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Governments should recruit more women into their national forces so that they can serve at UN field operations, an award-winning peacekeeper from Zimbabwe has said. Major Winnet Zharare is the recipient of the 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, presented by the UN Secretary-General during a ceremony on Thursday in observation of the I…
 
The old road through the Manawatu Gorge won't reopen to vehicles because motorists could be killed by rockfall. The former main route between Manawatu and Hawke's Bay has been closed since 2017 when a slip came down. RNZ's Manawatu reporter Jimmy Ellingham has been looking at the story and spoke to Susie Ferguson.…
 
Police will manage a six million dollar crime prevention programme, installing bollards and similar measures to prevent ram raids, as part of the government's response to such attacks. Police Minister Poto Williams announced the Small Retailer Crime Prevention yesterday, saying it will help the retailers who don't have the resources to protect them…
 
A former Gloriavale Christian School principal has been suspended from teaching for three months for twice endorsing a teacher he knew had sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl. Faithful Pilgrim was sanctioned for serious misconduct by the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal for commending Just Standfast as being of good character and fit to be a teac…
 
Moana Pasifika's challenging inaugural Super Rugby campaign winds up tomorrow when they host Australia's Brumbies at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland. The team comprising players of Pasifika descent sit last on the standings, with one win, and are five points behind Fijian Drua - who are also making their competition debut. Moana Pasifika chairman and …
 
Some primary principals want a return to compulsory face masks as they head into the colder months. Some have taken it upon themselves to enforce it in their schools, but others aren't comfortable doing so without the legal footing of a government mandate. The president of the Principals Federation Cherie Taylor-Patel spoke to Susie Ferguson.…
 
Charges have been dropped against two major contractors over unsafe roadworks where a young cyclist was killed in Christchurch. McConnell Dowell Constructors and Downer New Zealand have instead made binding agreements with Worksafe to contribute to roadwork safety improvements that add up to almost $2 million plus some reparations for the family. F…
 
Charges have been dropped against two major contractors over unsafe roadworks where a young cyclist was killed in Christchurch. McConnell Dowell Constructors and Downer New Zealand have instead made binding agreements with Worksafe to contribute to roadwork safety improvements that add up to almost $2 million plus some reparations for the family. P…
 
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered the highly prestigious Harvard Commencement address this morning, calling out social media as a threat to modern day democracy. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the university. The editor of Harvard Magazine John Rosenberg covered the event and spoke to Susie Ferguson.…
 
You may have tried work-life balance, but have you heard of life-work balance? It's when you can fit your personal chores within a working day, and it starts with offering employees flexible hours and the ability to dial in remotely. A survey of 1000 New Zealand job seekers and employees shows those are the two things that matter the most to our wo…
 
Some primary principals want a return to compulsory face mask wearing as they head into the colder months. Schools' measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19 are being tested as some regions experience a rise in winter illnesses. Public health experts have been calling for more action but the Education Ministry is not planning any changes. RNZ…
 
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has delivered the highly prestigious Harvard Commencement address, calling out social media as a threat to modern day democracy. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the university. Ms Ardern told the crowd of thousands that because of the speed of social media, disinformation is creating an ever increas…
 
The government's being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China tries to boost its influence in the region. Leaked documents have revealed Beijing is proposing a region-wide deal with almost a dozen countries in the Pacific. RNZ Pacific's Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor spoke to Susie Ferguson about the latest development…
 
The government's being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China tries to boost its influence in the region. Leaked documents have revealed Beijing is proposing a region-wide deal with almost a dozen countries in the Pacific. With China and Australia's foreign ministers travelling there this week, questions are b…
 
Community leaders in Kaikohe will lead a hīkoi through the town centre this morning calling for peace amid rising gang violence. A collective of hapū will place a rāhui on the town in response to the spate of shootings across Auckland and Northland. They say gang violence must end before an innocent life is lost. Hīkoi spokesperson Mane Tahere spok…
 
The government's being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China moves to boost its influence in the region. Leaked documents have revealed Beijing is proposing a region-wide deal with almost a dozen island nations. China's foreign minister is currently visiting Solomon Islands. National says the the proposed mul…
 
More than a dozen households in Levin are still unable to return to their tornado-struck homes. 20 of the 51 properties reported damaged have been red stickered - 17 of which are residential. Three families are still in emergency accommodation, a week on from the freak storm. The Horowhenua District Council chief executive Monique Davidson spoke to…
 
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