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Kaitaia man named NZ's Local Hero of the Year at Kiwibank NZer of the Year awards:

February 22nd, 2018

A Northland man who was locked in a mental hospital as a boy and told he was on a pathway to jail has been named New Zealand's Local Hero of the Year.Ricky Houghton, the chief executive of He Korowai Trust in Kaitaia, received the...

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Equal pay campaigner Kristine Bartlett named Kiwibank New Zealander of the year:

February 22nd, 2018

Equal pay champion Kristine Bartlett has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presented the award to the rest home carer who campaigned for pay equity on behalf of 55,000 low-paid,...

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Climate change prompts idea for new cyclone classification:

February 22nd, 2018

Increasingly powerful cyclones driven by climate change may require a new classification for the storms, category 6.Cyclone Winston which hit Fiji in 2016 had winds exceeding 230km/h which was the highest margin of a category 5...

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Armed Offenders Squad called following family harm incident:

February 22nd, 2018

The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed after police believed a man was in possession of a firearm following a family harm incident in Huntly, in Waikato.Police have arrested a 42-year-old man in relation to the incident.Nine police...

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Adrian Grenier's cool new role in Air New Zealand's upcoming Antarctic safety video:

February 22nd, 2018

A Hollywood environmentalist best known for his role as Vincent Chase in the TV series Entourage will star in a new safety video created by Air New Zealand.Adrian Grenier will star alongside Scott Base scientists and support staff...

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Andrew Little: 'Longer sentences, more prisoners - it doesn't work and it has to stop':

February 22nd, 2018

Minister of Justice Andrew Little has laid out a vision for criminal justice reform which sees sentencing law relaxed and a rejection of "tough on crime"-style politics.His comments during an interview with the NZ Herald have...

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Christchurch security guard loses sight in one eye after attack:

February 22nd, 2018

A security guard has lost the vision in one eye after a vicious assault.On Police Ten 7 tonight, Christchurch police will ask viewers to come forward with information about the assault at Riccarton Park Racecourse about 12.15am...

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Gita's been and gone but clean-up still in full swing for several areas:

February 22nd, 2018

Cyclone Gita has been and gone but thousands of people are still without power, others cut off from supplies, or still cleaning up the trail of destruction left by the storm. Two days have passed since the cyclone passed over the...

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Team NZ slams new plan by wealthy landowners for America's Cup bases:

February 22nd, 2018

A new plan has been put forward for the America's Cup bases in Auckland by a company owned by some of the country's richest businessmen who own 20ha of land at Wynyard Quarter and the Viaduct Harbour.Viaduct Harbour Holdings has...

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Top boys' school builds unisex toilets for transgender students:

February 22nd, 2018

One of Auckland's top boys' schools has built a new unisex toilet block to cater for transgender students in the future.It's the latest step Auckland Grammar is taking towards gaining the Rainbow Tick - which specifically recognises...

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Major study probes NZ's big landslide threat:

February 22nd, 2018

Scientists have launched a sprawling, $8m investigation to better understand the many threats that landslides pose to New Zealand.A new study, being led by GNS Science, will analyse the thousands of landslides triggered by the 7.8...

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Aussie centipede hitches a ride to NZ on Auckland man's suitcase:

February 22nd, 2018

For some, it's the stuff of nightmares. Auckland man John Champion had a split second to decide he needed to catch the creepy crawly racing across the floor of his home.Champion, of Howick, had just arrived from a short holiday...

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'Huge concerns' at fishing bycatch error - Forest and Bird:

February 22nd, 2018

An environmental advocacy group says the Government needs to do more to hold the fishing industry accountable after an error highlighted significant bycatch issues.The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed that 39 dolphin captures...

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Two men arrested after AOS callouts at Ahipara and Kawakawa this week:

February 22nd, 2018

Two Far North men on the run from police after sparking Armed Offenders Squad callouts in separate incidents earlier this week have been arrested. A 32-year-old man who twice managed to evade police in Kawakawa on Tuesday wasn't...

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World's scientists trade blows in 'Volcano Cup':

February 22nd, 2018

Scientists have been pitting the world's most furious volcanoes against each other in a global contest that's part "geekery" and part disaster awareness.US-based Kiwi volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner has been running the Volcano...

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Crash on Northern Motorway injures two amidst traffic chaos:

February 22nd, 2018

Two people have been taken to hospital with moderate injuries following a crash on the Northern motorway which is causing delays for northbound motorists in Auckland.The two people injured were being transported to North Shore Hospital...

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Local Focus: 'District Councils lack expertise for mangrove management' - Forest and Bird:

February 22nd, 2018

Forest and Bird is campaigning to keep mangrove management under the control of the Waikato Regional Council saying the plants provide a vital form of coastal protection.The organisation's worried about a local bill which would...

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Taranaki-King Country National MP Barbara Kuriger's husband, son charged with animal cruelty:

February 22nd, 2018

Taranaki-King Country MP Barbara Kuriger says her family will defend charges of animal cruelty.The husband and son of the National MP have been charged with failing to protect animals, failing to prevent suffering and ill-treatment...

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All Black helps NZ Tongans rally to aid homeland after Cyclone Gita:

February 22nd, 2018

Tongans here are working hard to get food, water and much-needed supplies back to their motherland which has been left devastated by Cyclone Gita. Up to 12 shipping containers filled with non-perishable goods - including tinned...

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Lindis Pass crash: Doctor to pay victims $15,000; judge slams his decision to drive:

February 22nd, 2018

A Japanese doctor who caused a Boxing Day crash in the Lindis Pass which injured four people has been ordered to pay the victims $15,000.Kansei Uno (54), of Tokyo, was allowed to leave New Zealand by paying a $30,000 bond following...

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