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NZ space industry reaching for the stars

Leaders of New Zealand's burgeoning space industry say the successful launch of a rocket at the weekend is a giant leap forward for the sector. Rocket Lab successfully launched a rocket into orbit for the first time on Sunday, deploying three miniature...... Read More

Axing BPS targets a backwards step - National

National Party Leader Bill English says the Government’s decision to axe the Better Public Services Targets is a recipe for dumb and lazy government that will make the public service less effective at improving lives. “These targets have...... Read More

Iwi charitable trustee pleads guilty to fraud

A former assets manager for a publicly funded health provider and trustee of an iwi charitable trust has pleaded guilty to fraud in the Auckland High Court. Saul Roberts was the former assets manager for Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust and trustee...... Read More

100 jobs to go at Gisborne wood plant

A wood processing plant in Gisborne is looking to axe about 100 jobs, half its workforce, because of a weak Japanese housing market. Juken plans to cut production of plywood and laminated timber products at its Matawhero plant. The factory currently...... Read More

Sixth suspicious fire at Auckland site

Another suspicious fire has flared up this afternoon at the same central Auckland apartment building site where several fires occurred yesterday. Someone calling from inside the building today told Fire and Emergency a piece of paper on top of a stove...... Read More

Man nabbed after fleeing from police

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a police pursuit in the Eastern Bay last night.  A police media spokesperson says the pursuit happened just before 11.40pm.  “Police received a call from a property near the Whakatane...... Read More

Possible human remains found in burnt-out housebus

Fire at Domain Road property, Lake Hawea At approximately 11:20am Police were called to assist with a fire in a non-mobile house bus used as a dwelling on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. Fire and Emergency NZ have put the...... Read More

Pay equity working group reconvened

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women. The original Joint Working...... Read More

Billabong Grom Series set for Mount Maunganui

Grommets from around the country will flock to Mount Maunganui this weekend as the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge swings into action with the first of three events. Held hot on the heels of the National Championships completed at the...... Read More

Police seeking witnesses in Winton assault

Winton Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported assault on the corner of Park and Prince Street on Monday, January 22. Anyone who was in the area at around 6.30pm and saw an altercation between two males is being urged to contact Winton...... Read More