Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters
Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened...
NZME Business commentator on the National Party's caucus reshuffle
Chris Luxon has named his new caucus after becoming National leader. The new shadow cabinet boasts a mixture of youth and experience, with former leaders remaining...
The Huddle: National reshuffle, State Highway 1 roadworks, northern border
Chaos already on State Highway 1 south of the Auckland border ahead of summer. NZTA has said that overnight roadworks between Rangiriri and Ohinewai will start on...
New study shows one combo meal provides an entire day's energy
A new study from the University of Auckland may make you pull a U-turn out of the drive-thru tonight. New research shows one combo meal provides an entire day’s...
Freight Fowarders Federation: Relying on the spot price market isn't ideal
Freight forwarders say the spot price market isn't ideal. New Zealand freight forwarders will have to rely on the spot price market next year as the sector understands...
Grant Robertson: Police checkpoints on northern border is an issue police are dealing with
Grant Robertson is deflecting criticism over police officers being called in to man Auckland's northern border. It's understood about 300 cops will be redeployed...
Christchurch 16-year-old accused of murdering Levi Haami appears in court
A 16-year-old youth has appeared in court this afternoon facing a charge of murder following a fatal assault in central Christchurch at the weekend. He has entered...
Waikato District Mayor: Roadworks south of Auckland border won't be finished before reopening
The Waikato District Council Mayor is sceptical roadworks on State Highway 1 south of Auckland will be complete before the borders open up. The night works between...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Chris Luxon's social investment policy is a fantastic idea
I’m really excited about the social investment policy Chris Luxon keeps talking about since becoming leader. No hard feelings if you hear the words social investment...
Police Association: Manning Auckland's northern border over summer doesn't make sense
Disappointment police officers still have to man Auckland's northern border over summer. It's understood about 300 cops will be redeployed from around New Zealand...
Queensland border reopening date revealed as state hits milestone double dose vaccination
The agonising wait for the Queensland border to reopen is finally over, with the state’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the hard border will come down...
Barry Soper: It may be a matter of time before Judith Collins moves on
Musing Judith Collins mightn't stay with the National Party. New leader Chris Luxon's demoted Collins to number 19 on the list, handing her the Research, Science,...
Auckland high school principals on their approaches to exams and unexpected event grades
Thousands of school students have chosen to skip their end of year exams this year. Reports of as few as 15 per cent of students are turning up and taking the unexpected...
Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms
Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced...
Japan retracts new flight bookings ban after criticisms
Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy...
Business commentator: Luxon should speak to his old Unilever boss on climate
Christopher Luxon’s first few days will be seen as a reasonable success, but we’re yet to see which policy directions National will take under his leadership, particularly...
Northland businessman: Iwi checkpoint law change is frustrating
A Northland businessman says the region's seeing booking cancellations due to checkpoints. Police will keep Northland's borders in place with iwi support when Auckland's...
Sports Huddle: Black Caps vs India, Peng Shuai
The Black Caps' 2nd test against India is not off to a good start. The first session in Mumbai was delayed due to a wet outfield, but now Kane Williamson has been...
Peng Shuai has second video call with IOC but transcript won’t be released
The IOC has had a second video call with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. IOC President Thomas Bach says that Peng has reconfirmed that she is safe and well, despite...
LA Correspondent: Meghan Markle had anticipated her letter to her father would be leaked
Meghan Markle has won her court battle against the Mail on Sunday. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision that Markle had a “reasonable expectation of privacy”...
David Seymour: New Northland iwi law is a shady part of rushed lawmaking
Iwi will be able to stop cars travelling into Northland. The Government changed Covid laws on November 20 to grant iwi organisations power to close roads and public...
Barry Soper: Northland iwi laws, Luxon in Auckland, Roy Morgan poll
The Government passed a law on November 20 giving iwi organisations in Northland the right to stop vehicles travelling to the region. The checkpoints will be under...
Brett Kavanaugh downplays importance of precedent as he considers reversing abortion laws
When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was facing tough questions during his 2018 confirmation battle about his views on the Supreme Court's abortion rulings. he returned...
Bar owner: It's a vibe on the Auckland Viaduct in the first day out of lockdown
Pints are pouring and cocktails are being sipped on Auckland's waterfront. Hospitality businesses dusted off tables and opened their doors this morning after 107...
Simon Bridges: The decision to pull out of leadership race wasn't painful
Simon Bridges has revealed he dropped out of the race for National party leader because he didn't have the numbers. Bridges, who has previously held the top job,...