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Jones's call for Air NZ resignation step too far: Ardern

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 5:50 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones's public call for the chairman of Air New Zealand to resign was "a step too far", says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Jones' Air NZ comments 'a step too far' - PM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 5:02 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reined in New Zealand First minister Shane Jones after he called for the chairman of Air New Zealand to be sacked. More >>

Your vote - caught in the web

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 4:56 pm | RNZ

As fears grow overseas over the way practitioners of political dark arts are embracing advanced digital technology, Insight looks at how social media, Facebook in particular, will play a greater role in political messaging in this year's election campaign. More >>

Explainer: Why you should care about Cambridge Analytica

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 3:44 pm | RNZ

Facebook's shares has lost billions of dollars in value after something to do with data used by Cambridge Analytica. Confused? Here's what it means, and what could come next. More >>

WOMAD 2018 - A Harmony Of Difference

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 12:13 pm | Joseph Cederwall

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible when ... More >>

Elusive Otters - Anne Sofie von Otter with the NZSO

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 1:25 pm | Max Rashbrooke

Among the many qualities one looks for in an artist is generosity: a sense that giving, and giving fully, is important to them, is part of their artistic make up. More >>

Notes from the PM’s Press Conference - Widodo, oil and Obama

Monday, 19 March 2018, 4:36 pm | The Scoop Team

In her bilateral with the President, Jacinda Ardern said she would be emphasising the important of the relationship with Indonesia, but NZ wanted to expand trade. The PM said she would be raising NZ’s human rights concerns. More >>

Russian Trained Sex Spy "Nastya" to Record Oligarch

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:58 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A jailed Belorussian woman who claims to have audio of Russians and Americans colluding with President Trump's election, boasted that she is a trained "huntress" who secretly recorded her "seduction" of wealthy "victims" while lying, ... More >>

Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:28 pm | John Braddock

Amid deepening political turmoil in the small Pacific island kingdom of Tonga, police announced on March 2 the arrest of former prime minister Lord Tu’ivakano in connection with a passport fraud scandal. More >>

National Park Strategy On Hold As Sage Makes Her Stamp

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 6:06 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The NZ Conservation Authority has put its proposed review of the general policy for National Parks on hold “to focus on providing support and advice on the conservation priorities of the new Government”. The general policy drives planning for what ... More >>

End of New Exploration Could Mean filling a Large Energy Gap

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 5:47 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

A high profile campaign to end oil and gas exploration immediately is coinciding with a number of senior ministers seriously contemplating either ending or putting some roadblocks in the way of any new exploration. The Greenpeace-led campaign would ... More >>

Seed funding: Govt spends up on rural plant nursery

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 4:40 pm | RNZ

Bay of Plenty village Minginui is to get a funding boost of almost $6 million from the government's provincial growth fund. More >>

GDP growth slowed by hot weather

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 4:33 pm | RNZ

The economy continued to expand at the end of last year, but hot, dry weather curbed the rate of growth. More >>

Students demand end to Russell McVeagh's govt contracts

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 4:27 pm | RNZ

Hundreds of university students, lawyers and academics have marched through Wellington, asking for under-fire law firm Russell McVeagh to be suspended from all government contracts. More >>

Treasury poverty estimate out by 24,000 children

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:21 pm | RNZ

Treasury overstated how many children would be lifted out of poverty by the government's families package by 24,000. More >>

Developer disappointed with Air NZ over Kāpiti move

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:19 pm | RNZ

Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format . More >>

To progress pay gap we must critically discuss prostitution

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:16 pm | Renee Gerlich

There is a question I always want to ask those who advocate for full prostitution decriminalisation, while they are also vocal critics of both epidemic sexual harrassment, and the gender pay gap. The question is: How do you propose your goal of sexual equality ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the PM’s Indonesian guest and West Papua

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

A s David Lange once said, it is almost impossible to get New Zealand to think about Indonesia, the huge nation sitting right on our doorstep. The visit to this country early next week by Indonesian president Joko Widodo won’t change that situation, ... More >>

Fit for a King - The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:54 pm | Max Rashbrooke

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. That was my conclusion from an evening listening to the world-renowned King's Singers, performing at the New Zealand Festival with the Voices New Zealand ... More >>

House prices rise across New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:29 pm | RNZ

The Real Estate Institute said the house price index rose 1.4 percent in February, over January, with the annual rate up 3.9 percent More >>

Afghan raid inquiry needed to dispel confusion - lawyer

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

A lawyer representing Afghan people caught up in a defence force raid in 2010 says persisting confusion about the detail shows an independent inquiry is needed. More >>

Amazon: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance and Data

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It says a lot that societies who are still part of what is rather weakly called the free world could do this. Technology, viewed as emancipating and rewarding, can actually introduce different chains and shackles, becoming repellent and self-defeating. More >>

Video: Jacinda Ardern on Young Labour camp fallout

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:10 pm | RNZ

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she cannot rule out other instances of sexual abuse at previous Young Labour events. More >>

Glaciers in trouble after marine heatwave

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:33 pm | RNZ

From Our Changing World , 11:51 am today Alison Ballance , Senior Producer @alisonballance More >>

Will Israeli Policies change If Netanyahu Leaves Office?

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:33 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Will Israeli Policies change If Netanyahu Leaves Office? By Ramzy Baroud If scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, exits his country’s political scene today, who is likely to replace him? And what does this mean as far as Israel's Occupation ... More >>

Mishandling of sex assault complaints a political mess

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:32 pm | RNZ

Power Play - No one disputes victims of sexual assault should be treated with respect and confidentiality, and offered the greatest level of support possible. More >>

Police investigating Labour camp sexual assaults

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:22 pm | RNZ

One of the victims of sexual assault at a Labour Summer School Camp has contacted police and now an investigation has been launched. More >>

NZDF admits Afghan raid same location as in Hit & Run

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:07 pm | RNZ

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) report has admitted that photographs in the controversial book Hit and Run are of an Afghan village the SAS attacked in 2010. More >>

Cory Doctorow talks machine learning and big data in NZ

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:00 am | Joseph Cederwall

International internet and digital technology commentator Cory Doctorow talked about machine learning and big data at the Privacy Commissioner’s PrivacyLive event on 13 March 2018 in Wellington. More >>

Interview: Dominic Hoey on hip-hop, poetry, gentrification and dealing with chronic illness

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:55 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, musician, actor and chronic illness sufferer. He has previously performed under the stage name Tourettes as a hip-hop artist releasing a number of acclaimed solo works. After a sold out debut season in 2017, Dominic ... More >>

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:48 pm | Digitl

Microsoft's rebirth and success in cloud and enterprise computing has implications for the company's Windows operating system. They are not positive. More >>

NZ signs up to anti-plastic pledge

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:25 pm | RNZ

New Zealand is turning the tide on the production and use of plastic to help clean up the oceans. More >>

PM Jacinda Ardern defends Winston Peters' Russia remarks

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:13 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending Foreign Minister Winston Peters over his recent remarks about Russia, saying she is not concerned. More >>

Explainer: Young Labour summer camp controversy

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:07 pm | RNZ

The Labour Party is under fire over its handling of the sexual assault or harassment of four 16-year-olds at its annual Summer School Camp. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters' cozying up to Trump

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters' attempts to cozy up to Trump, and to Russia First published on Werewolf More >>

NZ’s “Pacific reset” aims to reassert imperialist dominance

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 9:38 am | Tom Peters

A five-day tour by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of four small and impoverished Pacific island countries has been seized on by the corporate media to once again glorify the Labour Party-led government. More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 12/3/18: Steel Diplomacy

Monday, 12 March 2018, 6:11 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened her press conference with a summary of the government's Pacific mission , from which she had recently returned. She also indicated plans for the week including bilateral discussion with Viet Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyn ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Police pursuits

Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:50 am | Gordon Campbell

T he willingness of the Police to play Russian roulette with public safety via its current policy on pursuits continues to end in carnage: three dead in Nelson, two in the speeding car, and one member of the public unlucky enough to be in the wrong ... More >>

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras

Sunday, 11 March 2018, 3:22 pm | Digitl

Phone makers spend more time talking about cameras than on any other aspect of new phone design. There are good reasons why they do this. More >>

Cyclone Hola expected to hit NZ Monday morning

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:45 pm | RNZ

Tropical Cyclone Hola is forecast to hit the upper North Island in the early hours of Monday morning, but the tides could be in New Zealand's favour, says MetService. More >>

On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive?

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 1:56 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely some time between 2025 and 2040. More >>

NZ Wars commemorations begin with mass haka

Friday, 9 March 2018, 4:11 pm | RNZ

The first national commemoration of the New Zealand Wars begins with a mass haka at Te Tii Marae at Waitangi this afternoon. More >>

Bitcoin, cars and 'brown sugar' seized in Wellington bust

Friday, 9 March 2018, 3:24 pm | RNZ

Five people have been arrested and hundreds and thousands of dollars in assets seized in a drug bust in Wellington. More >>

New Caledonia goes to highest alert ahead of Hola

Friday, 9 March 2018, 3:18 pm | RNZ

As Cyclone Hola bears down on New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands the government has issued the maximum alert for residents. More >>

Evacuation of stranded tourists begins

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:58 pm | RNZ

The air evacuation of around a hundred tourists stranded at Blue Duck Station near Taumarunui is now under way. More >>

Man shot in Pukekohe, school on lockdown

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:45 pm | RNZ

A school in Pukekohe, south of Auckland, is in lockdown after a man was shot at a nearby house, police say. More >>

Govt has 'bamboozled' voters over new TPP

Friday, 9 March 2018, 12:46 pm | RNZ

The government has "bamboozled" voters over plans to sign the revised Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, a Wellington solicitor says. More >>

New TPP deal signed by NZ in Chile

Friday, 9 March 2018, 8:38 am | RNZ

Amid rising fears the US will spark a new global trade war, a revised Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has been signed this morning in Chile. More >>

Govt too upbeat about AI - expert

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:39 pm | RNZ

New Zealand needs to have a conversations about the enormous disruption AI will unleash over coming decades, the head of New Zealand's artificial intelligence forum says. More >>

PM offers NZ help with mental health in Gita's aftermath

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:25 pm | RNZ

Jacinda Ardern has drawn parallels with children who experienced the Christchurch earthquakes and those who were caught up in Cyclone Gita. More >>

Bullied Relations: Aus, East Timor and Natural Resources

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:08 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“The Commission instead opted for the easiest way out, which is a shame as in my perception it reveals a lack of impartiality on your behalf!” More >>

Airbnb owners cream millions in Auckland rent

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:49 pm | RNZ

Airbnb may be fuelling rents on Waiheke Island, with new research showing more than 1200 Auckland houses are permanently rented through the accommodation website. More >>

Deluge causes slips, flooding, road closures and evacuations

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:35 pm | RNZ

Flooding and slips have closed state highways and roads across the central North Island from Hawke's Bay to Whanganui, New Plymouth and Wairarapa, with some evacuations near Napier. More >>

Syrian Sentinels are daily risking their lives

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

One of this observer’s favourite meeting spots in bustling central Damascus and which is located just outside the walls of Damascus’ Old City where I like to chat and learn from a range of interlocutors about recent developments, is Marjeh Square, More >>

Suffrage 125: Watch RNZ live panel for Whakatū Wāhine

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:18 pm | RNZ

Join RNZ's Megan Whelan for Whakatū Wāhine: an event beginning 2018's Suffrage 125 programme, celebrating New Zealand's past leadership in women's suffrage and the women who have been championing social change ever since. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the #MeToo movement in Sweden

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:35 pm | Gordon Campbell

I n the week leading up to International Women’s Day (today!) the Oscars enabled the rich and famous to do what elites can usefully do: namely, they can shine a spotlight on the attitudes and practices that oppress women, blacks, Hispanics and indigenous ... More >>

Cyclone Hola upgraded to category four, could hit NZ

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 12:48 pm | RNZ

Another cyclone gathering force to the north-west of New Zealand is now a category four storm. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Prays in the Garden

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:58 pm | Katya Rivas

Nobody really believes that I perspired blood that night at Gethsemane, and few believe that I suffered much more in those hours than in the Crucifixion. It was more painful because it was clearly revealed to Me that the sins of everyone were made Mine and ... More >>

Climate change response needs tools that 'bite', Upton says

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 7:40 pm | BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says New Zealand's legislative response to climate change needs broad, cross-party support to deploy the country's sophisticated tools so they actually "bite". More >>

NZ commits a further $10m to Gita-hit Tonga

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 4:34 pm | RNZ

New Zealand has committed a further $10 million to help Tonga recover from Cyclone Gita. More >>