Wellington's population is on the rise, but there aren't enough homes to house people. The state of Wellington's housing deficit has come to light as the city council looks at ways to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.
Politics has been a hot topic on the stage this year, from the "kau kāwanatanga" to a celebration of the unity between the Māori Party and Mana. As one tutor mentioned, it is hoped that it caught the attention of those who make the decisions.
Prime Minister Bill English today pledged to make 90 percent of New Zealand's rivers 'swimmable' by 2040, but iwi leaders say the government's standards of swimmable aren't good enough and more needs to be done.
Voters are wanting a more widespread distribution of information on the by-election for the Mauao seat of The Bay of Plenty Regional Council. There are six candidates vying for the seat vacated by the sudden passing of Te Awanuiārangi Black. Nominations close next month.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a bleak outlook on closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australian's, and he acknowledges the Government has a lot of work to do.
Rocket Lab's first test rocket has arrived at the Mahia launch facility. CEO Peter Beck says, "Within the coming weeks the first test flight will be lauched from Mahia."
Te Kāea understands the Māori Party and Mana Party plan to make a major announcement in Whangarei next week.
Godfrey Rudolph, the Green Party's first ever candidate in Te Tai Tokerau, wants to bring the issue of water pollution to the fore.
The Government will introduce a new scheme to wipe historical convictions for homosexual offences, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.
Standing Rock Sioux have called for a last stand after the U.S Army Corps of Engineers signalled its intention to grant an easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline, allowing drilling under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River.
Former Māori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia is threatening to march to Parliament again and voice her concerns regarding the Children, Young Persons and their families (Oranga Tamariki) legislation currently before Parliament. She's concerned that the proposed amendments give CYPFS the legal power to determine who will raise Māori children who have been uplifted from family.
A political commentator is commending Willie Jackson for stepping down from several high-profile roles ahead of the required period. Ella Henry believes that under the 1993 electoral act, the Labour Party candidate hopeful is within his right to continue in some of those positions.