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    Napier home-owners overwhelmed by families desperate to find rentals

    Napier home-owners overwhelmed by families desperate to find rentals


    Napier home owners have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in their rental properties as desperate families seek a place to live. One property owner received 900 inquiries within 24 hours. A spokesperson from...

    Napier home owners have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in their rental properties as desperate families seek a place to live. One property owner received 900 inquiries within 24 hours. A spokesperson from Hawke's...
    Kaimanawa horses to be immortalised in bronze

    Kaimanawa horses to be immortalised in bronze


    Once maligned as a scruffy herd of feral horses, grazing and trampling over threatened native plants, plans have now been announced to erect a bronze statue to celebrate the humble Kaimanawa brumbie. A group interested in...

    Once maligned as a scruffy herd of feral horses, grazing and trampling over threatened native plants, plans have now been announced to erect a bronze statue to celebrate the humble Kaimanawa brumbie. A group interested in the...
    $50,000 gifted to charities close to Kiwi mum Abby Hartley's heart

    $50,000 gifted to charities close to Kiwi mum Abby Hartley's heart


    The family of a Kiwi mum who died in a Bali hospital after a medical emergency are gifting a chunk of the $230,000 donated in a frantic bid to bring her home to charity. Abby Hartley was rushed into emergency surgery after...

    The family of a Kiwi mum who died in a Bali hospital after a medical emergency are gifting a chunk of the $230,000 donated in a frantic bid to bring her home to charity. Abby Hartley was rushed into emergency surgery after falling...
    Police share warning after two Oamaru men lose $40,000 in mail scam

    Police share warning after two Oamaru men lose $40,000 in mail scam


    Police are warning Waitaki residents not to be taken in by a Malaysian-based postal scam that has left two Oamaru men out of pocket by nearly $40,000.One man lost a sum believed to be just over $20,000 and another about...

    Police are warning Waitaki residents not to be taken in by a Malaysian-based postal scam that has left two Oamaru men out of pocket by nearly $40,000.One man lost a sum believed to be just over $20,000 and another about $19,000...
    Gusts of 80km/h delays flights at Hawke's Bay Airport

    Gusts of 80km/h delays flights at Hawke's Bay Airport


    Strong wind caused several flights in and out of the beleaguered Hawke's Bay Airport to be delayed today. An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said flight NZ8884 from Wellington to Napier circled the airport several times before...

    Strong wind caused several flights in and out of the beleaguered Hawke's Bay Airport to be delayed today. An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said flight NZ8884 from Wellington to Napier circled the airport several times before landing...
    Upset family hand over second suspect in 82-year-old's bashing

    Upset family hand over second suspect in 82-year-old's bashing


    The second suspect behind the brutal robbery of an 82-year-old Kerikeri man has been handed over to police by his upset family. The two 17-year-olds appeared in the Kaikohe District Court this afternoon jointly charged with...

    The second suspect behind the brutal robbery of an 82-year-old Kerikeri man has been handed over to police by his upset family. The two 17-year-olds appeared in the Kaikohe District Court this afternoon jointly charged with aggravated...
    Firefighters contain blaze ripping through South Auckland's Manurewa Rugby League club

    Firefighters contain blaze ripping through South Auckland's Manurewa Rugby League club


    Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews have contained a blaze which ripped through the Manurewa Rugby League and Sports Club earlier this evening.A Fenz spokesman told the Herald the fire on Claymore St was well involved in...

    Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews have contained a blaze which ripped through the Manurewa Rugby League and Sports Club earlier this evening.A Fenz spokesman told the Herald the fire on Claymore St was well involved in flames...

    Sallies would welcome adoption inquiry 'to bring healing'


    More than 100,000 young women were sent to maternity homes for unwed mothers run by the Salvation Army.The organisation has now pledged to assist any inquiry into historic adoption practices, something the Government is...

    More than 100,000 young women were sent to maternity homes for unwed mothers run by the Salvation Army.The organisation has now pledged to assist any inquiry into historic adoption practices, something the Government is considering.Lieutenant...
    Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch on politics, Hanson, deportations and manners

    Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch on politics, Hanson, deportations and manners


    He thinks our politics are tame, he agrees with Peter Dutton's deportation policies and he certainly isn't in New Zealand to learn any manners, as Pauline Hanson suggested, but New Zealand journalist-turned-Australian Senator...

    He thinks our politics are tame, he agrees with Peter Dutton's deportation policies and he certainly isn't in New Zealand to learn any manners, as Pauline Hanson suggested, but New Zealand journalist-turned-Australian Senator Derryn...
    Students write new chapter in battle against youth suicide

    Students write new chapter in battle against youth suicide


    A positive message on the back of an exercise book could change or even save a life — and the goal of two University of Waikato students is to make it happen.Born on the same day, four years apart, Taylor Hamlin, 20, and Kale...

    A positive message on the back of an exercise book could change or even save a life — and the goal of two University of Waikato students is to make it happen.Born on the same day, four years apart, Taylor Hamlin, 20, and Kale Isaac,...
    Want your first home? You'll need to spend $700 a week on your mortgage, report says

    Want your first home? You'll need to spend $700 a week on your mortgage, report says


    A typical Auckland first-home buyer would need take on a $600,000 mortgage and pay more than $700 a week just to get a foothold in the market.That's according to financial website interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan...

    A typical Auckland first-home buyer would need take on a $600,000 mortgage and pay more than $700 a week just to get a foothold in the market.That's according to financial website interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability...
    Social agency says petrol taxes are taking food off the table for the poor

    Social agency says petrol taxes are taking food off the table for the poor


    Fuel taxes being introduced by a Labour-led Government and Auckland's Labour mayor Phil Goff are taking food off the table for the poor, says a social agency.Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) said fuel taxes by their...

    Fuel taxes being introduced by a Labour-led Government and Auckland's Labour mayor Phil Goff are taking food off the table for the poor, says a social agency.Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) said fuel taxes by their nature...
    Repatriated Kiwi sailors returned to families in Auckland from England

    Repatriated Kiwi sailors returned to families in Auckland from England


    The remains of two Royal New Zealand Navy sailors who died in England during the 1950s have been returned to their families in Auckland today.Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin and Engine Room Artificer Apprentice...

    The remains of two Royal New Zealand Navy sailors who died in England during the 1950s have been returned to their families in Auckland today.Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin and Engine Room Artificer Apprentice Philip...
    The 'Waka jumping bill' would hamper NZ's electoral freedom, international experts say

    The 'Waka jumping bill' would hamper NZ's electoral freedom, international experts say


    New Zealand's electoral freedom ranking would likely take a hit if the Government adopts the so called Waka Jumping Bill, according to the organisation in charge of the World Electoral Freedom Index (WEFI). But the Government...

    New Zealand's electoral freedom ranking would likely take a hit if the Government adopts the so called Waka Jumping Bill, according to the organisation in charge of the World Electoral Freedom Index (WEFI). But the Government is...
    'Things would be okay' - National claim Winston Peters called Wally Haumaha about inquiry

    'Things would be okay' - National claim Winston Peters called Wally Haumaha about inquiry


    Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has denied a claim he called under-fire deputy police commissioner Wally Haumaha to assure him "things would be okay", despite him being at the centre of a Government inquiry.This...

    Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has denied a claim he called under-fire deputy police commissioner Wally Haumaha to assure him "things would be okay", despite him being at the centre of a Government inquiry.This afternoon,...
    Man accused of causing crash that killed Taranaki teen named

    Man accused of causing crash that killed Taranaki teen named


    Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of causing the crash that killed Taranaki teenager Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg.The man who was driving one of the vehicles involved in the crash can now be identified as...

    Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of causing the crash that killed Taranaki teenager Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg.The man who was driving one of the vehicles involved in the crash can now be identified as 37-year-old...
    Cooking the Books podcast: The NZ family man saving 50 per cent of his income

    Cooking the Books podcast: The NZ family man saving 50 per cent of his income


    Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the strategies one New Zealander uses to get financial independence. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to...

    Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the strategies one New Zealander uses to get financial independence. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking...
    Primary teachers and principals reject Government's latest settlement offer

    Primary teachers and principals reject Government's latest settlement offer


    Primary teachers and principals have rejected the Government's latest offers of settlement, saying it does not address the teacher shortage that is at "crisis point".The secret online ballot for New Zealand Educational...

    Primary teachers and principals have rejected the Government's latest offers of settlement, saying it does not address the teacher shortage that is at "crisis point".The secret online ballot for New Zealand Educational Institute...
    Sheep with All Blacks-inspired mullet goes viral

    Sheep with All Blacks-inspired mullet goes viral


    Te Kuiti has its share of "favourite sons".You need only drive through the small King Country township's main street to see a statue of its biggest rugby export – the late, great Sir Colin Meads.There's also another Sir...

    Te Kuiti has its share of "favourite sons".You need only drive through the small King Country township's main street to see a statue of its biggest rugby export – the late, great Sir Colin Meads.There's also another Sir who's...
    A petition to stop the cull of 17,500 Tahr has surpassed 20,000 signatures

    A petition to stop the cull of 17,500 Tahr has surpassed 20,000 signatures


    A petition to halt the cull of tens of thousands of South Island Tahr has attracted more than 20,000 signatures in just 15 hours.But Conservation Minister, and Green Party MP, Eugenie Sage has called the National...

    A petition to halt the cull of tens of thousands of South Island Tahr has attracted more than 20,000 signatures in just 15 hours.But Conservation Minister, and Green Party MP, Eugenie Sage has called the National Party-organised...