New Zealand

This category is dedicated to a wide range of news and events specifically happening within New Zealand, including politics, economy, society, culture, and other noteworthy happenings.

Police say crime has reduced in central Auckland

Police say crime has reduced in central Auckland

Police in Auckland say they’re focused on ensuring people feel safe coming into the city, as they address crime and…
Family Court grants custody of kids to recovering alcoholic mum rather than ‘gaslighting’ dad

Family Court grants custody of kids to recovering alcoholic mum rather than ‘gaslighting’ dad

By Catherine Hutton, Open Justice reporter of A recovering alcoholic has won custody of her two children after the Family…
Off-duty policewoman dies after being hit by car in Helena Bay, Northland

Off-duty policewoman dies after being hit by car in Helena Bay, Northland

An off-duty police officer who died after being hit by a car is being remembered as a “genuine soul”. The…
Criticism of puberty blockers misguided, trans girl’s mother says

Criticism of puberty blockers misguided, trans girl’s mother says

The mother of a transgender teenager says having her child come out at the age of eight let her and…
Hawke’s Bay serial burglar jailed for three years, two months after victim tracked her on GPS

Hawke’s Bay serial burglar jailed for three years, two months after victim tracked her on GPS

By Ric Stevens, Open Justice reporter of A “recidivist spree burglar” was found by one of her victims using a…
Elizabeth Kolbert: The A to Z of climate change

Elizabeth Kolbert: The A to Z of climate change

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert tells the story of climate change in her new alphabetised essay collection H Is for Hope.…
Napier ram raid: Police seek information on car

Napier ram raid: Police seek information on car

Two people ram raided a store south of Napier, and then fled in another car (pictured). At about 12:30am a…
One dead in Auckland crash

One dead in Auckland crash

A person has died following a two-vehicle crash in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn on Saturday morning. Emergency services…
Man who torched John Key’s electorate office admits $650k arson of Huntly Railway Building

Man who torched John Key’s electorate office admits $650k arson of Huntly Railway Building

By Belinda Feek, Open Justice reporter of A man jailed for throwing a Molotov cocktail at former prime minister John…
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