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Fair Pay Agreements too risky to rush - NZI

The New Zealand Initiative is warning the government to take heed of Treasury’s warnings about rushing Fair Pay Agreements. This week, Treasury released its advice about the upcoming Cabinet Paper proposing Fair Pay Agreements. Treasury warns...... Read More

One dead following Papamoa stabbing

One person is dead following a family harm incident where another man was stabbed at a Papamoa address earlier this morning. In a media statement police say this took place around 8.30am. "A Tauranga man aged in his 20s has been arrested in relation...... Read More

Revenge sought on skilful Solomons

A berth at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup may already be secure but New Zealand will certainly not lack motivation when they take on the Solomon Islands tomorrow in the final of the OFC U-16 Championship. Not only is their title as reigning champions...... Read More

Classic Flyers makes room for exciting fleet

Tauranga Classic Flyers Museum has made room for an exciting fleet of new aircrafts. The museum officially welcomed three former Royal Air Force Westland Wessex helicopters to its grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with a further two welcomed later in the...... Read More

Drug detector dogs ahead of game in NZ prisons

Corrections’ detector dogs are the first in New Zealand to be trained in sniffing out synthetic cannabis and other new psychoactive substances, playing a crucial role in keeping prisons safe, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. Five detector...... Read More

Minister opposes WADA decision

New Zealand's Minister for Sport and Recreation has announced his disappointment with the World Anti-Doping Agency decision overnight to reinstate RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency, as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. New Zealand...... Read More

Interest-free loans to help tackle housing crisis

A total of $339.2m of 10 year interest-free loans have been allocated to Auckland Council as a means to help tackle the housing crisis. Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff confirmed the loans on Friday,...... Read More

Reports of stabbing at Papamoa property

Police are at the scene of a property in Papamoa, where a stabbing is reported to have taken place. A SunLive photographer who was at the scene earlier this morning says police are at a property on a lane which extends off Harding Drive. The area...... Read More

Man in hospital following serious assault

A 41-year-old male is in a serious but stable condition in hospital following a serious assault in Christchurch. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened shortly after midnight. "An area beside the Hornby Mall, on Shands Road, is...... Read More

Making Hurinui roads safer

A further two road policing staff are joining the team at Hurinui, as a way of doing their bit to keep people safe on New Zealand Roads. Inspector Ash Tabb, Road Policing Manager for Canterbury, says New Zealand police’s purpose is to ensure...... Read More

Police called to family harm incident in Papamoa

UPDATE 9.30am - Police are enroute to an address in Papamoa this morning, where a family harm incident has occurred. "Emergency services are at the scene and Police are working to establish the nature of the event," says a police media spokesperson. "More...... Read More

New secondary school for Western BOP sought

Jo Linthwaite’s children might not be ready for secondary school just yet, but the Whakamarama woman is not wasting any time in making sure there will be one on her doorstep when the time comes. The mum of four has set up a petition calling for...... Read More

Driver injured in Tararua truck crash

One person has received moderate injuries following a truck crash near Tararua. A police media spokesperson says the truck rolled on Pahiatua Aokautere Road, also known as the Pahiatua Track at about 7.40am. "The driver sustained moderate injuries. "No...... Read More

Man dead after car and truck crash

A section of State Highway 35 near Gisborne that closed following a fatal car crash has reopened. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, involving a car and a truck near Makarori Beach Road about 9pm. A man, who was driving the...... Read More

Firefighters refused free toxic-chemicals blood test

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is refusing to pay for blood tests for firefighters concerned about exposure to the damaging chemicals PFAS. Instead the organisation said it funded regular health checks, where firefighters could raise any specific concerns. Investigations...... Read More

Strong support sees reprieve for community boards

Strong support for locally elected boards has seen the Western Bay of Plenty District Council drop plans to scrap its five community boards and replace them with three community committees. After extensive community consultation, including a series...... Read More

Learning and disability action plan released

Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. “We know that for too long, too many children have been missing out on the support that...... Read More