, Levi's, has been given the go ahead.
Te Manu Korihi News for 6 May 2015
The Far North District Council is hailing a new rates model as a gamechanger and says it will slash the tens of millions of dollars owed by Maori; Some bach owners on Auckland's west coast won't have right of way to their properties permanently locked...
Should education form part of a free trade deal?
Education unions say including education in the multinational Trade in Services Agreement could throw open the door to foreign companies setting up primary and secondary schools in New Zealand.
Democrats holding out on TPP
Barack Obama is facing tough opposition from some of his fellow Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Markets Update for 6 May 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
ISIS using polished social media campaign
An Australian Twitter user who recommended attacking a Mohammad cartoon exhibition in Texas just days before two people were shot dead outside it, has now posted a guide on Twitter on how to join Islamic State.
Woman caring for disabled son could be in for large backpay
A court ruling means a woman who's the full time carer of her disabled adult son could be eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for unpaid work.
Labour says Government is dumping costs on Auckland...
Labour says the Government is trying to avoid its obligation to invest in infrastructure to service its Special Housing Areas and instead wants to dump massive costs on Auckland ratepayers.
Peters says Whanau Ora 'airy fairy' waste of money
Te Ururoa Flavell is defending spending on Whanau Ora but accepts there have been some issues with the programme.
Sports News for 6 May 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Britons go to polls in tight UK election
Britons go to the polls tomorrow in what is set to be the closest election in recent British history.
Labour calls for Spotless to get rid of zero-hour contracts
Talks are underway to ensure nine parliamentary staff currently employed on zero hour contracts are given guaranteed hours.
Peter Hillary returns home from Nepal
Nepalese authorities say emergency workers are finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of the massive earthquake.
Cracking down on cash jobs
Inland Revenue is launching a crackdown on 'under the table' cash jobs done by tradies.
Concerns Secret Trade deal will harm education
Education unions say leaked documents show the government is trying to include education in a 23-nation free trade deal.
MPs warned not to attend Falun Gong celebrations
The Government says China will be spying on attendees at next weeks Falun Gong celebrations and is warning its MPs to stay away because of Chinese Embassy 'sensitivities'.
Live from the scene of the Curio Bay 4WD recovery operation
In the next hour police divers are due to attempt to pull a wrecked four-wheel drive from Curio Bay in the Caitlins in the hope of solving the mystery of missing Southland boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge.
Australian economy slowing, says economist
The Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped its official cash rate to a record low of 2-percent; prompting further questions about why New Zealand isn't doing the same.
Global Dairy Trade auction results overnight
Prices have fallen in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction of dairy commodities overnight.
Minister defends Whanau Ora
Te Ururoa Flavell is the Whanau Ora Minister and he's been listening to that.
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