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In 2023, New Zealand experienced a natural increase of 19,071 more births than deaths, marking the lowest annual figure since 1943, when the margin stood at 17,562, according to data unveiled by Stats NZ.
New Zealand's public hospital infrastructure will require $115bn in investment over the next 30 years to address an ageing estate and meet changing demographic needs, according to a report by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.
MT MAUNGANUI — Bay of Plenty Regional Council has added 11 air sensors to its existing network of 11 monitors in Mount Maunganui, where air pollution is at its greatest concentration.
WAIKATO — The University of Waikato and the New Zealand Ministry of Health have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a third medical school in the Waikato region.
Supporters will gather peacefully in front of Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, February 29, at 1:00 pm, to demand an immediate halt to mandated injections and a full investigation into their harms.
New Zealand's Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Shane Jones, has come under fire in a new poll that shows 85% of respondents do not trust him to do his job.
An open letter to the New Zealand government, written by 30 lawyers and scholars, warns that the country is now "on notice" that Israel's actions in Gaza may constitute genocide.
As many as 15,000 children in New Zealand are estimated to be working paid jobs to support their families, according to research by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), which called for more support for these students.
New Zealand's Family Planning has changed its name to Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa, effective from 14 February.
The New Zealand Bar Association (NZBA) has expressed concerns over the government's decision to withdraw funding for sentencing reports under Section 27 of the Sentencing Act 2002.
The New Zealand Citizen Covid-19 Inquiry (NZCCI) has published its terms of reference document, which is available to download from its website, and is appealing for donations to fund the inquiry, with an initial target of $300,000.
IAB New Zealand's latest Digital Advertising Revenue Report shows a 7.3% growth in Q3 2023, reaching $534.8 million.
Sealegs International, a leading manufacturer of amphibious boats, plans to relocate a portion of its manufacturing operations to Malaysia due to increased costs in New Zealand following the COVID-19 pandemic.
NORTHLAND — A project to rewild a Northland valley in New Zealand, creating a wetland from previously grazed land, has been marked to celebrate World Wetlands Day.
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19's handling has launched a dedicated online submissions site to hear from people about their pandemic experiences.
Heavier and longer trucks in New Zealand do not ruin the roads and may actually be cleaner and greener, according to Dom Kalasih, interim CEO of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand.
A new state-of-the-art canning facility for pet food, the first of its kind in New Zealand, will open next month with the aim of attracting global brands to manufacture in the country.
WHANGAPARAOA — A recent survey has shown that the population of tuatara on Tiritiri Matangi island in New Zealand is thriving 20 years after their reintroduction.
Foodstuffs North Island is to begin a trial of facial recognition technology (FRT) in 25 of its stores on 8 February, to assess whether the technology is an effective way of reducing retail crime.
New Zealand has slipped to third place in the annual Corruption Perceptions index (CPI), which ranks countries according to their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons, led by Chairman Prof. Tony Blakely, announced support for the government's consultation regarding potential expansion of the Inquiry's terms of reference.
New Zealand's hospitality sector saw spending drop 1.4% year-on-year in January, despite a 3.9% rise in core retail spending, according to data from Worldline NZ.
New Zealanders believe charging for infrastructure services based on household usage is the most fair, according to a survey by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga.
The challenges facing New Zealand's transport system include an ageing road network, extreme weather events, congestion and emissions reduction, according to a briefing by the NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi, to the country's incoming Minister of Transport.
WHANGAMATA — Real estate company Barfoot & Thompson has acquired Whangamata Real Estate, marking the company's expansion into the Coromandel area.
TARANAKI — Taranaki Regional Council's (TRC) most recent data reveals a 18% rise in public transportation patronage in 2023, with buses in the region carrying a total of 744,037 passengers across 42,973 bus trips.
NAPIER — Napier City Council is set to discuss the topics and options it will put to the community in its Three-Year Plan 2024-27 consultation, which is due to open in late March.
BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope has welcomed the government's "moderate" 2% rise, taking into account "inflationary pressures and general economic conditions".
Air New Zealand has released a study revealing that it contributed $2.7bn to the New Zealand economy in FY23, facilitating a total of $26.4bn in economic activity across areas including tourism, exports and imports.
A petition calling for an investigation into the Midwifery Council's removal of references to women and babies from its revised scope of practice has received over 2,000 signatures.
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