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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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Welsh campaigner thrilled by steepest street record
Utter joy and jubilation for the man who campaigned to have a Welsh street named the steepest in the world. Dunedin's Baldwin Street has lost its crown to a steeper...
Baldwin Street residents divided on the loss of world-record
Some long-time residents of the former steepest street in the world are ecstatic it has lost its title, but others are less joyful. After verification by Guinness...
Government defends KiwiBuild after complaint to Auditor General
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended Kiwibuild as a Government watchdog probes whether the scheme skirted rules by backing housing developments that were already...
Landmark climate change breakthrough: Farmers agree to emissions pricing
A 20-year stand-off with farmers over charging for emissions is about to end, with sector leaders today signalling support for a new system as soon as 2025. But...
Bachcare charged with misleading consumers
Consumer NZ says there's no way to tell whether the review you're reading is real, or fake. Property management and booking company Bachcare is facing two charges...
HDPA: Emissions Trading Scheme backdown will disappoint coalition voters
Farmers are getting off lightly. News came out today that they will be forced to join the Emissions Trading Scheme, but they will get a massive discount of 95 per...
Finance Minister: Announcement on infrastructure funding coming soon
The Finance Minister does think there is an infrastructure shortfall in New Zealand, but the Government's focus on transport won't focus on "three or four" major...
Ben Stokes' dad Gerard: There's a bit of Kiwi on the Cup
Ben Stokes was made for the job of leading England to World Cup victory, according to his dad. But Gerard "Ged" Stokes, the former Kiwi league forward and assistant...
Kyle Mills: Cricket was the winner at the end of the day
One ex-Black Cap says cricket was the winner at the end of the day. The Black Caps lost the Cricket World Cup final through a technicality rule after originally...
Antonio Hall fire puts heritage buildings back in the spotlight
An expert says owners of heritage-listed buildings are facing huge obstacles, and aren't getting the help they need. It comes after a devastating fire at Christchurch's...
Pacific and trade likely top of the agenda as Winston Peters heads to US
Foreign Minister Winston Peters is heading to the US to meet with senior Trump administration officials for the second time in just over six months. Peters will...
Former umpires say officials made crucial error
A former New Zealand international umpire believes the officials made a crucial error in the final over of the cricket World Cup final between the Black Caps and...
'Absolute disgrace': Aussie bookmaker refunds bets on Black Caps
Leading Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has refunded those who put money on the Black Caps to win the Cricket World Cup final against England, describing the fashion...
HDPA: Some World Cup rules need changing, but we weren't robbed
We got so close, didn't we? But in the end, the Black Caps were beaten by a technicality eh? By a rule, and who even knew that rule existed before this game? Look,...
Tourists swarm Uluru as climb closure date looms
Hordes of tourists are descending on Uluru to climb it before it closes — wreaking havoc. A photo taken at the base of Uluru on Wednesday showed a queue snaking...
England plays Australia for place in Cricket World Cup final
Host England takes on five-time champion Australia at Edgbaston in the second Cricket World Cup semifinal tonight. The winner plays New Zealand at Lord's in the...
Titirangi locals concerned over infestation of huge rats
Locals are concerned about an infestation of huge rats scurrying about in the Titirangi village centre. It's believed overfeeding wild chickens is giving the rats...
Islamic Women's Council applauds Race Relations Commissioner appointment
One ethnic group is relieved a new Race Relations Commissioner has finally been appointed after it was announced Meng Foon will take over in August. The job has...
Warnings China won't need NZ logs forever
There are warnings China won't need New Zealand’s logs forever. The profitability of the government's billion trees programme is being called into question as the...
Government won't budge on Business Council's demand for roads
The Government and the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council see eye-to-eye on a lot when it comes to fixing the country's infrastructure woes, Transport Minister...
Former Black Cap Peter McGlashan previews tonight's semi-final
Was great getting a former players perspective on tonight’s Semi Final. Can the Black Caps make a miraculous comeback and secure a spot in the final?
Australian mother receives whopping $465,000 phone bill
A mum-of-three was used to budgeting $400 a month to send to Telstra — until her most recent phone bill was asking her to cough up 1000 times that. Karen, from...
Illegal cannabis seeds may be used to make legal medicinal cannabis products
A proposal for legal, medicinal cannabis would allow licenced growers to use illegal cannabis seed to make legal products. The regulatory framework for a legal...
HDPA: Govt's plans will make legalising medicinal cannabis pointless
What’s the point in allowing the use of medicinal cannabis if it’s going to be so hard to get hold of? That’s becoming obvious. If there’s one thing you can take...
NZ Initiative comes out swinging against labour reforms
Industries with large workforces will be most at risk of being hijacked by small numbers of workers seeking nationally binding, collectively bargained employment...