Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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Concerns raised by councillors after mayor Tory Whanau admits to alcohol problem
Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau has admitted to having an alcohol problem. This statement follows another incident of drunken behaviour- which was recorded at a popular...
Austrian company pitches aerial cable cars as an option for Kiwi commuters
A cable car company is pitching gondolas as public transport solutions for a number of cities. A case has been presented to multiple councils by Austrian company...
Luxon's 100-day plan: Expert questions the Government's ambitions
Despite some setbacks, Luxon has unveiled his Government's 100-day plan. The plan features 49 action points, including repealing the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax,...
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The Reserve Bank says there may be a need for more interest rates hikes. It has held the Official Cash Rate at 5.5 percent, and their forecast track suggests no...
Bidens, Clintons and former leaders pay tribute to Rosalynn Carter at memorial service
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was honoured today at a memorial service. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, led other political figures in tribute- including...
Sam Cane suggests NZR allow overseas players to represent All Blacks
All Blacks captain Sam Cane believes New Zealand Rugby needs to have a conversation about allowing international players to play their club rugby abroad. The flanker's...
'Look at South Africa': Former Springbok agrees with Sam Cane's suggestion to NZR
Sam Cane is the latest to suggest opening up the All Blacks’ eligibility to New Zealanders playing for overseas clubs. The current All Blacks captain has asked NZ...
Rishi Sunak cancels meeting with Greek PM amid Elgin Marbles row
Greece's Prime Minister has criticised Rishi Sunak's last-minute cancellation of an anticipated meeting. Kyriakos Mitsotakis had hoped to raise the issue of returning...
The Huddle: Does Winston Peters have a point?
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What could the proposed changes to the Reserve Bank mean in practice?
As part of the coalition agreement, the Government revealed some new changes for the Reserve Bank. Its dual mandate will be ditched- and focus will return to keeping...
Incoming Agriculture Minister Todd McClay promises to review on-farm regulations
National's newly appointed Agriculture Minister has promised to review several on-farm regulations before the end of the year. Todd McClay plans to implement new...
Date set for disgraced ex-pat businessman Eric Watson's bankruptcy case
A date has been set for disgraced businessman Eric Watson's bankruptcy case to be called. The liquidators of Watson’s company, Cullen Investments, have chased him...
Public service cuts driving down Wellington property prices, warns ANZ economist
The Government's plan to slash the public sector is having an adverse impact on Wellington's property market. According to ANZ's latest property report, Wellington's...
Disappointment as Pharmac's supply of pain relief treatment runs low
Pharmac is about to run out of a crucial pain relief drug. The drug-buying agency was warned two years ago the Pfizer factory producing one-milligram liquid morphine...
Warehouse employees 'frustrated' about controversial giveaway scheme
Warehouse employees have expressed outrage over a new promotion led by the retail giant. The 'ring the bell' giveaway scheme involved staff offering lucky customers...
Fresh developments raised doubt over Tamihere verdict, justice reporter claims
A panel of judges are reconsidering the David Tamihere double murder conviction 33 years on. His case is being heard in the Court of Appeal. Tamihere was convicted...
'Doesn't pass the sniff test': ACT's David Seymour criticises the Public Interest Journalism Fund
ACT Leader David Seymour says the Public Interest Journalism Fund was silly policy. Deputy Prime Minister Winton Peters yesterday accused media of being bribed by...
Jason Walls: Luxon's bound to get annoyed with Winston's remarks
Winston Peters has doubled down on conspiratorial comments about the media, and gone further. Yesterday, he called a $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund...
Hundreds of notable Australians unite to condemn anti-Semitism in open letter
Hundreds of prominent Australians have come together to condemn anti-Semitism in an open letter. State premiers, industry leaders, athletes and media personalities...
What to expect ahead of the Black Caps - Bangladesh test match
The Black Caps are bowling first in the opening cricket test against hosts Bangladesh in Sylhet. Moments ago, Bangladesh were 20 without loss, with New Zealand having...
Kūwao Space co-owner speaks out after being told to remove Palestinian art from display
A Tauranga gallery's property manager has asked it to remove posters of Palestinian art from its window. A member of the public complained about the exhibition at...
New exposé promises to examine undiscovered aspects of the royals
Royal biographer Omid Scobie is set to reveal the secret scandals within the British royal family. 'Endgame' is due on shelves come November 28th, and some newly-released...
The Huddle: Was it thoughtless of the new Government to repeal the smoking laws?
Tonight on The Huddle, Trish Sherson from Sherson Willis PR and former Labour Chief of Staff Mike Munro joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the...
High-powered figures expected to gather for US Business Summit
Some of America's most successful business figures are set to arrive in Auckland for the upcoming US Business Summit. Experts from major companies like PepsiCo and...
Proposed buyback scheme for vacated retirement units approved by RVRA
Retirement village operators claim that a proposed change in regulations governing the sector will put smaller facilities out of business. The Ministry of Housing...