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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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The Huddle: Housing density, lack of reopening plan
National and Labour have teamed up on a bipartisan deal on housing density. As many as 105,500 new homes are to be built in less than a decade under the new Housing...
Quarter of property development company's Google reviews written by staff
A quarter of the Google reviews for a property development company appear to be written by its staff. The staff didn’t change their names when publishing their review. A...
Addington Racing Industry Manager: Cup Week with no crowd is frustrating but understandable
For the first time in its 117 year history, Addington Cup Week won't be open to the public. Addington Raceway announced that since the South Island is still at Level...
Waiheke Island local board chair: This is the first locally transmitted case on the island
There were 94 new community cases of Covid-19 today. Seven cases were in Waikato and the remaining 87 were in Auckland, and Waiheke Island has got one of those new...
Property developer: Housing density plan will take a few years to notice any effect
A promise of no more red tape, more housing development and up 105,000 new houses in more than eight years. It sounds like a new KiwiBuild headline, but it's actually...
Immigration lawyer: We should only give visas to double vaccinated people
An immigration lawyer is offering up ways to boost vaccination among migrants. Pacific Legal's Richard Small told Andrew Dickens we should only give visas to double-vaxxed...
National and Labour housing ministers on new housing density bill
The Housing Minister says there'll still be protections for heritage under new density laws. National and the Government have joined forces to design a new Bill...
Andrew Dickens: The wheels have started to come off for the Government
For a government that prides itself in its communication skills and saying the right things at the right time the wheels really have come off. Yesterday’s announcements...
The Huddle: Alert level decisions, Vax Bucks, PM wedding stoush
The Government has announced that Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a further two weeks. This move quashes the experts' opinion to move Auckland back into...
Master Builders wants vaccine mandates for the construction sector
The construction industry is urging the Government to mandate vaccinations for worksites. Health and education workers already have mandates and now Master Builders...
Andrew Dickens: What I loved about Super Saturday
Super Saturday, we’re full of hope. Sunday, bit of a hangover. Monday, it’s back to what it’s been. You know what I loved about Super Saturday? It’s because ordinary...
Financial advisor on how to hack the record high inflation
The inflation figures from today freaked a lot of people out. Inflation is up 2.2 per cent of the September 2021 quarter, the highest individual increase since 1987. Predictions...
Finance Minister: The Reserve Bank is confident record inflation is a short-term issue
Reassurances inflation in New Zealand is a short-term issue. The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2 per cent in the September quarter - up 4.9 per cent annually - compared...
David Seymour on the proposed Vax Bucks incentive
The ACT Party has launched an idea called “Vax Bucks”. This is to reward those who have got double-vaccinated. It is a $250 tax credit that can be paid on your vaccination...
Taranaki coach on the death of Sean Wainui
The rugby community is mourning the death of Sean Wainui. Wainui was a supremely young talented player for the Chiefs, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Maori All Blacks...
Professor: We needed clarity and hope over timelines and the endgame
Emeritus Professor Des Gorman says a lack of detail from the Government today on the next steps for the country is predictable but disappointing. Auckland's current...
Nurses to get $5800 pay rise as union members accept latest DHB offer
Some good news for nurses as they will each get a pay rise of $5800. 83 per cent of union members voted to accept the latest offer from the DHBs. It ends 15 months...
Sports Huddle: Tights in rugby, second NZ-based NRL team
World Rugby has allowed for men to wear tights and leggings while playing. The move is in response to rugby players' grazes on artificial turfs in Europe, but Dane...
Former All Black Ben Smith on his Super Saturday role
Everybody is gearing up for Super Saturday tomorrow. Jacinda Ardern is hoping we’ll get more than 100,000 jabs in arms. Auckland needs several tens of thousands...
Infectious diseases expert: Auckland is on the same trajectory as NSW and Victoria
Fears Auckland's outbreak is spiralling out of control like it has in Victoria and New South Wales. New Zealand has 65 new community cases today - all in Auckland. The...
Promoter: Government will move heaven into high water to make festivals happen
There's still optimism New Zealand's largest music festival will still run. Uncertainty is rife over whether the country will get to celebrate summer as it knows...
Blindsided Scott Morrison shuts down NSW's overseas travel plan
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has been served a warning from the Australian Prime Minister, just hours after announcing his state would roll out the welcome mat...
Former US President Bill Clinton hospitalised for infection but 'on the mend'
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit for a urinary tract infection that spread...
Cyclocross Hawke's Bay cancels events until they find who's sabotaging them
Barbed fish hooks hanging from trees, thumbtacks and spiked boards dug into the ground. They're among the traps removed from cycle paths in a park in Hawke's Bay...
HDPA: NSW border fully reopening is a ray of hope to us
How is this for some fantastic news: New South Wales has just announced it’s opening its borders to the world from November 1. And it is opening to everyone: returning...