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He feels Wellington needs "less politics, less spin".
NZHerald     11 Aug 08:11 AM
He says there are less party politics at play at Greater Wellington Regional Council.
NZHerald

A man and four young people face charges after a ram-raid, a robbery and burglary in the Bay of Plenty.
RNZ     22 minutes ago
The incidents include a burglary on Grey Street, an aggravated robbery on Eleventh Avenue and a ram raid at Papamoa Plaza.
1 News

National's leader won't identify the staff member who was told about Sam Uffindell's past and did not pass the message on.
Stuff    
National leader sticks to the script as he keeps his staff out of the Sam Uffindell saga.
Stuff

Tauranga City Council have denied suggestions that they’ve already decided to bring 150 years of horse racing to an end in the city.
Stuff    
The Tauranga City Council is denying suggestions that is has already decided to bring 150 years of horse racing to an end in the city.
Stuff

Newshub    
The incident was reported to police about 4.30am near the Collins Rd level crossing in Melville.
Stuff
A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a train in Hamilton.
NZHerald
The incident happened near the Collins Road level crossing in the Hamilton suburb of Melville.
RNZ

Newshub    
As an architect melding "the solidity of the New Brutaliam with the lighweight vernacular of the Group Architects", the late Sir Miles Warren's architectural influence is huge.
Stuff

Modified ground used to fill Wellington's valleys nearly 100 years ago is growing old and putting the city at greater risk of landslips, a geomorphologist has… AUDIO
RNZ     about 1 hour ago
"We've got a lot of modified ground and a lot of them getting up around 100 years old."
NZHerald

Newshub    
A cheeky snack-loving dog, baby who looks like Woody Harrelson, and the sweetest video online are all in today's happy stories.
Stuff

Anxiety among staff at 27 education providers under the Te Pūkenga umbrella is reportedly “sky high”, with no guarantee their courses will continue.
Stuff    
The injured pekapeka's future will be determined by whether its wing can heal, Hamilton Zoo staff say.
Stuff

A teenage girl involved in the fatal home invasion of a 90-year-old Levin woman is back before court, facing robbery and theft charges.
RNZ     1 minute ago
Teenage girl involved in the fatal home invasion back before court, facing robbery and theft charges.
Stuff

The Tauranga MP has been stood down while past allegations are under investigation.
1 News     37 mins ago

The Government's chief economic advisor thought it was a bad idea, saying the money could be better spent.
Stuff    
Cabinet paper shows 'fairness risks' to the new payment scheme.
Stuff

A double hip replacement had be abandoned mid-operation because a set of tools were damp – a sign they may not have been properly sterilised.
Stuff    
A NZ duo who won gold qualifying them for the hip-hop world champs is doing the mahi to get themselves to Portugal.
Stuff

Newshub    
Police are looking for an 18-year-old whose kayak was found on the lake.
RNZ
The 18-year-old Māori man was last seen around 2.30pm on the western side of Lake Rotorua.
1 News
The search for an 18-year-old kayaker last seen on Lake Rotorua yesterday resumes today.
NZHerald
The 18-year-old man was last seen on Wednesday afternoon at Lake Rotorua.
1 News
His orange and blue kayak was recovered yesterday but there's still no sign of the 18-year-old.
Stuff

A leading Pacific human rights advocate says sports development programmes can help address gender-based violence.
Stuff    
ANALYSIS:When Pacific Forum economic ministers meet in Vanuatu the region’s troubled airline sector should be high on their agenda.
Stuff

A 17m long dead sperm whale has washed up on Rabbit Island, near Nelson.
RNZ     about 1 hour ago
It washed up on Rabbit Island on Wednesday morning.
1 News

The woman was seriously injured in the incident, which is believed to have involved an airgun.
Stuff    
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged after a woman was shot earlier this week in central Auckland.
RNZ

Online briefing suggests electricity system operator remains concerned about risk of morning power shortage.
Stuff    
Electricity system operator again presses power firms to put more generation into the market.
Stuff

Newshub    
There are 571 people in hospital with the virus, 28 fewer than Wednesday.
1 News
There are now a total of 1726 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19.
NZHerald
There are 4818 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today and there are 571 in hospital with the virus.
RNZ

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash wants to shift the university year so students can work in February and March, but industry figures are not jumping at the idea.
Stuff    
Government called on not to be swayed by fishing industry proposals to restrict – but not completely ban – bottom trawling on undersea mountains.
Stuff

A man with Nomad Gang links faces a raft of firearms, drugs and stolen vehicle charges after an alleged fleeing driver incident.
Stuff    
Police in Invercargill have arrested and charged a man with Nomad gang links following an alleged fleeing driver incident last Friday.
RNZ

Newshub    
"We still are seeing really concerning rates of bullying," John Fenaughty an academic who specialises in youth wellbeing said.
1 News

The author of a book described as a taonga for this generation and the next has taken out the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award for the fifth time.
RNZ     10 Aug 2022
Gavin Bishop’s book Atua won three of the top six awards at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
1 News

Almost a quarter of islands that eradicated pests in the past century are in Aotearoa, University of Auckland research finds.
Stuff    
Council officers acted in accordance with risk management framework regarding the issuance of earthquake-prone building notices for Nelson’s Civic House despite the delay in the alerting of elected members to the problems, review finds.
Stuff

Waka Kotahi is encouraging vehicle users to be vigilant because a number of scams are targeting vehicle owners.
Stuff    
Police arrived to find two builders holding the teen who attempted to flee after crashing a stolen vehicle.
Stuff

Newshub    
Brian Tamaki has admitted a charge of careless driving in Rotorua District Court today after a moment's "inattention" saw him crash into an elderly couple.
RNZ
Though not in court, his lawyer said he took full responsibility for the accident and was ordered to pay reparations to the two victims.
Stuff

Newshub    
Patients were early witnesses to injury that turned fatal for a mental health ward patient.
Stuff

The man is believed to have examined scores of patients before it was discovered he was not in fact a registered doctor.
Stuff    
Police are investigating concerns a doctor who saw patients used fake documentation to get a job at Middlemore Hospital.
RNZ
Alleged imposter was working in a clinical research position at Middlemore Hospital.
NZHerald
An Auckland man posed as a medical student for two years before being caught out. Then he got a job at Middlemore Hospital.
Stuff
Two investigations are underway after a man posing as a doctor was able to work at an Auckland hospital for over five months.
1 News
Middlemore Hospital is apologising to patients seen by a man pretending to be a doctor and contacting each one.
RNZ
Health authorities will review vetting process after allegations surface that a man posing as a doctor examined scores of patients
Stuff

There is no evidence of community transmission to date, and public health officials say the level of transmission risk is low.
Stuff    
The risk of community transmission as low, according to MoH.
NZHerald

NZHerald     11 Aug 05:11 PM
Multiple police officers are attending an incident in the Auckland suburb of Clendon Park.
RNZ

NZHerald     11 Aug 09:00 AM
Resealing a road is one of the most basic jobs AT can do, says Desley Simpson.
NZHerald

The number of days it takes to sell a house has gone through the roof.
NZHerald     11 Aug 09:00 AM
Properties are staying on the market longer but a REINZ spokesperson says Nelson Tasman is still an attractive region for buyers.
Stuff

A long-serving senior manager in local government says the future of our institutions remain relevant, despite the uncertainty of reform.
Stuff    
The New Plymouth District Council has received an A-grade from Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMARK programme after its latest independent assessment.
Stuff

Melissa Ewings, who disappeared near the Clarence River mouth two years ago, had been acting strangely under the influence of drugs, a coroner finds.
Stuff    

Firefighters at one of the country's busiest stations say they are clocking hundreds of hours in emergency overtime while struggling with faulty equipment, long…
RNZ     5:40 am today

Newshub    
A bill gets rid of the country's top watchdog for young people, the Children's Commissioner, in favour of a new system.
1 News
More than $1 billion of spending by Oranga Tamariki has been cleared by a review.
RNZ

Waka Kotahi contractor claimed gang members pressured him into changing licence details and taking out false loans in other people's names. A judge disagrees.
Stuff    
The debilitating effects of identity fraud committed by a drug-using former Waka Kotahi contract worker left a victim without his corporate career and forced to…
RNZ

Newshub    
Birth and parenting expert Janine Gard talks about having a new baby in the house.
NZHerald

Police have arrested a Hastings teenager and charged him with murder more than three months after the body of Adrian Humphreys was discovered at a remote Taranaki campground.
Stuff    
Adrian Humphreys from Rotorua was killed at a remote campground in May.
1 News
The 57-year-old was found dead at a remote campground on May 7.
NZHerald
Police investigating the murder of a man at a remote campground say despite their relief at an arrest, the case is not closed.
RNZ
Police have arrested a Hastings teenager and charged him with murder more than three months after the body of Adrian Humphreys was discovered at a remote Taranaki campground.
Stuff

Accomplished academic on home detention for premeditated intimidation of woman.
NZHerald     11 Aug 03:10 PM
An accomplished space scientist is now grounded on home detention for offences described as a determined campaign to break, humiliate and embarrass a woman he knew.
RNZ

Waikato Regional Council believes it is highly likely a human hand is involved in bringing a wallaby to a small town.
RNZ     10 Aug 2022
A wallaby found on in a small town on the northern border of Taranaki is no match for the local butcher – who says he’s not opposed to adding wallaby sausages to his menu.
Stuff

Newshub    
Police have arrested and charged a youth with murder over the death of Adrian Humphreys in Tāngarākau in May.
RNZ

The recent run of heavy rainfall has caused an estimated $1.5 million of damage to the Ashburton district's already battered roading network.
Stuff    
The recent run of heavy rainfall in the region has damaged an already battered roading network.
1 News

The entertainer is standing in the region’s Western Ward, against incumbent Rodger Letham and Deputy Mayor Liz McMillan.
1 News     15 mins ago
The Topp twin will run in the Western Ward against incumbent Rodger Letham and deputy mayor Liz McMillan.
Stuff

Newshub    
The 30-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday and joins two men in being charged with the alleged murder of Jacob Ramsay, a father of two who was expecting a third child prior to his death.
Stuff
A third person has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Taranaki farm worker Jacob Ramsay.
RNZ

News last updated:
Thursday, 11 August, 2022 20:17