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The fruits of 30 years - a less equal society

<b>COMMENT:</b><p>What were - and are - the major drivers behind the major wealth redistribution that has occurred over 30 years across OECD countries?<p>The …

Economics

Labour MP Jamie Strange confident Hamilton-Auckland commuter train cash coming

Hamilton Labour MP Jamie Strange is confident the long-awaited rail service will get the nod with a formal announcement set to be made by NZTA in …

Transportation

Pike River mine: Andrew Little signs off on plan outlining three re-entry options

The portal of the Pike River mine on the South Island's West Coast.<p>Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has signed off the Pike …

Fishing

Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

<b>Hon David Parker</b><p><b>Minister for Trade and Export Growth</b><p>19 July 2018 <b>PĀNUI PĀPĀHO</b><p><b>MEDIA STATEMENT</b><p><b>Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP</b><p>Singapore …

New Zealand

Government admits 'inappropriate' role in Tranzit's Wellington bus chaos

The Ministry of Social Development has admitted it played an "inappropriate" role in Wellington bus service contracts, as commuter chaos …

Employment

Andrew Little under fire from Australian ministers after Foreign Correspondent appearance

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has taken a swipe at Justice Minister Andrew Little and New Zealand's contribution to regional …

New Zealand

The Dark Knight Changed Hollywood Movies Forever

Released 10 years ago, Christopher Nolan’s seminal comic-book adaptation legitimized the superhero film—for better and for worse.<p>In 2008, the superhero movie was foundering at the box office. Just a few years after the success of films such as <i>X-Men</i> and <i>Spider-Man</i> had convinced Hollywood that a …

Comic Books

Māori Party considers major shake-up as Te Ururoa Flavell steps down

The Māori Party is considering not having any leaders at all, as co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell (Ngapuhi, Ngati Rangiwewehi, Te Arawa) officially steps …

Labour Party

NZ man sexually abused as a boy in Australian state care denied compo

A man who was sexually abused in Australian state care as a boy has been barred from getting compensation.<p>The man, who RNZ has agreed only to name as …

New Zealand

150 bosses put on list for breaching employment law

A legal advocate says a standdown list naming and shaming employers that have breached minimum standards of the employment law will not be enough to …

Disabled Wellington man spirals into poverty, depression after ACC axes support

ROSA WOODS/STUFF<p>John McGough faces homelessness seven years after ACC cut his entitlements.<p><b>A disabled Wellington man injured in a diving accident had</b> …

In Vivo

First woman MP Markievicz honoured in Parliament

<b>One hundred years after winning a seat in the House of Commons, the first woman MP is finally to grace the corridors of Westminster.</b><p>It was a seat that Constance Markievicz never took - in line with Sinn Féin's abstentionist policy.<p>Remarkably, she fought the 1918 election for the constituency of …

Ireland

Former politician Georgina Beyer invited to speak at the Oxford Union

Georgina Beyer will follow the likes of former prime ministers David Lange and Helen Clark, both who have held the floor at the Oxford Union.<p>Former …

New Zealand

Govt could halve number of children admitted to hospital by fixing housing - expert

Professor Innes Asher says the Government could halve the number of children being admitted to hospital by fixing housing.<p>"I've had repeatedly people …

Housing

Literary themed hotel is basically a bookworm's dream with its own library and a gin bar

Calling all bookworms - there's a literary themed hotel that needs to go on your bucket lists right now.<p>The Literary Man Hotel has everything you …

Books

As the provinces go from strength to strength, will Aucklanders up sticks?

<b>Auckland has long been NZ’s economic engine, but these days the rest of the country’s doing pretty well too – and maybe even better, says Kiwibank’s</b> …

North Island

NZ teen released from immigration detention facility: NZ Acting PM

EXCLUSIVE: New Zealand's Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says a 17-year-old who was being held in an Australian immigration detention facility …

Australia

ACC senior doctors to strike, 'they've had a gutsful'

Around 40 ACC senior doctors plan to walk off the job tomorrow after getting no budge from their employers to better their contract.<p>Since November …

New Zealand

Stakes rise in legal stoush over Callaghan Innovation grant

Damages of $57 million are now being sought against government grants agency Callaghan Innovation by Trends Publishing, in a lawsuit that is due to …

Trends

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Ministry of Social Development boss to step down

Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle will step down at the end of the year.<p>An advertisement for the chief executive role …

Superannuation

Bypassed by the economic boom, workers are pushing back

Nurses rally in central Auckland on Thursday, after rejecting an offer from the Government which the union urged them to accept.<p>After years of low …

New Zealand

Working for Families is corporate welfare

Comment<p><i>Working for Families has become a subsidy scheme for employers who can’t, or won’t, pay adequate wages, argues Bryce Edwards</i><p>As of last week, …

Income Inequality

Pike River Mine concept plan for re-entry completed and awaiting approval of families, Andrew Little says

A concept plan to re-enter the drift of the Pike River Mine where 29 men lost their lives has been completed as the Government continues its …

Methane

Kāpiti expressway needs $2.3m worth of repairs, just 18 months after opening

KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ<p>Stuff takes an aerial trip along the Kapiti Coast's new expressway.<p>The scale of the problem plaguing the leaky Kāpiti …

Time-lapse Photography

Mangere housing development 'long overdue' - local board

A major housing development in Mangere will revitalise an area that has been neglected for too long, the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board says.<p>Housing …

Housing

Transport solutions: Advice from Vancouver's Dale Bracewell

Transport continues to be a major discussion in most of the country. It's not just Auckland's fuel tax or light rail, Wellington is also looking at …

New Zealand

Politics holding back criminal justice system - Borrows

The chair of the government's new criminal justice advisory group says politics is holding back criminal justice reform. The Justice Minister Andrew …

Criminal Justice

Chester Borrows to head criminal justice advisory reform group

Chester Borrows has been appointed to head the government's criminal justice reform advisory group and has hit out at previous governments' poor …

Crime

Winston Peters stands by defence paper following 'stern' reaction from China

China has lodged "stern representations with New Zealand" after the Defence Force explicitly named China as a threat before spending $2.3 billion on …

New Zealand