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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes impromptu speech to striking teachers.

Ardern wants 'radical transformation' - it's time we believe she means it 2 minutes ago

The countless working groups are a kind of stalking horse for big change, writes ex-National MP Wayne Mapp.

National has promised significant changes to the Resource Management Act before.

'Promise. Win. Fail. Apologise': David Seymour on National's 'failure' in Govt 52 minutes ago

It came as Simon Bridges expressed remorse for not reforming the RMA.

Watch Jacinda Ardern announce child poverty legislation.

Record number of food aid requests as Kiwi families starve 1 hour ago

Experts warn this is the worst they've ever seen.

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New play sees teens tackle harm caused by porn 2 hours ago

"It's R18, it shouldn't be in our schools, but it is - and it's unrestricted, it's appalling."

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Scientists reveal you should move around to stay healthy at work 2 hours ago

'We should all be finding ways to avoid sitting for long periods.'

Banning foreign buyers is a 'point of principle', Trade Minister David Parker told The AM Show.

How the world reacted to NZ's foreign buyers' ban

New Zealand "doesn't want visitors to get too comfortable".

Listen: Alessandro Palermo speaks to Mark Sainsbury on RadioLIVE's Morning Talk.

How safe are New Zealand's bridges?

An engineer says the chances of a bridge collapse in New Zealand is low.

A chair lift at Turoa.

Turoa main chairlift out of action all winter

Damage from an avalanche means a new rope must be imported from Europe.

Auckland Council voted for a regional fuel tax after public consultation.

Public consultation is overrated - let's stop letting idiots guide us

Councillors get too much bad advice from angry people who don't know what they're talking about, writes Hayden Donnell.

Massey High principal Glen Denham defends teaching kids drug-use safety.

'Social carnage': P, LSD, firearms seized in Nelson drug sting

Police warn they'll hold those responsible to account.

The video shows the man unleashing a verbal tirade upon Kermath and his unsuspecting friends.

Aucklander's mad meth kebab rant on K Road goes viral

The mystery man slated Frasier Crane and claims to be the German Ambassador's son.

People love to complain about ads.

ASA rubbishes public's TV ad complaints in brutal best-of list

Complaints ranged from blasphemy and sex toys to "the homosexual agenda".

He's worried there's talk of another strike before further negotiations kick off.

Chris Hipkins 'concerned' by stance of striking teachers

He's worried there's talk of another strike before further negotiations kick off.

Shauni Wallace and her daughter

How motherhood inspired a Kiwi model to follow her dreams

Shauni Wallace always thought she was "too large" to model. Then she had a baby girl.

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Speaker launches inquiry into leak of Simon Bridges' expenses

"Someone has deliberately undermined either an individual or the system."

Watch the exchange in Parliament.

Bridges called a 'chauvinistic pig' after implying the PM is told what to say

Bridges said Grant Robertson is a "ventriloquist".

ACT leader David Seymour.

David Seymour discusses sex in 'awkward' interview

"I'm sort of a symbol for awkward sex, like the kind you'd have in your first O-Week."

Watch Tova O'Brien report on calls for independent review after the expense leak.

National MPs' expenses revealed

Big travellers in far-flung electorates have the biggest bills.

Watch: AUT's Dr Leon Benade speaks to The AM Show about problems facing teachers.

Two-day primary teachers' strike on the cards

Here's all you need to know about the full day strike.

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Former Waitangi National Trust worker charged over $1.2m alleged fraud

The 30-year-old oversaw the finances of the trust that manages the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.