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Herald revelations about CEO spending prompt action from Government officials:

October 20th, 2017

Allegations of "unauthorised" spending by health board boss Dr Nigel Murray have taken a dramatic turn with a new top-level investigation launched by the Ministry of Health.The Ministry's announcement that it wants an explanation...

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Two crashes in South Auckland leave four injured, one driver on the run:

October 20th, 2017

Two children have been injured in a hit and run in South Auckland.And another woman has been hospitalised after a police pursuit in Manurewa this evening.A 13-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were hit by a vehicle on Artillery...

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Life parolee Dean Wickliffe sentenced to community work:

October 20th, 2017

. PHOTO/FILE A_061017NZHBPWICKCLIFFE6.JPG One of New Zealand's most high-profile criminals still faces a recall to prison by the Parole Board after being sentenced to 90 hours of community work for drink-driving last month.Hugh...

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Woman drought in Jacinda Ardern's Cabinet, with just one third of her ministers female:

October 20th, 2017

The person at the top might be a woman but beyond that there is a bit of women drought in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern's new Government - just one third of her ministers are female.Ardern has released a list of 16 Cabinet ministers...

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Jacinda Ardern confirms new government will dump tax cuts:

October 20th, 2017

Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the Government she leads will dump the tax cuts planned by National.Ardern has also suggested a planned referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use could be binding.The Labour leader addressed...

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One dead and one child seriously injured as long weekend traffic builds:

October 20th, 2017

One person has been killed and a child is seriously injured after a spate of car crashes this afternoon. Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway 2, just outside Raupunga, near Wairoa.The accident...

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Clarke Gayford on Jacinda Ardern's new role: 'I've got to make sure she's getting enough sleep':

October 20th, 2017

It was a victory for the history books, but the Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern is too busy to waste a day with a hangover.Her proud partner Clarke Gayford told the Herald that apart from a quick snack, the pair went straight...

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Fuelish mistake sees petrol price drop to 17 cents a litre in Masterton:

October 20th, 2017

Christmas has come earlier for some motorists after a misplaced decimal point saw the petrol price drop to 17 cents per litre.Gull petrol stations around the country dropped fuel prices by 10 cents a litre yesterday, for a period...

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Who's in, who's out? Labour announces Cabinet, ministerial line up:

October 20th, 2017

Prime Minister in waiting Jacinda Ardern has announced 16 ministers inside Cabinet and five ministers outside Cabinet to serve in the next Government - elected by caucus. Inside Cabinet will be: Jacinda Ardern, David Clark, Clare...

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Another bug hits Auckland HOP card:

October 20th, 2017

Auckland Transport is urging HOP cardholders using a popular smartphone app to change their passwords after another bug struck the travel card.The council body became aware of the problem when some credit card top-ups to AT HOP...

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Police seek witnesses to fatal crash in Flat Bush:

October 20th, 2017

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash in southeast Auckland on Wednesday.A crash between a car and motorcycle occurred at around 5.45am on Stancombe Rd in Flat Bush.The crash involved a single motorcyclist riding a late-model...

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Bees swarm Whangarei cafe:

October 20th, 2017

A central city Whangarei cafe was abuzz this morning with more than 2000 bees swarming beneath a table.Lit Cafe staff decided to keep the doors closed to customers as the mass of bees were removed.Jethro George said a staff member...

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Labour's commitment to Buller Hospital rebuild in spotlight:

October 20th, 2017

Labour's $20 million commitment to a full rebuild of Buller Hospital, if elected, was music to the ears of those fighting the National government's plans for a private-public partnership.But today they were not holding their breath.Reacting...

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Details of how former CEO spent public money on two women to be kept secret:

October 20th, 2017

A health board inquiry into thousands of dollars of "unauthorised expenses" has been canned and will not be completed because the chief executive who spent the money was allowed to resign.It means the Waikato District Health Board...

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Former Forest Service workers gather for reunion on West Coast:

October 20th, 2017

At least 50 former Forest Service workers from the West Coast will be back in Hokitika this weekend, 30 years after the government department was disbanded.The New Zealand Forest Service was created in 1919 to control the cutting...

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'This will be a Government of change' Jacinda Ardern tells caucus:

October 20th, 2017

Labour is holding its first caucus meeting since learning it will lead the next Government - with Prime Minister elect Jacinda Ardern telling her MPs they have been gifted an opportunity by the people of New Zealand.After entering...

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Owner of WWII memorabilia left at Auckland restaurant to be reunited:

October 20th, 2017

Priceless memorabilia connected to a New Zealand prisoner of war who survived a World War II "death march" across Europe that was mistakenly left in an Auckland restaurant will be reunited to its grateful owners. A Mt Eden restaurateur...

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Train collides with logging truck in Carterton:

October 20th, 2017

A train has collided with a logging truck in Wairarapa this afternoon.Emergency services are at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Norman Ave and Waingawa Rd in Carterton.Fire Service spokesman Murray Dunbar said...

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Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss to tour NZ:

October 20th, 2017

Two of the planet's best-known thinkers - evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins and theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss - are set to visit New Zealand next year.The "Science in the Soul" tour, travelling...

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Promising results for kids' obesity programme:

October 20th, 2017

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.Offered only in Taranaki and still running, the Whanau Pakari programme was designed...

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