Australia threatened with 'lasting punishment' over politician's call to boycott Chinese-made products

"We don't want to insult Australia and its people, but we do despise extreme politicians."

More border exemptions for shearers unlikely - Immigration Minister

The Government recently announced 60 shearers would be allowed into the country early next year.

'Minister for Party Planning' Chris Hipkins takes aim at Seymour, Davis in hilarious mock press conference

Chris Hipkins, who has scolded Kiwis who spread misinformation about COVID-19, has spread a little of his own.

Damp, draughty houses putting people in hospital - Asthma NZ

It's the focus of a new documentary.

NZTA warns against scam email

The email told recipients to pay for a vehicle license renewal.

Māori Party's Rawiri Waititi says there's appetite for transformation

Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi says there is public appetite for unapologetically Māori voices and it is his party's job to provide them.

Public support for broader mask mandate

Pakistan cricket team denied exemption to train during managed isolation

The Pakistan men's cricket team will not be allowed to leave their hotel to train until after they finish their time in managed isolation in Christchurch.

'Actually, it's happening': Simon Bridges offers 'mea culpa' over vaccine pessimism

In October, he accused David Parker of "sounding like The Donald" for saying a vaccine would arrive soon.

Managed isolation hotels being overbooked - Hipkins

The government is allowing isolation facilities to be overbooked so full capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows.

Bill Clinton did visit Jeffrey Epstein's 'pedophile island' - former aide

He said Clinton reportedly continued to socialise with Epstein despite his advice.

Freightful: Auckland port delays 'symptomatic' of congested supply chains

The Ports of Auckland freight backlog is becoming a serious safety issue, with ships forced to dock elsewhere and hundreds of containers being driven long-distance, truckies say.

What you need to know about the UK's new COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The UK approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for mass use on Wednesday.

Video: Newly hatched baby penguin chicks at Kelly Tarlton's yet to be named

It's believed one is male and the other is a female.

Nanaia Mahuta to appoint Commission after Tauranga council divisions

The deeply divided council has recently been slammed as being made of "petty politicians".

Police warn of dangers of GBL as volume of drug seized increases

The drug is having a damaging effect on our community.

Adolf Hitler wins local election in Namibia

But he's promised he has no plans of being a dictator.

WHO official who criticised lockdowns praises NZ's 'robust' and 'rigorous' tracing and MIQ systems

A top WHO official has talked up New Zealand's approach to keeping the virus out on US television.

Man charged with murder after fatal shooting in Wellsford

A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was found fatally shot in Wellsford, Northland, over the weekend.

Anti-conspiracist campaigners take aim at 'Mothers for Freedom' event

The gathering at the Grey Lynn Library Hall promises to take on a 'corrupted election', 5G, Covid-19 and 'Satanic ritual abuse'.

Police release names of teenage girls killed in Hawke's Bay crash

Police have released the names of the three teenage girls who died in a crash in Central Hawke's Bay.

UK to ban live animal exports

It comes as pressure builds in New Zealand for the Government to ban the practice.

Covid-19 update: Nine new cases in managed isolation

There have been nine new cases of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

'Nearly tore her arm off': Volunteer attacked by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

"Carole reminded everyone that this sort of tragedy can happen in the blink of an eye."

'We want everyone to stay safe': Police warn Crate Day revellers to be careful

Some have called for the Kiwi tradition to be banned.

Māori Party leaders aspire to transform Aotearoa for the better in maiden speeches

Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer has pulled no punches in her maiden speech, describing early New Zealand governments as "monsters, murderers and rapists".

Zhong killed in her Auckland house, placed into vehicle when dead - police

More to come.

Facial recognition regulations will be reviewed - minister

The government will seek advice on whether the rules safeguarding the use of facial recognition technology are sufficient.

Baby who died in Far North crash named

Police have released the name of the baby who died in a crash in Ahipara in the Far North on Wednesday.

'Special target': Thousands plan to egg statue of Margaret Thatcher

The NZ$568,000 bronze statue has been controversial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several injured after ute rolls into ditch

Part of State Highway 35 near Waiapu Rd in Ruatoria is cordoned off.

No new cases of COVID-19 but Pakistan cricketers awaiting test results

There are still no known cases of community transmission.

Scott Watson case: Experts divided on parole decision

Watson was convicted of the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in 1998.

'I'm on his side': Garner defends Waititi over commercial criticism

It's a change of tune from Garner.

CIA sets challenge for wannabe internet sleuths

Social media users were asked to put their skills to the test.

Police Minister hits out at National's 'virtue-signalling on law and order' in firearms debate

Poto Williams is being criticised for saying she doesn't expect criminals "to do anything lawful".

Week in Politics: Labour shows what a majority government can do

Analysis - Jacinda Ardern's majority government was on the charge this week, Parliament voted to declare a climate emergency and the Māori Party let everyone know it was back.

The Kiwi MPs leading global calls to hold China to account over 'bullying' of Australia

Labour's Louisa Wall and National's Simon O'Connor co-chair an international group keeping China in check.

Port fatality: 'The risk of harm was significant' - judge

Ports of Auckland has been fined more than half a million dollars over an accident in which a young father was killed by a toppled crane.

Managed isolation emergency allocation criteria expands

More people who need to travel home to New Zealand urgently are now eligible for emergency places in managed isolation.

'A slap in the face': The reason Labour MPs vetoed politician-led inquiry into Pharmac

Labour MPs voted against a Health Select Committee inquiry into the Government's drug-buying agency.

City Rail Link giant tunnel boring machine unveiled

The huge machine that will excavate two City Rail Link tunnels from Mt Eden to the CBD has been unveiled.

'I was prepared to die': Woman captures terrifying moment man breaks into her home on TikTok

Hannah Viverette initially thought her balcony door opening was the wind. Then a man entered.

'Is this the best they could find?' Internet mocks witness in Trump's voter fraud case

Melissa Carone claimed thousands of ballots in Michigan were counted "nine to 10 times".

Ghahraman 'proud' to sign international letter urging Amazon CEO to 'pay his debts'

In 2017 and 2018, Amazon paid zero US federal corporation tax.

NZ risks being dumping ground for 'dirty diesels', carmaker warns

The head of Toyota NZ wants a feebate scheme to make electrified vehicles more affordable and is also warning that Europe may dump vehicles that harm the environment in this country.

'Yay for inclusion': Aussie mum 'brought to tears' after seeing Kmart dolls with Down Syndrome

The dolls will be available across Australia and New Zealand, just in time for Christmas.

David Seymour can't find a knife, jokes one of his MPs has it

The ACT Party leader tells Newshub Nation about his Alanis Morissette-esque predicament.

Coal protesters strap themselves to Dunedin railway tracks

At least eight people have locked themselves to railway tracks in Dunedin.

New supervolcano capable of immense destruction possibly discovered in Pacific Ocean

A group of volcanoes in the Pacific might actually be separate vents of a single supervolcano, scientists have revealed.