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8-year-old calls for help from crash on Great Barrier Island

An 8-year-old called for help when the car their mother was driving crashed down a bank on Great Barrier Island. Police said they received a report of a person trapped in a vehicle on Aotea Rd, above Palmers Beach on Great Barrier Island about 8.38pm last night. Three people had been in the vehicle when it rolled at low speed […]

Tobacco excise tax leading to murders and assaults at dairies, says Winston Peters

Tobacco prices are leading to murders and assaults in dairies, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says. A KPMG report commissioned by Imperial Tobacco NZ found that the Government lost up to $182 million in excise from the 9 per cent of tobacco that had been obtained illegally in 2017. Imperial Tobacco said eight years of “aggressive” excise increases contributed to […]

Commissioner appointed at Unitec to address financial difficulties and potential $19m shortfall

Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland has had a Commissioner appointed to address its financial difficulties. Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today that he was dissolving the Unitec Council and appointing Murray Strong as Commissioner due to the institute‘s need for urgent and significant financial support. Hipkins said Unitec is facing a shortfall of about $19 million this year, and […]

Winston Peters rejects Peter Dutton‘s ‘heavy lifting‘ claim on border patrol

Foreign Affairs Minister and Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has rejected a claim by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that Australia does all the “heavy lifting” when it comes to policing the region for illegal immigrants. Dutton made the comments last week during an interview on Australian radio while discussing Justice Minister Andrew Little‘s criticism of Australia‘s deportation policies, in […]

Eden Park Trust to make decision on Million Babies charity concert this week

A final decision on whether Eden Park can proceed with the proposed “Million Babies” Waitangi Day LifePod Appeal concert is likely to be made this week. A meeting has been called between trustees of The Eden Park Trust after its lawyers advised the consent process for the concert is likely to stretch beyond October and cost in excess of $750,000, […]