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22 September 2017 9:43 PM More international flights cancelled

International travelers booked on four flights out of Auckland are the latest victims of the fuel crisis. A spokeswoman for Auckland Airport told the New Zealand Herald that four international flights had been cancelled on Saturday due to a shortage of fuel caused by a rupture on the pipeline used to transport fuel from Northland to Auckland 1

22 September 2017 12:44 AM Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

Fuel allocations to airlines at Auckland Airport have been increased and flight schedules are returning to normal, as the fuel pipeline repair is on track to be completed well before school holidays begin, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. “Auckland Airport is returning to business as usual, with the expected number of cancellations 2

22 September 2017 12:28 AM Jet fuel allocations at Auckland Airport increased

Airlines' jet fuel allocations at Auckland International Airport have been increased today, with fewer cancelled flights and Wynyard Wharf set to receive drop-offs this weekend, says Energy Minister Judith Collins. Carriers' fuel allocations have been raised to 50 percent normal from 30 percent rationing and just seven flights are expected to be cancelled 3

20 September 2017 5:38 PM Hamilton urged to give up cars

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 2

20 September 2017 9:51 AM Mexico earthquake: Many children killed at primary school

At least 30 people, mostly children, died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's earthquake, local media say. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Dozens of buildings were toppled, much of the electricity supply was cut and broken 4

20 September 2017 6:26 AM Regional council to provide advice following Waitomo slip

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 2

20 September 2017 5:46 AM Westlake crash sent students flying through the air, claims witness

A witness to the incident, who opted to stay anonymous, told Newshub the driver was in shock afterwards. He said the car mounted the kerb, before ploughing into the group of students standing at a bus stop outside WGHS. A Year 9 Westlake Girls student was sent flying about 10 metres, while two other older students - one boy and one girl - were flipped 2

20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

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 4

20 September 2017 3:20 AM Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school where several children were reported to have died. There has also been widespread damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State. The tremor struck while many people 2

20 September 2017 2:54 AM Auckland Fuel Crisis Day 7 latest: Government group launched

As the Auckland fuel crisis continues into its seventh day, the government has formed an action group to ensure jet fuel supply into Auckland. Flights continue to be disrupted in Auckland following the rupture of a pipe between Marsden Point and a petrol company-owned Wiri storage depot. Airlines have been rationing fuel by 30% but this is expected to be lifted