Public hearings in New Zealand on abuse of young people in state and faith-based care have exposed a horrific history of neglect and exploitation as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks to make the country the best place in the world to be a child.
The New Zealand government will create a dedicated investigative team to find and prosecute terrorist and extremist content online, seven months after a gunman live-streamed the mass murder of 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.
One of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains introduced a ‘quiet hour’ nationwide to make the weekly shop easier for those with autism or anxiety issues as well as older people who may prefer a more low-key experience.
Concerns about student welfare have been raised after a first-year student at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand is believed to have lain dead in his room for close to two months before the alarm was raised.
New Zealand’s central bank is all but certain to cut rates to record lows next week, and keep the door open for more easing as global policymakers unfurl a fresh burst of monetary stimulus to fight slowing growth in the face of intensifying trade disputes.
The leader of a major Indigenous land dispute in New Zealand criticized Jacinda Ardern’s government for its lack of action on confronting systemic Māori disadvantage, and said the Māori nation is in “a state of emergency” and “crisis”.
New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable.