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Security company set to redefine security following rise in ram raids
The Red Badge Group wish to change and create a safer experience.
'Heartache, stress': Charlotte Bellis on landmark MIQ court victory
Charlotte Bellis and her partner were playing the MIQ lottery while expecting a baby.
Group of protesters spotted on Parliament grounds, one man arrested
Police are aware of the possibility of planned protest activity across Wellington.
Auckland haematologist shaves hair for blood cancer patients
David Downs joked it was now his turn to give his friend a 'bad haircut'.
Dying wish: Covid dad pleaded for food for family from hospital bed
The father-of-one died almost a month after being admitted to hospital.
Slip unearths ancient moa footprints at South Head
Matthew Brown and his girlfriend discovered something when returning from a fishing trip.
Airlines celebrate reopening of international borders with transtasman deals
Jetstar and Qantas have welcomed international border news with lower flight prices.
Senior firefighter resigns from association over 'tone deaf' Facebook post
A senior volunteer firefighter has resigned due to a "tone deaf" Facebook post.
Radio host Jay-Jay Feeney's brother 'haunted' by memories of shooting
Poull Andersen had 22 steel pellets surgically removed from his body.
'A weird calm': Kiwi in Kyiv describes scene after Russian attacks
Tom Mutch who is in Ukraine has been on the streets and said things are very "orderly".
'Awful': NZ-based Ukrainian community leader heartbroken as Russia invades Ukraine
Yurko Gladun lives in New Zealand and says he has spoken with his family in Ukraine.
Hospital visitors associated with protest 'escorted' from premises
A woman in hospital said visitors for the patients in the same room were maskless.
Season: Māori artist on upcoming exhibition celebrating indigenous art
Art by Jade Townsend and Neke Moa will be showcased at Commercial Bay from Thursday.
'Scary' Covid numbers no surprise, set to hit 10k a day; labs 'under a lot of pressure'
The country recorded 2522 Covid-19 cases on Sunday and the number is set to rise.
1000 returnees to leave MIQ early tomorrow in phase 2 Omicron response
A returnee who has been in MIQ since January was shocked to learn she could leave early.
'Embarrassed' to be Kiwi: Man on hunger strike in MIQ in bid to see dying father
"I'm just embarrassed to be a New Zealander."
'Pretty fricken exciting': Zoi Sadowski-Synnott's family on the big win
From 10,773 km away, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott's family will be celebrating into the night.
Expert questions how self-isolation will work when Kiwis return in their thousands
New Zealand is reopening but one epidemiologist has some questions on how it will work.
'Get back on their feet': More financial support for arts and culture sector
Carmel Sepuloni said the extended support will allow people to "get back on their feet".
Queues taking four hours to process as generous public turn out for Tonga
The aid is from a trust set up for the purpose of disaster relief in the Pacific.
Covid experts praise MIQ pause but say more action needed
Overnight it was announced that the upcoming MIQ room release was postponed.
Tonga eruption and tsunami: Fijian Government warns of acid rain
Nema said strong and unusual currents are expected to continue.
Covid-19 expert warns to prepare for a 'very intense rise of cases'
Professor Michael Baker said New Zealand now faces the threat of the Omicron variant.
New Zealanders celebrate a safe Christmas on northern beaches
Yesterday, a total of five people were rescued as Kiwis spent the day at the beach.
Effectiveness of drug used to treat Covid-19 against Omicron to be reviewed
Covid-19 drug research is now focusing on its effectiveness against the Omicron variant.
Secrets in the sewers: NZ tops list of countries for designer drugs found in wastewater
New Zealand consumed the highest loads of new psychoactive substances a new study shows.
'Best news ever': Dog located after 18 days missing
Lani missing while being transported from Kaitaia to her new home in Queenstown.
'Logistical nightmare': Auckland hairdressers scrambling to open on Thursday
While many are pleased with the announcement, some aren't opening their doors just yet.
Covid 19: Expert concerned about Waikato alert-level change
Covid-19 experts have welcomed the rollout of booster vaccination shots.
Live: 'Game changer' - schools to set own hours for part-time kids
Masks, ventilation and staggered class times when schools reopen on November 17.
Arapera Fia's father posts emotional tribute as police investigate her death
Tributes are flowing for a little girl who died of non-accidental injuries
'I love him': Son in MIQ gets two hours with dying father
Brad Stephenson is on day 13 of MIQ, but staff are driving him to visit his dying father.
Live: Path to freedom - how many more jabs Auckland needs and likely timeframe
Counties Manukau is just 12,423 first shots away from hitting 90 per cent.
School's in: Teachers slam Govt decision as expert warns of classroom danger
An aerosol chemist says teachers should use the warm weather to their advantage.
Covid spike: Expert's plea as daily cases hit record; 158,000 eligible Aucklanders holding out on vax
New Zealand has recorded the largest number of new cases reported in one day.
Girl, 12, starts cancer research fundraiser to honour father's battle
Despite the news that Khalid does not have much time left the family remain positive.
Govt's alert-level decisions get mixed marks from experts
Dr Colin Tukuitonga agrees with the Government's decision for Auckland.
Aucklander arrested after allegedly travelling to Wānaka during lockdown
The man travelled to Wellington on October 8 before heading to Wānaka on October 12.
Live: 'It's time to go hard' on Covid rule-breakers - expert
'I think we need to go very, very hard on people who are breaking the rules.'
'Justifiable limit on individual freedoms': Employment lawyer on vaccination mandate
An lawyer says employers should start a conversation with vaccine-hesitant staff.
Government secures 60,000 supply of Covid-19 treatment pill
Early trials show molnupiravir greatly reduces hospitalisations and deaths from Covid-19.
'Zero Covid' among Waikato gang members - Mob spokeswoman
'From our research we believe there is zero covid amongst gang members in the Waikato.'
Live: Fines for vaccine certificate misuse; anti-vaxxers 'holding businesses to ransom'
Top chef labels those who didn't want to get vaccines as 'muppets'.
Covid road map: 'Frustrated' daycare centres plead for more info before reopening
With the return of children to early childhood education, providers want guidance.
'17 days of hell': Relief, tears 'and now a lot of questions to answer' after missing dad, kids reappear
Puzzling questions on how Thomas Phillips and his children survived so long in the bush.
'17 days of hell': 'A lot of questions to answer' after missing dad, kids reappear
Puzzling questions on how Thomas Phillips and his children survived in the bush.
'Music to my ears': Relocating Aucklanders pleased with relaxed boundary rules
Paralympian Jesse Reynolds and his partner are set to leave Auckland first thing tomorrow.
Relocating Auckland couple left confused by lack of communication
"Unfortunately I can't play netball otherwise I'd be able to cross the border."
Welcome to level 3, Auckland! 80 cars at one drive-through as people head for takeaways
After 35 days, Aucklanders can nearly get their fast food fix.
Judith Collins admits she ran afoul of mask rule during icecream outing
Deputy Leader Shane Reti and local MP Joseph Mooney were also filmed not wearing masks.
Family allowed through Auckland border for funeral, later threatened with arrest
Police allowed a family to cross the Auckland border but later threatened to arrest them.
'Staffing changes': Woman, daughter turned away in vaccine centre mix-up
A woman and her daughter turned up for their 4pm booking to be told the centre was closed.
Probe after MIQ staffer tests positive, 19 considered close contacts
Authorities are yet to find evidence of how the infection occurred.
'Extremely distressing': Covid case needed ambulance, MIQ staff offered Panadol
Tuala Tagaloa Tusani pleaded for an ambulance - MIQ staff said 'we'll give you a Panadol'.
'Delta level 2': What does the new level 2 look like?
Delta has changed the game, but how does it change level 2?
'I was pretty shocked': Terrorist's neighbours react after supermarket attack
The Isis sympathiser stabbed at least five shoppers before being shot dead by police.
Nikora Walters wants to push 'boundaries in te reo and waiata'
When recording his new single Nikora Walters "gained a new appreciation" for te reo Māori.
Artists join forces to celebrate a bilingual music industry
Today, 27 new waiata have been released to celebrate Aotearoa's bilingual music industry.