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Waitomo pumps Kiwi petrol price down below $2

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has dropped its fuel prices not just for a day but for all of next week, with Unleaded 91 petrol now less than $2 a litre. Until midday Friday 23 November, Waitomo is selling Unleaded 91 at $1.999 a litre,...... Read More

Cancelled prizegiving causing controversy

Silverdale School will no longer hold an end of year prizegiving, saying that rewarding some children over others does not align with its values. The decision is believed to be a first for New Zealand primary schools. Principal Cameron Lockie and...... Read More

Tradies earning more than graduates up to age 30

Some tradies are earning more than people who have completed degrees at university, a new study has found. Auckland consultancy firm Scarlatti tracked the average yearly income, through Inland Revenue tax records, of a group of 19 year olds right up...... Read More

Social workers aim to use public sector pay rise as leverage

Social workers contracted by Oranga Tamariki want to piggyback on a big pay boost going to their counterparts at the state agency. Oranga Tamariki's own social workers will next month get a 30 percent pay rise, in a $114 million pay equity deal. Those...... Read More

$16m more funds approved for St James Theatre renovation

An extra $16 million has been approved by the Wellington City Council to fund the renovation of the St James Theatre. All councillors, including the Mayor, voted unanimously at a meeting today. The theatre, which is made up of two buildings - the...... Read More