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Bus drivers in Wellington say they are being overworked and exploited, which is causing fatigue and affecting their personal lives.
The urgency of increasing Wellington's earthquake resilience has been laid bare in a new report.
About 30,000 school support staff have been offered a pay rise to bring all workers up to at least the living wage.
A new movie museum and prioritising a second Mt Victoria tunnel are firmly on the agenda for Wellington's new mayor.
Mandatory income insurance and a KiwiSaver-style individual redundancy account have been recommended as ways to improve New Zealand workers' income security.
A government plan to save thousands of seabirds from being killed by the fishing industry each year has been called weak and ineffective.
Significant shortfalls in the Environmental Reporting Act that leave policymakers without the data they need have been identified, the commissioner for the environment has found.
While the majority of those in New Zealand this evening will be donning all black, there is still sure to be a small number of people dressed in red.
Opponents of Wellington Airport's billion-dollar expansion plans say the council needs to rein in the plans.
Fans watching the All Blacks go out of the World Cup last night said they're gutted about their side's semifinal defeat to England.
Wellington Airport has today revealed its 20-year, $1 billion-plus upgrade, which includes a brand new terminal as well as other developments.
Wellington's mayor-elect Andy Foster says talk about a recount is "distracting" the council at the start of their term, but incumbent Justin Lester says it's essential for a democratic process.
Emails leaked the week before the elections may have cost the outgoing Porirua mayor his seat, he claims, and he is calling for an investigation.
There have been significant changes over the past 40 years in where New Zealanders live and what they do for a living, a new report shows.
In the 1980s, 78 percent of New Zealanders owned the home they lived in. Fast forward to today, and that's dropped to just 55 percent.
A gun control advocate has said the proposed new laws aren't up to scratch in dealing with improvised firearms.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is being urged to establish a blue belt to protect the entire coast of the region.
Only a third of schools have so far signed onto the government's school donations scheme, which offers funding of $150 per student.
A controversial housing development in Upper Hutt was given the go-ahead, despite conflicting reports on the significance of the land.
A new initiative on the Kāpiti Coast will provide funds for schools across the region to access counselling services to young people at risk.
Environmentalists have warned that a housing development planned for Upper Hutt is a threat to the largest peatland in the lower North Island.
Smaller airlines are reluctant to take on provincial routes cut by Jetstar, saying they can't compete against Air New Zealand.
The Curtain Bank, which re-upholsters and redistributes donated curtains, is in desperate need of more donations, it says.
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, the Beatles did their last public performance and young New Zealanders had to be 21 to vote.
The levels of acidity in the ocean could increase by 116 percent if carbon emissions aren't drastically reduced, according to a new report.