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1 November 2017 10:52 PM Speedway fans ready to explode over fireworks ban

A last-minute refusal by Auckland Council to allow fireworks at Vodafone Springs Speedway on Guy Fawkes night has left the promoter seething and will disappoint thousands of families. The traditional Speedway season-opener this Saturday is a popular early summer community event. But now the council's Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), has reneged on a written 106

31 October 2017 11:50 AM The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit

THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved 193

29 October 2017 9:48 PM SPCA’s List of Shame reveals shameful animal cruelty

A Labrador-cross who was tied up for weeks, and left to suffer from the pain of a metal chain embedded in her neck, is just one of the animals whose horrific story is on this year’s SPCA List of Shame. The annual list reveals details of 10 of the most shameful animal abuse cases across New Zealand this year. It’s being released today ahead of the 2017 SPCA Annual 47

28 October 2017 5:33 AM Women lost months at sea credit dogs for keeping spirits up

Honolulu — A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the deep blue water on their first day at sea. From there, things got worse. Much worse. About a month into their trip, bad weather caused their engine to lose power. Their mast was damaged 51

27 October 2017 1:33 AM Mount Taranki under threat of deer-based 'eco-terrorism'

Threats the Sika deer release could extend to Mount Taranaki has been labelled "eco-terrorism" by the Department of Conservation. Dozens of Sika deer have been illegally released into north Taranaki forests over the past few weeks. The agency is furious at the release, with Director-General Lou Sanson slamming the threats to attack Mount Taranaki next. "We've 48

26 October 2017 7:15 PM Farmers condemn deer release ‘idiots’

Federated Farmers joins the Department of Conservation in condemning in the strongest terms the actions of the idiot/s who have released deer in north Taranaki forests. "DoC’s director-general Lou Sanson called the release of up to 50 sika deer despicable and ‘eco-terrorism’ and we back him on that," the Federation’s Environment and Pest Management spokesman 27

26 October 2017 4:43 AM New Zealand's 'first cat' and other political pets

Cat lovers will be thrilled to know that New Zealand's new prime minister is one of their own. Meet "First Cat" Paddles, the beloved pet now serving as right paw feline to Jacinda Ardern, the country's newly-elected and youngest-ever leader for 150 years. Ms Ardern, who leads the Labour Party, has risen through the ranks of left-wing politics since entering 35

25 October 2017 7:05 AM Vicious supermarket brawl caught on camera

Footage has emerged of a fight at an Auckland supermarket - revealing it was a vicious brawl involving several people. An initial video, filmed at the Mangere Pak'nSave on Tuesday night, showed two men squaring off in an aisle, both throwing a flurry of punches and kicks that failed to connect before the pair are pulled apart. However, footage from a different 24

24 October 2017 10:48 AM New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern signs coalition deal, names Winston Peters Deputy PM

New Zealand's incoming Government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting 100 million trees each year, ensuring the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport. Prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern and NZ First Leader Winston Peters — who will serve as deputy prime minster and foreign 13

20 October 2017 6:43 PM Austin Animal Center Asks Community For Temporary Fosters for Large Dogs

With many dogs being housed in crates in the conference room night after night, Austin Animal Center is urgently asking for help from the community. During a space crisis, the Center relies on help from the community to save animals. A culmination of events — including slower summer adoptions, higher intake, and the arrival of evacuated pets from the Gulf Coast 13