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  • Regional council to provide advice following Waitomo slip

    20 September 2017 6:26 AM

    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

  • Poll shows election could be decided by young voters

    20 September 2017 5:56 AM 1

    That's Radio New Zealand's latest poll of polls, and it shows how vital voter turnout is going to be on Saturday. Complacency would be fatal for National, as would a poor showing by young voters for Labour. In 2014 the Kim Dotcom fiasco energised National's supporters. Mr Dotcom's attacks on the government and his "moment of truth" threats, which turned

  • Watch: Harrowing aftermath of crash outside Auckland school

    20 September 2017 5:46 AM

    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

    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

    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

  • 12yo boy banned from The Warehouse after building pillow fort

    20 September 2017 4:13 AM

    A young boy has been told he could face up to three months in jail if he returns to a Warehouse branch in west Auckland in the next two years. Twelve-year-old Kyan Hatcher was on Sunday issued with a trespass notice during a visit to the store with his father, and told he's not allowed to return to the Henderson Warehouse until September 2019. The notice

  • Dive squad recover body in search for boaties

    20 September 2017 3:54 AM

    Divers have recovered the body of one of the Greymouth fishermen missing since their boat the Wendy J sank in a storm south of Jackson Bay last Thursday. Police said today the body was recovered yesterday afternoon by the Police National Dive squad near the wreckage of the Wendy J, during the ongoing search for Jay Cairney (43) and Kieran Lynch (22). In a statement

  • Moderate quake strikes New Zealand

    20 September 2017 1:59 AM

    Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck a few hundred kilometres off the southern coast of New Zealand on Wednesday, the country's seismic service said. According to Geonet, the quake hit at 1.43 p.m., 585 km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12 km. It caused moderate tremors, Xinhua news agency reported. It was initially classified

  • Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes lower South Island

    20 September 2017 1:59 AM

    A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill this afternoon. It struck 585km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12km. Residents in Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Roxburgh, Te Anau and Tuatapere have reported that they felt shaking, according to GeoNet. It was initially classified as a strong quake, but has since been classified

  • Car hits five students at Auckland school

    20 September 2017 12:31 AM

    A car has struck five students outside Westlake Girls' High School on Auckland's North Shore, leaving one with life-threatening injuries. An Auckland teen has been left with life-threatening injuries after a car ploughed through five students outside a North Shore high school as classmates looked on. Emergency services were called to the crash outside