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NZ brews set gold standard at awards

New Zealand brewers and cider-makers have set the gold standard at the 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards, taking all but one of the 12 Champion trophies available to hundreds of local and international entries. In an impressive double-header result,...... Read More

Taranaki whale toll reaches 12

Twelve dead sperm whales have now been found on a South Taranaki beach in what the Department of Conservation is calling a rare event. Eight of them were found on Kaupokonui Beach last Thursday, three additional ones yesterday, and another one today. The...... Read More

Nurses to reveal whether they will strike today

Overworked, stressed and struggling to keep up with an increasing workload, nurses say they've had enough. The nurses organisation will today reveal whether its members have voted in favour of nationwide strikes over pay and staffing concerns. Auckland...... Read More

BNZ to work with those impacted by banking outage

BNZ says it will work with customers who lost money from a power outage that saw its electronic services down for hours yesterday. The bank has also issued an apology for people affected by the outage. ATMs, EFTPOS, and internet and mobile banking...... Read More

Minister delays signing Pare Hauraki settlement

The Minister for Treaty Settlements says he will hold off on signing the controversial Pare Hauraki settlement while further consultation takes place. The decision follows a hikoi at Parliament earlier this month where about 600 people demanded the...... Read More

Abortion views in NZ yet ’to be put to the test’

The Justice Minister says he'd be surprised if New Zealand didn't follow Ireland's lead in abortion law reform. In Ireland, 66 percent of the electorate voted to change the country's strict abortion laws, with thousands of Irish citizens...... Read More

Urgent changes needed to better support veterans - report

The government accepts urgent changes are needed to better support Defence Force veterans and their families. An independent review, published this week by Auckland University Professor Ron Paterson, is critical of the Veterans' Support Act, making...... Read More

Weekend road toll stands at 5

The road toll for the weekend stands at five, after a collision in Puwera, near Whangārei today. The driver of a car died when they crashed into another car early this morning. Eight other people were injured in the crash, one critically. Four other...... Read More