Experts say an open border - even to only vaccinated people - would see Covid-19 return.
Govt backs nationwide drug-checking service, but no plan for cheaper medicinal cannabis.
Govt cornered by the referendum result, but still has ways to achieve health-based goals
Two in 10 caught with drugs charged, one in 10 with cannabis, and half caught with meth.
The US signing up to the Christchurch Call could add heft to the voluntary framework.
A man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill National MP Simeon Brown.
'Do I want our data systems to be better? Yes, absolutely' - Covid Minister Chris Hipkins.
About 6000 travellers flew to New Zealand from NSW since a community case emerged there.
The latest community outbreak in Sydney is putting transtasman travel with NSW on hold.
Data shows 61,854 students are attending 70 per cent or less of classes.
'The rich countries have to stop being selfish here' - Dr Nikki Turner
Truancy numbers rise, but are kids just getting better at staying at home when sick?
How many unvaccinated people are working at the border? We don't know. Maybe hundreds.
It started as a false rape claim and erupted to yelling and finger-pointing in the House
The Speaker accused a parliamentary staffer of rape in June 2019. Tonight he explains why.
National MP says the Green co-leader's visit has emboldened the gangs.
Little says he "totally" has sympathy for patients in limbo waiting for legal medicines.
Winter holidays are back on - and flights are already scheduled.
Cook Islands PM Mark Brown using Facebook live to provide a bubble update
Attendance has been dropping since 2015; in 2019, 7% of students were chronically absent.
"Can't afford to buy" guy has made a virtue of not owning property. He's now declaring 3.
Airlines should be asking travellers where they've come from and where they're going to.
Mother speaks out: 'The justice system and the NZ Police have failed him and my family.'
Questions remain over how a Kiwi flew home from Perth when the city was in lockdown.
New Zealand will reopen quarantine-free travel with Western Australia, Chris Hipkins says.
More powers for Finance Minister justified to promote 'democratic legitimacy' - Robertson.
95 per cent of Kiwis getting dose two within two weeks of the 21 day-mark after dose one.
A travel bubble freed up 1300 MIQ rooms - how the Govt closed the door on Covid risk.
The changes will see about 140 fewer passengers a week arriving from India
Government will be reluctant to do anything that raises the overall risk at the border.
Investigation underway into how the cleaner became infected.
Hipkins: The risk of someone cleaning a plane and passing on Covid was 'minimal'.
The Government ensures the test