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The Bulletin: Anger rises with petrol prices

Anger rises along with petrol prices, abortion rights group claims law discriminates against women, and fury at govt's encouragement of water bottling company.

The Bulletin: Cloudy picture of river quality emerges

River quality report paints complex picture, Greens hit out at synthetics plan, while National come to the table on child poverty.

The Bulletin: Prohibition returns with synthetics crackdown

Health minister plans crackdown on synthetic drugs, new research and development tax credits announced, and Taxpayers Union rumbled for using fake names. 

The Bulletin: Too many tourists? The Queenstown Airport decision

Queenstown airport expansion halted, secondary school teachers reject pay offer, and National MP taking a break for health reasons.

The Bulletin: Teachers escalate strike threats

Teachers to vote on week of rolling strikes, Customs gets power to fine people who don't give up device passwords, and NZ values call gets bemused response.

The Bulletin: Big budget film subsidies are here to stay

Big budget film subsidies here to stay, NZ First want pledge of allegiance for migrants, and police to investigate themselves.

Storms brought trees down on powerlines. So why is Vector planting more?

Vector’s sustainability manager Karl Check explains why the company is pushing for more urban forests, despite the April storm bringing down large numbers of trees and disrupting supply to thousands of customers. 

The Bulletin: Cyclone season starts early in the Pacific

Cyclone season starts early in South Pacific, more political connections for Derek Handley revealed, and major hoki fishery declared "barren wasteland."

The Bulletin: Waka jumping bill close to becoming law

Waka jumping bill could become law tonight, internal report into Meka Whaitiri's conduct leaked, and sports doping testing system under scrutiny.

The Bulletin: Living cost rises cut into government’s efforts

Cost of living rise cuts into government efforts, Greens say Labour is watering down oil exploration ban, and Environment Court gives America's Cup green light.

The Bulletin: Grappling with climate action costs

Stories show complex costs of climate action, Simon Bridges attacks Housing NZ evictees, and Auckland wharfies are raising safety concerns.

The Bulletin: PM faces tough tests in New York

PM Jacinda Ardern touches down for UN meetings, gloom falls over mining, and that idiotic strawberry needle trend has made it to New Zealand.

The Bulletin: A rollercoaster day for the government

Government gets timely economic figures boost, Whaitiri's ministerial career is over, and tax working group hedges bets on capital gains.

The Bulletin: Does banking need to change?

Banking in spotlight as Australian saga rumbles on, refugee quota rise confirmed, and more tricky questions over Thompson and Clark.

The Bulletin: Stark stats show youth mental health crisis

Stark stats show youth mental health service crisis, US China trade war could hurt NZ, and Netsafe dismisses complaint over negative media coverage.

The Bulletin: The long war goes on

Deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan extended again, homelessness census takes place, and an interesting way of measuring the building boom.

The Bulletin: Plans, priorities and power

12 priority points outlined by the government, new airport proposed for Central Otago, and a brilliant feature on the myth of meritocracy through education.

The Bulletin: Fonterra under scrutiny after big loss

Milk and money spills at Fonterra, Coasters told they'll have to leave after threats from rising seas, and deputy PM Peters addresses coalition rift rumours.

The Bulletin: 1080 direct action comes to Parliament

1080 activism hits Parliamentary forecourt, concerns about NZ First's influence over the government aired, and a long day looms at Fonterra.

The Bulletin: Will primary teachers strike again?

Teachers not impressed by new pay offer, attempt to use the Harmful Digital Communications Act to fight bad press, and swamp house family evicted.

The Bulletin: What will te reo teaching look like in 2025?

Māori language week starts te reo teaching conversation, Tax Working Group looking likely to reject capital gains tax, and landlords propose alternative to rental WOFs.

The Bulletin: PM Ardern under the pump

PM starts new week after three on the back foot, Herald launches economic inequality series, and huge house building programme announced for Mt Roskill.

The Bulletin: Parliament hears dire data on ocean plastic

Parliament hears dire data on ocean plastics, Provincial Growth Fund to spend millions for 3 jobs, and minister Clare Curran on personal leave.

The Bulletin: Refugee quota rise in doubt

PM put on the back foot over refugee quota, police reject pay offer, and some juicy local government drama unfolds in Cromwell.