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Seafood industry told to ’start looking at itself’

Seafood companies are being told to take responsibility for the treatment of foreign crews catching fish for them. Labour Inspectorate national manager Stu Lumsden said there were concerns that the industry was still neglecting its obligations despite...... Read More

Immigrants fear racial profiling in rejected visa cases

A Ministry of Social Development manager fears racial bias has thwarted his Indian parents' application to move to this country. And a woman whose Muslim-Indian husband was turned down for a visa four times said Immigration New Zealand had been...... Read More

Man with rifle leads police on hour-long chase

Three men are in custody after a police pursuit that lasted more than an hour in Waikato early this morning. Police spotted a stolen car in Ngaruawahia shortly after midnight and signalled the driver to stop. Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson says at...... Read More

A shared vision to reduce child poverty

A shared vision to reduce child poverty rates and social inequity is at the heart of a new funding arrangement between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Peter McKenzie Project (an initiative of the J R McKenzie Trust). The grant, worth almost $1.4m...... Read More

New advice on methamphetamine contamination

Real estate agents must tell prospective house buyers if a property has methamphetamine contamination of 15 micrograms per 100cm2 or above, says the Real Estate Authority. The new advice follows the May 2018 report from the office of the prime minister’s...... Read More

Widow of Awanui Black gives four names to police

The widow of a Bay of Plenty Māori leader says she has given the police the names of four people she believes may have been involved in, or have knowledge of, what she's calling a paedophile sex ring of which he was part. Te Awanuiārangi Black...... Read More

Family of accused in shock after Perth triple murder

The family of a man charged with murdering his mother and two siblings in Perth says they tried to help him with his mental health issues. Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts was charged after his mother, Michelle Petersen and her son Rua, were found dead...... Read More

Appeal for vehicle sightings near McLaren Falls

Members of public who may have sighted vehicles near McLaren Falls on Friday are being asked to come forward. A police media spokesperson says the appeal is part of the investigation into the murder of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in the...... Read More