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  • Volatility in last of debates

    20 September 2017 6:17 PM 1

    The final leaders debate between Prime Minister Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern reflected the final 1News Colmar Brunton poll in volatility. At times, Ms Ardern was scoring well ahead of Mr English in the 1News debate, particularly on health where the Prime Minister failed to explain adequately the question posed to him on why so many Southern

  • Hamilton urged to give up cars

    20 September 2017 5:38 PM 1

    Use the bus, walk, cycle or carpool on Friday - that's the message from Hamilton City Council for World Car-Free Day. The council's transportation manager Jason Harrison says World Car-Free Day is about his council and Waikato Regional Council educating the public. "The day is a chance for both councils to educate people about the importance of giving

  • Final debate just a shouting match

    20 September 2017 8:05 AM 2

    After a promising start, the final leaders' debate between Prime Minister Bill English and Labour's Jacinda Ardern descended into a pointless shouting match over policy details. The 1News debate, hosted by Mike Hosking, started promisingly with both Mr English and Ms Ardern giving each other space to talk about their policies and aims. Once it got to a discussion

  • Peters won't support Labour's water tax plans

    20 September 2017 6:52 AM 1

    Mr Peters made the announcement in Ashburton on Wednesday in front of more than 100 people, mostly from the agriculture sector. A local farmer invited Mr Peters to town and was backed by Irrigation New Zealand and Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers. The Northland MP talked about New Zealand First's policy towards the primary sector and water, and vowed

  • Labour MP 'physically abused' at Manawatu meeting

    20 September 2017 6:50 AM 1

    Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says he was physically abused at a water tax meeting on Wednesday night in Manawatu. Mr Lees-Galloway left the meeting which began aggressively when chairman Brad Burling questioned whether it should be Labour's water spokesperson David Parker or Mr Lees-Galloway he should "rip into" over the policy. The Palmerston North

  • Regional council to provide advice following Waitomo slip

    20 September 2017 6:26 AM 1

    Waikato Regional Council staff are tomorrow due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. The event has also prompted a reminder about potential slip hazards when catchments are heavily saturated with rain. The slip on private farm land – estimated at involving between 10 and 20 hectares

  • Pair sought in search for missing man

    20 September 2017 6:00 AM 1

    Stephen Lowe disappeared from his Portsmouth Dr workplace about 10am on Friday. His black BMW car was found by a member of the public in the Catlins Conservation Park area on Tuesday morning. Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley said on Wednesday evening that police would like to hear from "Mike and Talia" who had been tramping in the area over the weekend

  • Watch: Harrowing aftermath of crash outside Auckland school

    20 September 2017 5:46 AM 1

    Injured school pupils lay across the road, some crying in pain, after a car mowed down a group waiting at a bus stop outside an Auckland high school. Harrowing footage shows the injured children left scattered across the road lying where they were bowled on Wairau Rd on the North Shore before school this morning. Five pupils from Westlake Girls' and Boys'

  • PSA Report: National Gets An ‘F’ For Health Funding

    20 September 2017 5:19 AM 1

    Labour MP Megan Woods is promising to return Canterbury’s regional council, ECan, to a democratically elected council. It follows a mass day-long occupation of the ECan building by local water activists calling for the restoration of democracy and urgent action to save rivers. More>> Supposedly, trade is war by other means, and the rationale for it seems

  • Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

    20 September 2017 4:33 AM 1

    With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland