Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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Prince Harry loses High Court security challenge
Prince Harry has lost a High Court challenge over his royal security arrangements. The Duke of Sussex took legal action against the British Government over a decision...
The Huddle: Were Melissa Lee's comments from yesterday out of line?
Tonight on The Huddle, David Farrar from Kiwiblog and Curia and Ali Jones from Red PR joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! Yesterday,...
OCR review: What does yesterday's announcement mean for your mortgage?
Households can breathe a temporary sigh of relief following yesterday's announcement from the Reserve Bank. The Bank has held the OCR steady at 5.5 percent, in line...
Golden Shears 2024: World's biggest sheep-shearing contest starts up in Masterton
The world's biggest sheep-shearing event is kicking off in Masterton today. Over 500 shearers and wool-handlers are taking part in the three-day event, an increase...
Proposed Newshub closure reflective of wider industry turmoil, expert warns
There's growing concern that the proposed closure of Newshub could be a sign of tougher times for the media industry. Warner Bros. Discovery revealed they planned...
Consumer rights: What can Christchurch Blink-182 fans expect from here?
There's salt in the wound for Christchurch Blink-182 fans after bassist Mark Hoppus was filmed ripping on the city. It comes after the band announced they were cancelling...
Doctors, dentists warned about anticipated delays in pay rises
Health New Zealand says it's going as fast as it can to combat huge delays in implementing pay rises. It's been three months since senior doctors and dentists settled...
ACT's David Seymour suggests TVNZ dividend could improve returns, competition
ACT Party leader David Seymour has asked Treasury to look into the returns the station is offering tax-payers, after 1News' competitor Newshub revealed it was broke. Warner...
'Surprising': Waitomo Chief Executive responds to leap year glitch impacting fuel pumps
An issue with paying for fuel at outdoor pumps has been confirmed as being related to the leap year. The extra day in February has affected Allied, Waitomo, Gull...
Winston Peters explains implications of Hamas' designation as a terrorist entity
The designation of Hamas as a terrorist entity isn't expected to have implications for controversial pro-Palestine protest chants. Both the movement's military and...
Barry Soper: Efeso Collins really left a mark in Parliament
The life and legacy of Fa’anana Efeso Collins has been celebrated at the Manukau Events Centre. Thousands of people, including Prime Minister Chris Luxon, former...
NSW Police Commissioner called to take action against alleged Sydney double murderer
NSW's Police Commissioner has taken the first steps to remove Beau Lamarre-Condon from the state's police force. Lamarre-Condon has been accused of murdering Sydney...
Black Caps v Australia: Can New Zealand end the drought?
New Zealand seamer Matt Henry is leading the way on the opening day of the first cricket test against Australia at the Basin Reserve. He's taken three wickets to...
'We're really excited': Wellington City Council moves forward with Reading Cinema land purchase
Wellington's mayor is celebrating a controversial multi-million dollar development deal. Wellington City Council today agreed to continue with its plan to buy the...
UK MPs to receive £31 million security package for extra protection
British MPs facing threats to their safety can opt for extra security as part of a new package. £31 million has been allocated to help protect concerned politicians,...
The Huddle: What does the Newshub closure mean for the future of the sector?
Tonight on The Huddle, Sarah Trotman from Business Mentors and Jack Tame from ZB's Saturday Mornings and Q&A joined in on a discussion about the following issues...
Interest rate cuts won't be happening anytime soon, warns expert
The Reserve Bank Governor says inflation is still too high to consider cutting the OCR. Adrian Orr held the OCR steady at 5.5 percent today, in line with most economist's...
Market responds positively to today's OCR update, according to expert
The Reserve Bank Governor has held the Official Cash Rate at 5.5 percent today, as expected by most economists. Adrian Orr says there was discussion on whether to...
Jenee Tibshraeny: Nicola Willis unveils plan to exempt some trusts from tax rates
Finance Minister Nicola Willis wants to exempt some trusts from paying the new 39 percent trustee tax rate. She hinted the Government planned to modify the bill...
Barry Soper: Hipkins delivers incensed speech amid anti-smoking legislation repeal
Chris Hipkins has given a seething speech in the House, slamming the Government's unwinding Labour's smokefree laws. The legislation had restricted retailers who...
Joe Biden and Donald Trump dominate in Michigan primaries
Over in the US, President Biden and former President Trump have won their respective parties' Michigan's presidential primaries. Both candidates are still likely...
Devon Conway ruled out of Black Caps test, more damage revealed
The Black Caps will be without Devon Conway for the first cricket test against Australia in Wellington, with more damage revealed to his left thumb. Conway suffered...
Financial constraints blamed for Tarras airport project pause
Christchurch Airport has pulled back and put their controversial Tarras airport project on hold. Chief executive Justin Watson announced that all future work on...
Woolworths Director hopes to restore confidence in rat-plagued Dunedin store
Building back trust is next on the agenda for the rat-plagued Countdown Dunedin South. It reopened today, after being closed for almost three weeks for pest management...
ACT's David Seymour reveals the origin of his Canadian accent
There's a clip of David Seymour making the rounds on social media that has viewers scratching their heads. In the interview, recorded in 2010, the ACT leader was...