Live updates, July 26: Just 160 people in New Plymouth tested yesterday after Covid scare

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

‘God, not my girls’: Auckland councillor receives bomb threat following TV show criticism

Collins says he has been reflecting on his future in politics after a bomb threat was made against him and his family in response to comments about Police Ten 7.

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The birth of a movement that divided NZ – and changed us forever

The story of Hart, and how it built to 1981.

‘Don’t tell me how to run the ball’: Louisa Wall on forging her own path in politics

She’s more visible than many cabinet ministers, so why is she left to languish on the Labour backbench?

Chris Hipkins needs a reality check on kids with special learning needs

The education minister’s claim that all learners are supported in state schools is so clearly untrue that it makes me despair.

Live updates, July 22: Full travel bubble pause possible as cabinet meets

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

Exclusive poll: What does NZ think of the vaccine rollout?

The positive response on the overall government response: 69%. On the vaccination programme, it's less than half that.

The subconscious Simon Bridges

The National Party MP tells us about his first car, first concert, accidentally killing his childhood axolotl and more in this week's episode of FIRST.

Fight against rodeo moves to court as animal welfare groups sue government

Based on their track record, they may just succeed in getting rodeo banned.

Exclusive poll: How has support for NZ response to Covid-19 changed, 18 months on?

The latest in a series of polls by Stickybeak for The Spinoff shows positive sentiment at its lowest level yet.

What are SNAs and why are farmers protesting them?

People have been debating what an SNA is, and who gets to decide that, for 30 years. So why has a new draft policy struck such a nerve?

Live updates, July 20: South Australia becomes latest state to enter lockdown

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