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Too many workers financially vulnerable as Omicron looms - CTU

With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment.

Environmental fund makes Onepu wetland accessible

The Onepū Wetland and Mountain Bike Park is now accessible to powered wheelchair users and the mobility challenged thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding.

'Caution advised' as rahui lifts on the Manawatu River

A rāhui that was put in place following four drownings in the Manawatū River at Ahimate Reserve in Palmerston North over the new year period has been lifted today.

Change in fire season status for Buller

Buller is now in a restricted fire season.

The change from open to restricted occurred at 8 am Tuesday 18 January.

It means anyone planning to light an open-air fire will need to apply for and obtain a permit.

Hamilton CC thanks Te Papanui Trust partnership for Enderley safety initiatives

Hamilton City Council has thanked Te Papanui Enderley Community Trust for being the driving force behind proposed safety upgrades in Enderley.

Tearfund 'calls on Kiwis to respond in wake of Tonga eruption and tsunami'

Tearfund’s CEO Ian McInnes says the effects of the violent undersea volcano and resulting tsunami in Tonga are alarming.

"The main concerns for the Tongan community will be the lack of access to safe drinking water and the damages to crops.

Insurers assisting with 'safe, coordinated Tutukaka marina recovery'

Insurance Council of New Zealand Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa (ICNZ) members are working with the Harbour Master and marina management to co-ordinate the safe recovery of wrecks, pollution management and health and safety matters for the recovery effort following the damage at Tutukaka marina.

The real story behind 'firearms misinformation'

The public is in fear of firearm violence because of deliberate misinformation, but the real story is that the 2021 statistics on firearms violence are no different to the previous three years.

NZ Law Society media statement

Significant suspension imposed for misconduct

New Zealanders will pay more and receive less under Three Waters

New Zealanders will pay more and receive less under Three Waters New Zealanders are likely to pay more and receive fewer benefits under the Government’s proposed Three Waters reform model, according to Communities 4 Local Democracy He hapori mō Manapori (C4LD), the local government action gr