Concerns system may unfairly advantage kids with family links to sought-after schools.
Police were called to the Mangakahia Area School just before midday.
Private schools are shutting rolls amid "huge" waiting lists.
Lifting children out of poverty is an investment in their education, principals say.
Students arriving at the school ball had to be dropped further away because of the chaos.
Noise concerns marred an otherwise successful ball, Auckland Girls Grammar principal says.
Student left "incredibly uncomfortable" after lecturer uses the racial slur in class.
Siblings of current students may be allowed in from out of zone under transition scheme.
St Cuthbert's College says it now has 'robust child protection policies in place'.
Top official defends health response after two Covid cases left isolation untested.
Air Force plane left Auckland on rescue mission at 6am - now it's on its way back.
More than 50 cars were waiting in line outside St Lukes' testing centre this morning.
Jordan Gow was killed by a wrong-way driver on Christchurch's State Highway 1 on Sunday.
Jordan Gow reportedly died when a wrong-way driver smashed into his vehicle.
Middlemarch has registered New Zealand's coldest June temperature since 2015.
The money will deliver "more equitable outcomes for South Aucklanders", PM says.
Attempts to burn down cell towers are thought to be linked to a conspiracy around 5G.
Bev Hiscox and her two grandsons Luka and JJ Sirett have been named as the trio who died.
Three others, a 66-year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren, died
There have been 13 days in a row with no new cases of Covid-19 cases found.
Heavy rain, severe gales have the upper North Island in the firing line.
Todd Muller singles out Phil Twyford, Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackson.
The same pipe burst on May 5, shutting part of Queen St for two days.
The quake sent pets running for cover and toppled artwork off the walls.
It comes a week after health authorities warned they couldn't meet demand for the flu jab.
The number of people dying by suicide was lower during lockdown than the previous 33 days.
Dr Ashley Bloomfield will review the rules after two weeks in level 2, PM says.
Today was about 'taking a stand' and showing churches could be trusted.
Green Family Butchers Ltd went into liquidation a week ago.
Courier company deeply apologetic about weeks-long delays in deliveries.
The woman, in her 20s, returned from the United States on April 25.
More people are heading back to beaches and workplaces but we're not at normal levels.
Cabinet documents show the struggle - and cost - of quickly rolling out online learning.
Taryn Cumming and Kat Buchanan's due dates are just 12 days apart.
"It's hard to explain this feeling of complete and utter helplessness," daughter says.
More than 90 lightning strikes have been recorded in New Zealand in the past two hours.
It's the second time the school has tried and failed to get teachers vaccinated.
Jacinda Ardern denies Mike Hosking's claim the Government has "lost" 700,000 vaccines.
On the bright side, the weather will improve as the week goes by.
Rumour of a spike in deaths is "irresponsible and untrue", Mental Health Foundation says.
The man was seen wandering around for 45 minutes before the fire started.
Infections have risen much faster among healthcare workers than the rest of New Zealand.
Your Big Mac might not taste quite the same.
IPCA has found the officer's actions towards a robbery suspect were unjustified.
About 20 cars are queuing at McDonald's drive-thrus in Māngere, Greenlane and Porirua.
Friends, colleagues and a former headmaster share their memories of Edward Storey.
No blockbuster movies means no income, cinemas say.
Edward Storey texted his family on April 7 to tell them he would be flying home soon.
Police received multiple calls about a man causing damage in a Papatoetoe street.