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Housing development for Defence Force opens

A new housing development to house 49 families of the New Zealand Defence Force opened yesterday in West Auckland. Mayor Phil Goff officially opened the homes at Whenuapai. Last year the Defence Force became a victim of Auckland's housing crisis...... Read More

New Zealanders are anxious drivers - study

Two-thirds of New Zealanders feel anxiety while driving a vehicle, a new study has found. The research, conducted by Massey University, surveyed more than 400 New Zealand drivers between the ages of 18 to 87, with 52 percent reporting mild anxiety. A...... Read More

MetService on site for planned Rocket Lab launch

Locals, spectators and the team at Rocket Lab should experience some settled weather and sunshine on Saturday as the company prepares for its second orbital launch off the Mahia Peninsula. MetService are the official weather consultants to Rocket Lab,...... Read More

Party register in Canterbury reaches milestone

The police turning up at your party is not something most university students would welcome, but for students in Canterbury it means their party is a “Good One”. Created in 2014, the Good One Party Register aims to ensure each party is...... Read More

Taiwanese national killed in Wanaka crash named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road yesterday morning. She was 25-year-old Taiwanese national Meng-Ju Hsieh, who had been living in Wanaka. "Police offer their sympathies to her friends...... Read More

The roles and benefits of online trolling

New University of Canterbury research into the behaviour of online trolls has revealed the many actors involved and a surprising number of benefits to trolling – and not just for the trolls. When University of Canterbury (UC) doctoral student...... Read More

Emergency landing at Napier airport after engine failure

Air New Zealand says there was no engine fire on a plane that had to make an emergency landing at Napier Airport this afternoon. The airline says one engine on the aircraft experienced surging shortly after take-off. This resulted in engine fuel burning...... Read More

Police investigate robbery at Tokoroa bottle store

Tokoroa Police are investigating a robbery at the Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Chambers Street. A person entered the store at around 8pm and took an amount of alcohol. At this stage there is no CCTV footage available, says police. "We'd...... Read More

Man who died at Rotorua pool named

Police have released the name of the man who died at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua on June 19. He was 67-year-old Denis Miklus, a French National. The death has been referred to the Coroner, says a police spokesperson. In a statement released following...... Read More