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Barack Obama to visit New Zealand next month

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:16:25 +1200

Former US President Barack Obama will visit New Zealand in March, it has been confirmed. He will speak at an event hosted by the New Zealand-United States Council on March 22. It is understood Obama's visit is being co-sponsored...

CBL Insurance will continue to operate as interim liquidators assess financial position

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:21:52 +1200

The interim liquidators of CBL Insurance say they will continue to operate the business and are assessing its financial position. McGrathNicol's Kare Johnstone and her colleague Andrew Grenfell were appointed as interim liquidators...

SH60 reopens to some non-essential travel on Takaka Hill after damage by ex-Cyclone Gita

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:04:00 +1200

Takaka Hill has reopened to allow a steady flow of traffic to get on the move using a single lane. The hillside had collapsed during ex-Cyclone Gita, leaving one section of SH60 in desperate need of a complete rebuild. The New...

Editorial: Expo's success down to what happens next

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +1200

THE unique Thrive Whanganui expo over two days this week was a wholly commendable effort. The event aimed to promote social enterprise - small, niche businesses that also have a mission to make an impact environmentally, socially...

Man injured in Omanawa Falls plunge remains in Tauranga Hospital

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:55:16 +1200

An Auckland man injured after falling from Omanawa Falls is in stable condition in Tauranga Hospital this morning. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched the 30-year-old out of the area and transferred him to an ambulance to be taken...

No lifting of New Plymouth boil-water notice after water restored following ex-Cyclone Gita

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:39:55 +1200

The state of emergency has lifted in New Plymouth but the district council has told residents they will need to keep boiling their water for the next week. By 2am today water had been restored to all properties that were affected...

Russell: Not far from those madding crowds in New Zealand's Bay of Islands

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +1200

Alexia Santamaria finds secluded beauty just outside Russell. The Bay of Islands, that well-known hub for holiday-makers, can be one of the busiest tourist spots in country. However, I was delighted on a recent family trip, to find...

Farmer tending to beehives killed in crash on farm near Gisborne

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:40:31 +1200

A farmer has been killed this morning in a crash near Gisborne. The man crashed his beekeeping truck on farmland in Motu while tending to beehives at about 1.26am. The driver of the truck, a man in his 20s, was found dead at the...

Local Focus: Build a house for $26,000

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:30:47 +1200

Eve Macfarlane and Chris Morrison built their house in Raglan for just $26,000. It's a Tiny Home on the back of an old trailer and is just 6.8 metres long by 2.4 metres wide by 4.1 metres high. "It doesn't really feel small once...

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Labour's no-shake 'ballsy' and deserves respect

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:21:00 +1200

Two men deserve to be singled out for services to women this week. They're Labour MPs Kieran McAnulty and Rino Tirikatene. On Thursday, their fellow Labour MP Jo Luxton found herself in an humiliating situation. She was told just...

New Zealander of the Year Kristine Bartlett pinged by pricey Jetstar flight change

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:19:32 +1200

An iconic equal pay crusader has been stung by Jetstar with a costly flight change fee that left her "gobsmacked". The reigning Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Kristine Bartlett was trying to fly home with a friend after accepting...

Clarke Gayford: Hooking up to technology, the Fish of the Day presenter tries out some high-tech tackle

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +1200

The advances in fish-finding equipment are mind-boggling. I was fishing off Gisborne last week and one of the spots we sometimes swing by is called Fluke Rock. Named, presumably, because, well, someone once fluked it without any...

Former All Black Zac Guildford goes to school as a teacher aide

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:41:19 +1200

Former All Black Zac Guildford still hopes to play professional rugby again - but for now he's loving his new job as a teacher aide at a primary school in Hamilton. Guildford mainly looks after two children who have some learning...

Paracyclist Nau Puriri's Paralympics bid 32 years after stroke

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:13:20 +1200

A Whangārei paracyclist has his sights set on Paralympic glory at the 2020 Tokyo Games, despite only taking up the sport three years ago. Nau Puriri had a stroke at age 5, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 8 and at 12 had brain...

Top Kiwi chef among huge number of Kiwis wanting to learn te reo Maori

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:00:14 +1200

Top chef Martin Bosley is among Kiwis flocking to learn te reo Māori. But education providers are struggling to keep up with demand, with one course juggling a waiting list of more than 330 people. Bosley applied for a beginners...

Teen family violence survivor: I made it out, but other kids don't

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:09:08 +1200

To the world he was an assistant principal, sports coach, loving husband, dedicated father. But behind closed doors he was a monster - beating, belittling, berating and bullying his wife and children every day. "He was really,...

Russell McVeagh and the limits of the law

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:54:02 +1200

Revelations of alleged sexual harassment by a former partner at Russell McVeagh underscore the unique privilege of the legal profession. "Abusers don't need to tear through the law because their very relationship with the law protects...

Local Focus: Ethkick football tournament kicks off

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:42:45 +1200

It's kick off time as Palmerston North prepares to host the 9th Ethkick football tournament. It's a fiercely competitive six-a-side event, with teams representing some of the 130 different ethnicities living in little old Palmy....

Dumplings meet icecream in a unique celebration of the Chinese New Year

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:30:17 +1200

If you thought you'd seen it all, you were wrong. In a case of togs or undies, Auckland icecream store Giapo has blurred the lines between dumplings and icecream with their latest creation for Chinese New Year. Giapo was offering...

Volvo Ocean Race village opens at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:08:10 +1200

The Volvo Ocean Race event has been launched in Auckland with a pōwhiri at the Viaduct Harbour. Although the boats aren't due to arrive until Wednesday, the race village opened at 10am. Minister for Economic Development David...