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Andrew Little: 'Longer sentences, more prisoners - it doesn't work and it has to stop'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:27:04 +1200

Minister of Justice Andrew Little has laid out a vision for criminal justice reform which sees sentencing law relaxed and a rejection of "tough on crime"-style politics.His comments during an interview with the NZ Herald have...

Media Files:|caption=The Kituku High Risk Unit in the High Security building at Waikeria Prison, Waikato. Photo / Michael Craig

OPINION: Devonport's maunga will have limited vehicle access - Paul Majurey

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:43:36 +1200

In his recent colourful Herald piece, "A high-handed act on Mt Victoria", Devonport resident Geoff Chapple railed against the Tūpuna Maunga Authority's decision to pedestrianise the tihi (summit) of Takarunga/Mt Victoria.We...

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Thrive Whanganui expo promotes business with a heart

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +1200

The two-day social enterprise expo, Thrive Whanganui, kicks off on Wednesday aiming to shake up the business world.More than 200 people from all over the North Island will be at Wednesday's events at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre...

Media Files:|caption=Nicola Patrick, Robin Williamson and Andre Taylor with the cloth bags and lanyards made at the prison

Local Focus: Jamie Oliver-inspired eatery Happy Puku staffed by homeless

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:59:12 +1200

Onions from Merivale community gardens, wild rosemary from the railway tracks on the Strand, crushed cumin and ginger from Sixth Avenue Farmers' Market, and a hearty squeeze of lemons from Aunty's garden.Lauren Simeon is lovingly...

Media Files:|caption=Chef Stephen Wilson teaches Lauren Simeon how to cook "with love" using fresh local produce and healthy recipes. Photo / Jaden McLeod

Northland entrepreneur Ani Heta delivers healthy eating for local business and schools

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:32:33 +1200

Ani Heta is a very busy lady. The 24-year-old entrepreneur is sole owner of The Lunch Box Whangarei.Her business supplies school lunches to seven Whangarei schools. She also has another separate branch to the venture where she...

Media Files:|caption=Young Maori entrepreneur Ani Heta provides gourmet lunches and vegan friendly food to local businesses and schools. Photo / John Stone

Leadership hopeful says it is time for National to 'straighten up'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +1200

Leadership hopeful Judith Collins says National has gone too far to the left and it is time to "straighten up."And asked about the other two contenders for the National leadership, she said Amy Adams was more to the left than Simon...

Media Files:|caption=Judith Collins this week after announcing she want to be National Party leader. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Māori school feeds body, mind and spirit for $4 a day

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +1200

Parents of students at Tai Wānanga don't pay anything for education - but they pay $4 a day for the school to give their children breakfast and lunch.The state school opened in 2011 under the "special character" clause that...

Media Files:|caption=Toby Westrupp: "If the students are physically active, nutritionally fed and spiritually connected, then they are ready to learn." Photo / Michael Craig

Security to be arranged for dead whale found washed up on Papamoa Beach

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:56:09 +1200

Security was being put into place overnight for a dead whale found washed up on a far eastern stretch of Papamoa Beach today. Department of Conservation spokeswoman Jessyca Bernard said the department received several calls from...

Media Files:|caption=A dead whale has been found at the far eastern end of Papamoa beach. Image/Google Maps