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Too expensive and no pets: Upper Harbour renters tell their stories

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:24:07 +1300

Inflated rental prices and restrictions, such as not allowing pets, are having a "major social impact" on communities and even pushing some residents out, renters say.


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Kiwi nomad cyclists a third of way through London to Auckland journey

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:17:58 +1300

After cycling10,000 kilometres and passing through 15 countries, Anneke Liefting and Tane Welton are almost halfway through their mega-journey from London to Auckland. 


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Former senior police officer Dave Pizzini wins Manurewa Local Board by-election

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:35:15 +1300

Dave Pizzini says his background as a "family man" may have helped him win a south Auckland electoral contest.


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Teenager excited to open first art exhibition on Waiheke Island

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:19:43 +1300

At 14, Chris Anderson's artistic talent has already been spotted.


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Silapea Momoisea pleads guilty to murder and attempted murder in south Auckland

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:20:32 +1300

The woman charged with the murder of a man in Otara in south Auckland last year has pleaded guilty to one charge of murder, and one charge of attempted murder. 


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Surprise wasp release to control pest plant, okay with Auckland Council

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:59:03 +1300

An army of wasps has been released in an Auckland reserve to help take down a pest plant that has made the area its home.


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Auckland's City Rail Link faces delays after unnamed bidder walks away

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:58:48 +1300

Auckland's $3.4 billion City Rail Link will be delayed by up to three months following the withdrawal of a preferred bidder from the process.


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The Grocer's Market suppliers owed $250k

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:43:49 +1300

The Grocer's Market owes $250,000 to at least 30 suppliers and has not paid 15 staff, the liquidator of its contract holding company says.


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Commerce Commission asked to investigate Trade Me fee changes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:03:06 +1300

Almost 20 retailers have complained to the competition watchdog over fee changes by Trade Me.


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Daniel Newman: Drug prison sentences should increase from two to eight years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:52:55 +1300

OPINION: Last year the Chief Coroner and the Police issued a warning following at least seven deaths in July, which appeared to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis.


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Jury deliberating in murder-accused New Zealander Clinton Thinn's US trial

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:10:01 +1300

A jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of Clinton Thinn, the New Zealander accused of murder in the US.


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Auckland woman's bunions lead to $150K legal battle with insurer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:33:54 +1300

A case of bunions, and a bungled surgery to remove them, has led to a $150,000 legal battle between an Auckland woman and her insurer.


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Olympic gold medalist Arthur Parkin found guilty of two indecent assault charges against a child

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:39:05 +1300

Olympic gold medallist Arthur Parkin has been found guilty on two charges of indecently assaulting a young girl.


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Quakes and ageing trains hit KiwiRail revenue

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:35:27 +1300

State-owned KiwiRail has posted an operating surplus of $15 million after battling the challenges of earthquakes and ageing locomotives.


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Mark Mitchell and Steven Joyce bid for National leadership

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:16:20 +1300

Two former Cabinet ministers from Rodney have thrown their names in the hat to become the next leader of the National Party.


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Australian retail group to buy Macpac

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:56:41 +1300

Another New Zealand outdoor clothing and equipment company has changed hands.


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Former Ray White property manager under investigation amid scamming claims

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:33:02 +1300

Nearly 25 landlords may have been robbed of thousands of dollars by an Auckland property manager, according to allegations lodged to the Real Estate Authority (REA).


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Waiuku water leaves foul taste in residents' mouths

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:28:36 +1300

Waiuku residents fed up with the taste of their tap water are calling for action.

A petition for better tasting water started last month has gained traction with more than 2500 people signing it, due to a range of concerns.


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Council moves to close Waitākere Ranges and Hunua kauri areas

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:28:03 +1300

Auckland's biggest kauri forests are set to be off limits to the public from May.


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Auckland's maternity wards need to fill 30 midwifery positions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:22:23 +1300

An Auckland midwife says she is turning away tearful, pregnant women as the staffing crisis hits Auckland.


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