National

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

Revitalising the wool sector

The Government and key players in the wool industry have taken a first step to revitalise the languishing sector, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. Some 40 wool producers, processors and other industry players have met at Wool Summit,...... 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