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Transmission Gully toll considered to offset cost rise

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 12:57 pm | RNZ

The government is investigating whether to place a toll on the Transmission Gully motorway - which is set to open in 2020. More >>

Hyperlocal App Brings New News Model To Wellington

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 4:27 am | The Wellington App

The Wellington App is the latest member of the Independent App Network of New Zealand, providing daily news, sports and features, weather and transport information, event listings, and paid-for directories of local businesses. More >>

Fun and Fire at the Wellington App Launch - Photos

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 4:09 am | The Wellington App

Ruth Copeland and Huup Waagen, co-owners of The Wellington App, welcomed a small crowd of guests to the Wharewaka on the night of the winter solstice to showcase the new capital-centric venture providing smartphone users with localised daily news, ... More >>

NZNO recommends nurses take revised offer

Monday, 2 July 2018, 7:21 pm | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation's negotiating team is recommending nurses accept a revised offer from District Health Boards they say meets key issues and equitably values the whole nursing and midwifery team. More >>

Acting PM's Press Conference 2/7/18

Monday, 2 July 2018, 5:39 pm | The Scoop Team

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters began Monday's post-cabinet press conference by extolling the virtues of the government's families package, which began coming into effect this weekend. More >>

Being an intelligent woman of colour is a curse - lawyer

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:42 pm | RNZ

A Fijian lawyer says being "an intelligent woman of colour" is a curse and she experiences racism in the industry every day. More >>

Corrections Minister Davis changes inmate forecast comments

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:33 pm | RNZ

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has done a swift backtrack saying he was aware of the latest prison population projections when the government made the Waikeria Prison decision. More >>

Housing NZ chief exec: Just two solo interviews in 20 months

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:06 pm | RNZ

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) chief executive Andrew McKenzie granted just two one-on-one media interviews in his first 20 months in the role. More >>

Minister hadn't seen inmate forecast before Waikeria decision

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:09 am | RNZ

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis hadn't seen fresh prison population forecasts when the government decided not to go ahead with building a super-prison at Waikeria. More >>

Lyndon Hood: On Civility

Friday, 29 June 2018, 5:42 pm | Lyndon Hood

A civil poem about the civilness of civility. More >>

The Tree of Life - Why Cannabis is good for you

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 5:41 pm | Tadhg Stopford

Have you heard of sick 12-yr old boy Billy Caldwell? This week his case provoked Tory Lord and ex-Conservative Party leader William Hague to say “Its time to acknowledge facts, and to embrace a decisive change. Its time to show that sensible new opinions ... More >>

Scoop 3.0 - A Global Vision and Future Focus

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:56 pm | Joseph Cederwall

In part 1 of this series, I wrote about the news crisis in 2018 and why there is hope for journalism despite of (or perhaps because of) the continued dominance and disruption of the sector by the digital platform monopoly giants Facebook and Google. ... More >>

NZ yachtie charged over ammo find in Fiji

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 3:53 pm | RNZ

A New Zealand yachtie has been charged in Fiji over a large stash of ammunition found on board a boat in Savusavu. More >>

'Heartbreaking' footage of cow beating released

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 3:16 pm | RNZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an immediate investigation after an animal rights group released footage showing a Northland sharemilker beating cows in a milking shed. More >>

John Key lobbied minister over Te Arai development

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 3:11 pm | RNZ

It has been revealed that former Prime Minister John Key approached the Forestry Minister on behalf of a US billionaire and two Northland iwi for their development to be exempted from a ban on foreign speculators buying houses . More >>

Claim of unauthorised, excessive spending at Counties-Manuka

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 3:05 pm | RNZ

National MP Jami-Lee Ross has used parliamentary privilege to claim an audit has found hundreds of thousands of dollars of unauthorised and excessive spending at Counties-Manukau District Health Board. More >>

NCEA pass rates drop in more accurate count

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 2:59 pm | RNZ

The Qualifications Authority said national pass rates for the three levels of the NCEA and for UE were 0.2 to 0.9 percent lower under the new method for calculating the figures. More >>

Overstayer numbers up as immigration officers stretched

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 2:53 pm | RNZ

A surge in the numbers of overstayers and increased fraud and exploitation work is overstretching Immigration New Zealand's compliance officers, the agency says. More >>

Will the new KiwiBuild visa cut the mustard ?

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:24 pm | Aaron Martin

Yesterday the Government announced it is revising the KiwiBuild visa scheme and changing immigration settings to try to address New Zealand’s shortage in construction workers. But will these changes go far enough to address the issues? More >>

Gordon Campbell on the cost of nurse pay in perspective

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Military hardware is really, really, really expensive. Insanely so, given that the official NZDF forecasts envisage no credible military threat to this country over the operational lifetime of the gear currently in line to be purchased. More >>

Government commits to help finance women's Rugby World Cup

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:32 pm | RNZ

The government is committed to lifting the profile of women's sport and will contribute financially to New Zealand hosting the women's rugby world cup, but just how much, sports minister Grant Roberston won't reveal. More >>

Exiting Defence Chief Would Take Blame Over Hit & Run

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

The outgoing Chief of Defence says he will accept responsibility if an inquiry rules there was failure in the way Defence handled allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. More >>

Foreign house buyer problem 'was never real'

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:11 am | RNZ

Many developers are still opposed to a ban on the sale of existing homes to foreigners despite a slackening of the proposed new rules. More >>

Manus police chief defends refugee curfew

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:03 am | RNZ

The police chief in Papua New Guinea's Manus province has justified implementing a curfew for refugees staying in Lorengau. More >>

How many NZ homes are being snapped up by overseas buyers?

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:01 am | RNZ

More than 7 percent of Auckland homes sold or transferred in the first three months of the year were to overseas buyers. More >>

Regional fuel tax becomes law

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:45 am | RNZ

The government's regional fuel tax changes have become law this evening, ahead of its planned introduction in Auckland on Sunday. More >>

Wintry blast: Cars slip on icy roads as chill sets in

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:29 am | RNZ

New Zealanders woke to a frosty start this morning as temperatures in some areas dropped below zero after a chilly blast overnight. More >>

Proposed Changes to Overseas Investment Act Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:05 am | Lane Neave

The Select Committee has completed its deliberations on the Overseas Investment Act Amendment Bill ( Bill ) with the publishing of its report on 18 June. The report proposes a number of changes to the draft legislation in an attempt to address issues ... More >>

Review: Bladerunner meets Tinder at BATS

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 4:12 pm | Joseph Cederwall

“ You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is ... More >>

Expectant mothers 'really nervous' about nurse strikes

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 1:29 pm | RNZ

Patients caught up in the looming nurse's strikes are facing an uncertain future as DHBs rush to get contingency plans in place. More >>

Nurses' strike: 'Major incident footing' likely for DHB

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 1:27 pm | RNZ

Hawke's Bay DHB may have to activate its emergency plan if a nurses' strike goes ahead while it deals with an increasing number of winter illnesses and influenza cases, it says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s fear mongering about strikes

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:04 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s deliberate fear mongering about strikes and industrial action First published on Werewolf More >>

Roads closed as NZ shivers in polar blast

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:42 am | RNZ

Many South Island roads are closed because of snow and motorists also need to be on the look-out for ice, the Transport Agency says. More >>

KiwiBuild: Govt signals interest in prefab manufacturing

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:37 am | RNZ

Prefab manufacturing of housing will be a "game changer" in New Zealand, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says. More >>

MBIE under-reported spending on contractors and consultants

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:31 am | RNZ

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) severely understated its spending on external contractors and consultants, spending $77 million and telling MPs it only spent $39m. More >>

Staff under pressure as IRD admits payment problems

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:23 am | RNZ

The Inland Revenue Department admits its computer system isn't going to cope automatically with a $60-a-week payment for new parents beginning on Sunday. More >>

Post-Cabinet Press Conference 25/6/18: The Bus Stops Here

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 10:48 am | The Scoop Team

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters began his Monday post-cabinet press conference by paying tribute to Koro Wetere, whose tangi many ministers had attended earlier in the day. More >>

The Serial seagull killer and Biological Xenophobia

Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:47 pm | Lynley Tulloch

In New Zealand the red-billed gull (commonly known as the seagull) is often regarded with disdain by beachgoers. These gregarious birds are often considered noisy ‘thieves’, displaying shameless and annoying territorial aggression around your fish and chips. More >>

The Interwoven World | Te Ao I Whiria

Monday, 25 June 2018, 1:38 pm | David Hall

A new discussion paper on forestry policy in New Zealand by AUT researcher Dr David Hall More >>

Gordon Campbell on family separations, and family publicity

Monday, 25 June 2018, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

the recent upsurge in asylum seekers is still running below the 569,000 figure recorded in 2014, and is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000, and without the US sinking under the weight. More >>

New Zealand nurses reject third sellout deal

Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:02 am | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) announced on June 18 that 29,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in public hospitals across the country had voted to “strongly reject” the latest pay offer from the District Health Boards (DHBs) ... More >>

The NZSO home and away

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 3:35 pm | Scoop Review

Shed Series: Juxtaposition, and An Evening with Simon O’Neill NZSO Friday 1 June and Saturday 16 June More >>

Infant Armour: Jacinda Ardern, Baby Madness and Myth

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Jacinda Ardern phenomenon, clumsily dubbed Jacindamania, shows no signs of abating. Journalists have long given up bothering about policy analysis regarding New Zealand’s prime minister, instead focusing on pregnancy and the newly arrived infant. More >>

Ten reasons to have hope for a better Media in the future

Friday, 22 June 2018, 2:46 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Last week, I wrote about the news crisis in 2018 and why there is hope for journalism despite of (or perhaps because of) this dire situation . This piece will explore what exactly gives us at Scoop hope and will outline some tangible projects and approaches ... More >>

Equality with the stars

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:41 am | Don Franks

NZ Prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s bearing of a baby while in office has understandably launched many words. More >>

Fonterra denies food safety issue for Chinese partner

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Dairy giant Fonterra insists a new controversy involving partner company Beingmate is not an issue of food safety. More >>

Large fishing companies caught in net of lies

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:53 pm | RNZ

Three men associated with one of Hawke's Bay's largest fishing companies have today admitted misleading officials about their catches and falsifying documents. More >>

Agency urgently rechecks truck-trailers

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:35 pm | RNZ

Roading officials are urgently double-checking inspections of truck-trailers on the West Coast by a certifier who is now under investigation. More >>

All Blacks not interested in putting trophy on the line

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:31 pm | RNZ

The French may feel hard done by but they are getting little sympathy from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen heading into the third and final test in Dunedin on Saturday. More >>

Flooding closes SH1 north of Whangarei, some Akl roads

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

State Highway 1 north of Whangarei and a number of Auckland roads are closed because of flooding. More >>

Malmström and Parker launch NZ/EU Trade Deal

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:00 pm | The Scoop Team

Press Conference Multimedia: EU's Cecilia Malmström and NZ Trade Minister David Parker on Launch of NZ/EU Trade Negotiations. More >>

Oranga Tamariki apologises for TradeMe ad

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:05 am | RNZ

Oranga Tamariki has apologised for what the National Party is calling the crass use of auction website TradeMe to find foster parents for children. More >>

Systematic racist and xenophobic policy

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8:48 am | Euro Med Monitor

New report warns of refugees’ eroding ability to integrate into European communities resulting from systematic racist and xenophobic policy More >>

House goes into Urgency over tax bills

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:08 pm | The Scoop Team

The Government moved to put the House into Urgency tonight after making slow progress on the committee stage of the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill . More >>

Nurses plan strike action for next month

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:54 pm | RNZ

Nurses across the country have confirmed a notice of a 24-hour strike, starting on 5 July. More >>

Dramatic drop in native bird numbers spotted in gardens

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:43 pm | RNZ

There's good and bad news for stay-at-home bird spotters across the country. More >>

Organic farm ordered to pay $45k for exploiting workers

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:33 pm | RNZ

An organic farm near Christchurch has been ordered to pay more than $45,000 for exploiting workers it claimed were volunteers. More >>

Insurer defends big quake risk insurance hike

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:29 pm | RNZ

Tower Insurance is defending big premium hikes for some houses in quake-prone areas. More >>

Children's Ministry shifts away from putting kids in care

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:20 pm | RNZ

Children's Minister Tracey Martin is signalling a shift away from putting children into care, and towards intensive intervention in a child's home. More >>

The Fed Is Driving Down Oil Prices

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:27 pm | Oilprice.com

The U.S. dollar has jumped to its strongest level in nearly a year, raising questions about how a strong greenback could act as a drag on debt and oil demand in much of the world. More >>