Mum claims hospital staff member called epileptic son a ‘disgusting pig’
It’s being alleged that a Middlemore Hospital staff member referred to a patient suffering epileptic seizures as a 'disgusting pig'. The incident was witnessed by the patient's mother leaving her shocked, upset and demanding accountability. Raniera Harrison has this exclusive report.
Parliament wraps up for another term
It's the last week parliamentarians sit in the house, but not before the race-card is played, causing the PM to step in as umpire.
New lifejacket rule for Auckland boaties
Boaties take note; new rules are looking likely to pass in Auckland today. Under the proposal, each vessel will have an appointed skipper who will be held responsible for ensuring passengers wear lifejackets.
Glasgow2014: Trevor Shailer on being royally photobombed
Most of us have done it, or have had it done to us, but when a member of Britain's royal family photo bombs you, what happens then? Well, it goes viral of course, and it's shot one of our very own to unexpected fame. Oriini Tipene-Leach has the exclusive.
New technology allows iwi instant access to region’s geological data
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council and GNS Science have developed an interactive portal which provides instant access to information on the region’s groundwater systems and geology. Believed to be the first in NZ, the technology is said to help farmers and others to identify additional water sources. Ngāti Rangiwewehi is already taking advantage of this technology.
Final pool performances for secondary schools’ kapa haka nationals
At this moment the final groups for the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition take the stage to vie for a place in the finals tomorrow. Among this pool is the top five from the last competition. Te Karere followed current title holders Ngā Taiatea Wharekura as they try to make it a double.