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Canterbury response team leader Cory Shelton responded to Christchurch’s 2010 earthquake just hours after completing a quake training exercise the night before. The group of civil defence workers …

Christchurch residents gathered on New Brighton beach this morning to mark five years since the first Canterbury earthquake. Mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke at the ceremony and shared the initial …

Prime Minister John Key has brushed off a warning from the NZ Rugby Union over using its trademarked fern on the new flag design. Officials of the Flag Consideration Project were reportedly told by …

Prime Minister John Key believes Maurice Williamson was not acting in his capacity as an MP when he delivered a speech which dinner guests labeled "inappropriate, crude and sexist”. Mr Williamson …

Greens party co-leader James Shaw says he was underwhelmed by the final four flag designs chosen by the Flag Consideration Committee, but confirmed the Koru design which has been dubbed …

Prime Minister John Key has defended the government’s decision not to accept more refugees as Europe struggles to deal with millions of migrants fleeing the conflict in Syria. The government has …

The Greens believe New Zealand can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2030, and they've set out a plan to achieve the target. It's based on economy-wide policies …

Prime Minister John Key is remaining firming on New Zealand’s current refugee quota and says it is unlikely to change until a scheduled review in 2016. The government is coming under increasing …

The government has introduced new rules that will fast-track structural improvements to earthquake prone buildings. The changes were developmented following strong submissions from Canterbury …

The first shipment of Lewis Road chocolate milk is disappearing fast from South Island supermarket shelves as keen punters scramble to get their hands on a bottle. The flavoured milk, which caused …

It's been a long wait, but today South Islanders can finally get their hands on a bottle of Lewis Road’s coveted chocolate milk. The flavoured milk caused a frenzy in North Island supermarkets when …