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Tide turns on Mahurangi River siltation

A $4 million restoration project for the Mahurangi River started last month after almost 10 years of planning and negotiation. Auckland Council has granted the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust a 33-year resource consent to dredge the river, from the...... Read More

Man fined and suspended for stealing drugs

A man has been fined, censured and suspended for stealing a "potentially dangerous drug" to help his partner's anxiety and insomnia. A man, identified only as a "health practitioner" in the ruling by the New Zealand Health Practitioners...... Read More

Speculation sparks NZ dollar rise

The New Zealand dollar rose against its Australian counterpart on Monday on speculation that a relatively stronger domestic economy and lack of exposure to international commodity prices such as iron ore favours the kiwi over the Aussie. The kiwi rose...... Read More

Schools urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms

Schools are being urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms as part of wider efforts to ensure children with diverse gender identities and sexualities feel welcome. The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) said students should be able to choose which...... Read More

Police launch appeal after shotgun robbery

Hamilton Police are seeking the public's help in an attempt to identify a man who robbed the Heaphy Terrace Super Liquor Store on Friday night. The man, who was carrying what looked like a sawn-off shotgun, entered the store at around...... Read More

Woman sent home twice despite facial fractures

A district health board has been criticised over the care of a woman who was twice sent home despite having fractures to her face. In a ruling on Monday by the Health and Disability Commissioner, the unidentified DHB was found to be in breach of the...... Read More

Sissons surges to victory in Madrid

New Zealander Ryan Sissons has won his first world triathlon series event, edging Frenchman Rafael Montoya in a late surge to the line in Madrid. Sissons combined a strong swim with a composed bike leg, then shook off Montoya with a late surge in the...... Read More

Air NZ land $1.4m over check-in charges

Air New Zealand has been awarded more than $1.4 million after the High Court in Auckland ruled on Monday that they were overcharged for early-check ins and late check-outs at a Hong Kong Novotel for two years. From June 2011, Air New Zealand entered...... Read More

Three-car crash causing Wellington delays

Wellington Police are advising motorists travelling north to expect delays following a three-car crash on State Highway 1. The crash happened shortly after 5:20pm this evening, to the north of the Tawa on-ramp (north-bound). A police spokesperson...... Read More

Ferry firm pay $130,000 after wharf collision

An Auckland ferry company has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured aboard a vessel that collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport. Fullers Group, who own the Auckland ferry Kea, pleaded guilty...... Read More

13 Reasons Why most sought-after show for Kiwis

The hit TV show 13 Reasons Why has been the most sought-after top 10 digital show in New Zealand over the last 30 days, Hollywood-based Kiwi artificial intelligence company Parrot Analytics says. In an exclusive release, Parrot Analytics has provided...... Read More

Lives of rural NZ at risk - expert

The lives of rural New Zealanders are at risk every day because of poor connectivity and inequitable health services, a rural health leader says. Dr Martin London, chair of the Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), says government...... Read More

Ceremonial sperm whale teeth returned to Fiji

More than a hundred polished sperm whale teeth, known as tabua, that came to New Zealand from Fiji have been returned to Fiji. Tabua are an important cultural item in Fiji. They can’t be moved across international borders without permission because...... Read More

Rain signals the end of autumn

Tuesday looks like being the end of a very foggy period over New Zealand. In many places, people will wake up to extensive fog and low cloud, especially over inland parts of the North Island.  “Travellers should be prepared for possible...... Read More

Gun believed to be used in dairy robbery

Police are investigating the robbery of the Woolston Discounter dairy believe a firearm was used druing the crime. Police were called to the dairy on Ferry Rd on Sunday night at 8.48pm. A scene examination has been conducted, enquiries are being made,...... Read More

Bronze medal won after husband’s heart attack

Stanmore Bay table tennis player Shirley Ritchie received a standing ovation when her bronze medal was presented at the recent World Masters Games. She was moved to tears by the support, which came because she won the medal under the most difficult...... Read More

New Zealand meat exports back in Iran

New Zealand resumed meat exports to Iran in May, sending 60 tonnes of frozen lamb to the Islamic state. Market access to Iran effectively ceased in 1998 as a result of international sanctions. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy cleared the way...... Read More

Doctors head to famine-stricken region

Their newborn daughter maybe only a few days old but that has failed to deter an Algies Bay couple from heading to one of the toughest places in the world for children. Doctors Jono and Destinee Macleod are due to return to South Sudan on June 10 –...... Read More