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Cyclone Oma : Red alert re-issue for central Vanuatu

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:15 pm | RNZ

The red alert cyclone warning has been re-issued to central parts of Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Oma spirals northwest of Santo. More >>

Noise from Defence Force planes delays new homes

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:52 am | RNZ

Work on hundreds of new Auckland homes is being delayed by a year because Auckland Council is worried about noise from engine testing at the New Zealand Defence Force's air base at Whenuapai. More >>

Cyclone Oma veers west, still a category two

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:49 am | RNZ

A cyclone hovering near the top of Vanuatu has veered west overnight, and is heading out to sea. Cyclone Oma remains a category two storm with sustained winds of 95 kilometres an hour near its centre. More >>

SkyCity replacing Grenfell-style cladding panels

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:46 am | RNZ

The government is being too slow to introduce new regulations and policing measures on building supplies, the National Party says, as SkyCity announced its convention centre would be further delayed by the replacement of flammable panels. More >>

Dust cloud from Australia heading to NZ

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:35 am | RNZ

The big dust cloud that has been causing visibility and air quality problems in parts of Australia is heading to New Zealand. More >>

Wrongful convictions and false confessions

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:02 pm | RNZ

The true crime documentary series, Making a Murderer , became a global phenomenon when it first aired three years ago featuring the case of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey who were convicted of murdering a woman in Wisconsin. More >>

Govt to push for children to walk, scoot and bike to school

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:48 pm | RNZ

The government is looking at having more than half of children walking, cycling or scooting to school by 2030. More >>

Disability support wait times rise at Ministry of Education

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 1:11 pm | RNZ

A blow-out in waiting times for Education Ministry support for children with disabilities and behaviour problems is leaving some children waiting 10 months or more for help. More >>

Hawke's Bay DBH: inadequately sterilised surgical equipment

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 12:49 pm | RNZ

Officials at Hawke's Bay District Health Board say 55 patients may be affected by equipment that was not properly sterilised. More >>

Refugee 'medivac bill' passes Australia's lower house

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:55 am | RNZ

Amendments to the Migration Act have passed Australia's House of Representatives which could make it easier for sick refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru to be transferred to Australia for medical treatment. More >>

Indonesian police used snake to interrogate Papuan

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 4:57 pm | RNZ

The Associated Press reported that the admission came after a video of the interrogation went viral online. More >>

Facebook apologises for removing 'drag king's' content

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 4:47 pm | RNZ

Facebook says the deletion of more than 100 events posted by a Wellington drag king and events organiser Hugo Grrrl was the result of "an error". More >>

MPs back Simon Bridges despite low polling

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:41 pm | RNZ

National Party ranks are backing leader Simon Bridges, despite a significant drop in his popularity in the latest poll. More >>

Govt needs to sort out relationship with China - National

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:36 pm | RNZ

The National Party says it looks like New Zealand's relationship with China is deteriorating and the government needs to get its act together quickly to sort it out. More >>

Unannounced strike sees some North Shore buses cancelled

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 12:51 pm | RNZ

Auckland Transport said services were beginning to return to schedule following an earlier unannounced strike. More >>

Junior doctors on third two-day strike

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 12:46 pm | RNZ

Junior doctors are on another two-day strike but DHBs say they are well prepared and confident of progress in resolving the dispute. More >>

Refugee group weren't consulted on new settlement locations

Monday, 11 February 2019, 1:11 pm | RNZ

A refugee-led NGO is unhappy the government chose not to consult them on the new resettlement areas, which they say could be detrimental to refugees settling into life in New Zealand. More >>

Privacy failure: 'She felt vulnerable and unimportant'

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:17 pm | RNZ

The Privacy Commission has criticised a social service agency which took more than a year to apologise for an error that led to a woman being bullied by her work colleagues. More >>

Roading contractors nervous as projects finish

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:55 am | RNZ

Roading contractors nervous as projects finish: 'All of a sudden we see a dramatic ramp down' More >>

Sadowski Synnott claims gold at World Championships

Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:58 am | RNZ

New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski Synnott has won gold in the women's slopestyle at the World Championships in Utah. More >>

 

 

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