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    New Zealand still not equal, says Lizzie Marvelly

    New Zealand still not equal, says Lizzie Marvelly


    The work done by New Zealand suffragettes that brought women the vote still has some way to go before Kiwis live in an equal society.And it is time for men to stand up and do their part, Lizzie Marvelly said at the Michael...

    The work done by New Zealand suffragettes that brought women the vote still has some way to go before Kiwis live in an equal society.And it is time for men to stand up and do their part, Lizzie Marvelly said at the Michael King...
    Universities upgrade student mental health services, report increasing demand

    Universities upgrade student mental health services, report increasing demand


    WARNING: This article is about mental health and may be distressing for some readers. At least 11 university students have died by suspected suicide in New Zealand since 2015, prompting a shake-up of campus mental health...

    WARNING: This article is about mental health and may be distressing for some readers. At least 11 university students have died by suspected suicide in New Zealand since 2015, prompting a shake-up of campus mental health services.The...
    Kate Hawkesby: Brand Labour is surely red-hot, so why the need for consultants to polish the image?

    Kate Hawkesby: Brand Labour is surely red-hot, so why the need for consultants to polish the image?


    COMMENT: I see the Labour Party is bringing in consultants to polish its "brand".It's undergoing an image "check up" to revamp internal communications by making them "crisper".On top of this, MPs are participating in...

    COMMENT: I see the Labour Party is bringing in consultants to polish its "brand".It's undergoing an image "check up" to revamp internal communications by making them "crisper".On top of this, MPs are participating in workshops...
    71-minute chase around the Waikato ends in crash and three arrests

    71-minute chase around the Waikato ends in crash and three arrests


    Armed car thieves led police on a 71-minute car chase all around the Waikato in a stolen Suzuki Swift, attempting to ram patrol cars, with those involved eventually caught hiding behind bushes.It unfolded about midnight last...

    Armed car thieves led police on a 71-minute car chase all around the Waikato in a stolen Suzuki Swift, attempting to ram patrol cars, with those involved eventually caught hiding behind bushes.It unfolded about midnight last night...
    Mike Hosking: You're responsible for your KiwiSaver money, not the banks

    Mike Hosking: You're responsible for your KiwiSaver money, not the banks


    A bunch of number people have launched a series of ideas or changes, you could even call it a campaign, to do something about default funds in KiwiSaver. This, apparently, came out of what they see as the Government's weak...

    A bunch of number people have launched a series of ideas or changes, you could even call it a campaign, to do something about default funds in KiwiSaver. This, apparently, came out of what they see as the Government's weak response...
    Over $12k donated to grieving Auckland siblings who lost parents in Muriwai Beach tragedy

    Over $12k donated to grieving Auckland siblings who lost parents in Muriwai Beach tragedy


    Over $12,000 has been donated in less than 24 hours to support the nine grieving siblings whose parents drowned at Muriwai Beach. Former refugees Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa, 50, slipped into rough waters while...

    Over $12,000 has been donated in less than 24 hours to support the nine grieving siblings whose parents drowned at Muriwai Beach. Former refugees Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa, 50, slipped into rough waters while fishing...
    Local Focus: Exclusive five-star hotel for wētā in Manawatu/Whanganui

    Local Focus: Exclusive five-star hotel for wētā in Manawatu/Whanganui


    Nestled in the heart of the Tōtara Reserve in the Pohangina Valley is an unlikely five-star hotel.But this hotel's rooms aren't for human guests - they're for wētā. It's part of a project by Horizons Regional...

    Nestled in the heart of the Tōtara Reserve in the Pohangina Valley is an unlikely five-star hotel.But this hotel's rooms aren't for human guests - they're for wētā. It's part of a project by Horizons Regional Council...
    Rotorua dairy owner speaks out: 'Fog cannon saved me'

    Rotorua dairy owner speaks out: 'Fog cannon saved me'


    It was all over in mere minutes but as two people "stormed" dairy manager Rajat Sehdev, holding a knife to his neck, he felt like it was happening in slow motion.Sehdev was about to close up Pleasant Heights Supermart on...

    It was all over in mere minutes but as two people "stormed" dairy manager Rajat Sehdev, holding a knife to his neck, he felt like it was happening in slow motion.Sehdev was about to close up Pleasant Heights Supermart on Sunday...
    Auckland traffic flow steady but building, reports of fog

    Auckland traffic flow steady but building, reports of fog


    Fog is making life difficult for Auckland commuters as traffic starts to build on the motorway network. At 7.30am the NZ Transport Agency reported heavy patches of traffic on citybound lanes on the Northern, Southern and...

    Fog is making life difficult for Auckland commuters as traffic starts to build on the motorway network. At 7.30am the NZ Transport Agency reported heavy patches of traffic on citybound lanes on the Northern, Southern and Northwestern...
    Fire damage minimal after neighbours hear smoke alarm in Harper St house

    Fire damage minimal after neighbours hear smoke alarm in Harper St house


    Alert neighbours and working smoke alarms have saved another Whanganui house from major fire damage.Two neighbours rang Fire and Emergency to report smoke alarms sounding at a Harper St house about 3.20pm yesterday when the...

    Alert neighbours and working smoke alarms have saved another Whanganui house from major fire damage.Two neighbours rang Fire and Emergency to report smoke alarms sounding at a Harper St house about 3.20pm yesterday when the occupants...
    Rare birth: Ewe has quadruplets on Rotorua lifestyle block

    Rare birth: Ewe has quadruplets on Rotorua lifestyle block


    Robyn Wren had an inkling her ewe was pregnant with twins but when she woke to four new lambs in her paddock, she knew something rare had happened.The ewe, a suffolk cross, had given birth to quadruplets - a feat almost...

    Robyn Wren had an inkling her ewe was pregnant with twins but when she woke to four new lambs in her paddock, she knew something rare had happened.The ewe, a suffolk cross, had given birth to quadruplets - a feat almost unheard...
    Barry Soper: What Jacinda Ardern's artwork says about her

    Barry Soper: What Jacinda Ardern's artwork says about her


    COMMENT: It's been said of art that if everyone liked the same piece, the world would be a boring place. We'd all have the same thing hanging on our walls.It's just as well that isn't the case because there's little chance...

    COMMENT: It's been said of art that if everyone liked the same piece, the world would be a boring place. We'd all have the same thing hanging on our walls.It's just as well that isn't the case because there's little chance that...
    Your weather: Fine everywhere, except in Auckland with fog, showers

    Your weather: Fine everywhere, except in Auckland with fog, showers


    While most of the country basks in fine winter weather Aucklanders will be battling fog in the morning and dodging showers later in the day. A ridge of high pressure was covering most of the country producing dry and settled...

    While most of the country basks in fine winter weather Aucklanders will be battling fog in the morning and dodging showers later in the day. A ridge of high pressure was covering most of the country producing dry and settled weather,...
    Killer syphilis response 'totally inadequate': doctors

    Killer syphilis response 'totally inadequate': doctors


    Doctors have blasted the response to a syphilis epidemic killing babies as "totally inadequate".The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has urged Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter to take action, after cases...

    Doctors have blasted the response to a syphilis epidemic killing babies as "totally inadequate".The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has urged Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter to take action, after cases where...
    Dunedin dairy owner vows to sell up after latest robbery

    Dunedin dairy owner vows to sell up after latest robbery


    A dairy owner says she selling up after spree of holdups by a pair of armed masked robbers.Police in Dunedin say the attackers remain on the loose.On Sunday night, a masked man and woman stole $1000 worth of cigarettes and...

    A dairy owner says she selling up after spree of holdups by a pair of armed masked robbers.Police in Dunedin say the attackers remain on the loose.On Sunday night, a masked man and woman stole $1000 worth of cigarettes and loose...
    Man claims he was repeatedly abused by Awanui Black

    Man claims he was repeatedly abused by Awanui Black


    A former Tauranga man claims he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by Te Awanuiārangi Black.The man, who spoke on condition he was not identified, told the Bay of Plenty Times he wanted to share a secret he...

    A former Tauranga man claims he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by Te Awanuiārangi Black.The man, who spoke on condition he was not identified, told the Bay of Plenty Times he wanted to share a secret he had...
    Couple who drowned at Muriwai to be farewelled at joint funeral on Friday

    Couple who drowned at Muriwai to be farewelled at joint funeral on Friday


    The children of a Burmese couple who drowned while fishing at an Auckland beach will farewell their parents at a joint funeral on Friday.Former refugees Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa, 50, slipped into rough waters...

    The children of a Burmese couple who drowned while fishing at an Auckland beach will farewell their parents at a joint funeral on Friday.Former refugees Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa, 50, slipped into rough waters while...
    Brian Rudman: Census stats down for the count

    Brian Rudman: Census stats down for the count


    COMMENT: Statistics New Zealand churned out a press release the other day promising that "New Zealanders can be confident the 2018 Census will produce accurate and high-quality data which can be relied on by communities and...

    COMMENT: Statistics New Zealand churned out a press release the other day promising that "New Zealanders can be confident the 2018 Census will produce accurate and high-quality data which can be relied on by communities and decision...
    Party time for coffee with a conscience

    Party time for coffee with a conscience


    A community hub is determinedly putting down roots in Waterview, as non-profit cafe Waterview Coffee Project celebrates its fifth birthday. The area has seen a surge in development including the Waterview Tunnel opening to...

    A community hub is determinedly putting down roots in Waterview, as non-profit cafe Waterview Coffee Project celebrates its fifth birthday. The area has seen a surge in development including the Waterview Tunnel opening to traffic...
    Ian Taylor: Our Statue of Liberty could be a statue of unity

    Ian Taylor: Our Statue of Liberty could be a statue of unity


    COMMENT: Dear Aucklanders. Despite what many of you might believe, there are those of us beyond your city limits who take enormous pride in the fact that, not only are you our largest city, you are also the largest Polynesian...

    COMMENT: Dear Aucklanders. Despite what many of you might believe, there are those of us beyond your city limits who take enormous pride in the fact that, not only are you our largest city, you are also the largest Polynesian city...