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Electric vehicles will still be out of reach for many despite new subsidy, industry warns

The road to lower electric car prices for low-income families is likely to be bumpy, some in the industry warn. It is unclear how much money motorists will receive for purchasing an electric vehicle....

Reluctance to act faster on agriculture sector emissions is ‘pretty terrifying’ – former Green MP

Climate campaigners say the government's historic plan to cut emissions is light on details, full of fluff and lets the worst polluters off the hook. Environmentalists say they are concerned about the plan's lack...

Wellington school community ‘shocked and saddened’ by racist graffiti – acting principal

A secondary school in Wellington called the police after racist graffiti aimed at students in Pasifika was sprayed in a toilet block. Offensive comments were found sprayed in the school's recently refurbished bathrooms on...

Economy ‘red lining’ as inflation begins to bite – report

The economy is “doubled” and continues to operate above capacity, with growth stifled by rising inflation and hard-to-find labor and materials. New Zealand's economy continues to operate above capacity, with rising prices eclipsing any...

German traditional sausage stall stopping traffic in rural Taranaki

It's been dubbed the "little butcher shop in the middle of nowhere" - a traditional German sausage outlet that stops traffic in remote North Taranaki. Patrick Lachmann in his Bratwurst Bros shop Photo: RNZ...

Multiple Covid-19 exposures shut down Southland Hospital wards

Southland Hospital abruptly closed three of its wards to all visitors due to what it describes as multiple exposures to Covid-19. The Southland Hospital Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation Department is closed to visitors. Photo:...

Agriculture big winner of emissions plan despite farmers not paying ETS

Agriculture is one of the main winners from the government's plan to cut emissions, although farmers have yet to contribute a dime to the climate spending pool. Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish Barnes Industrial energy...

Children’s commissioner points to inequality as social driver of ram raids

The children's commissioner said a spike in young people driving in ram raids is being created by families living in a "state of utter desperation". Justice Frances Eivers says social problems and rising poverty...

Multiple exposures to Covid-19 shut down Southland Hospital ward

Southland Hospital has abruptly closed one of its wards to all visitors due to what it describes as multiple exposures to Covid-19. The Southland Hospital Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation Department is closed to visitors....

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