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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

’The Flash’ to invoke rematch clause

For the first time in ONE Championship history, Brazilian Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes was on the losing end of a decision, falling to Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines via split decision in the main event of...... 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

Unexplained death of baby in Porirua

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a three-month-old baby in Porirua on Tuesday night. "A scene examination is underway at a property on Warspite Avenue." said Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry. "Police are working...... Read More

Trotting Club fined $10k for underpaying staff

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. Following a Labour Inspectorate...... Read More

Ferry skipper fined $1688 after grounding

The skipper of one of Wellington’s East by West ferries, Iain David Wilson, has been fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding the passenger ferry, City Cat. Maritime NZ Central Region Compliance Manager, Michael-Paul Abbott, said Mr Wilson was...... Read More

Drugging and sexual assaults, three arrested

Three men have been arrested today following an investigation into drugging and sexual assaults relating to a Christchurch inner city bar and restaurant. Police executed a number of search warrants today and three men, aged 33, 34 and 36, were arrested. The...... Read More

Councils to consider case for Hamilton rail

Waikato councils will consider the business case for a start-up Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service expected to begin in 2020, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. The Waikato Regional Transport Committee last week voted unanimously...... Read More