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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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Government pressure blamed as Canterbury DHB boss quits
A doctor's union says the Crown put the boss of Canterbury DHB in an impossible position. David Meates announced his resignation today at an emergency board meeting...
Victoria reports 11 deaths, 800 people in isolation 'not home'
Victoria has reported 11 deaths and 439 new cases, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing tough new $5000 on-the-spot fines for "selfish" isolation breachers. Andrews...
Is an inherited wealth tax something Kiwis can get behind?
A Victoria University tax lecturer thinks the country needs a tax on inherited wealth. Tax is hot on the agenda leading up to the election, with parties beginning...
Robertson: Now is not the time to be making grand promises on policy
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the Labour Party will still make policy announcements this campaign, but the focus will remain on getting through Covid-19. Prime...
Pro-China ad campaign in Chch newspaper worries expert
An expert says a pro-China ad campaign in a Christchurch paper is the tip of the iceberg. The Christchurch Star is under fire for a paid campaign by the Chinese...
Epidemiologist on Victoria's lockdown as state records more infections
Victoria has recorded 429 new infections overnight, with case numbers nearing 12,000 across the virus-plagued state. Thirteen more people have died — a man in his...
Auckland Airport to be split into two travel bubble zones
Auckland Airport's international terminal will be split into two separate zones in preparation for safe travel bubbles. In anticipation of a safe air corridor being...
Cook Islands doubtful travel bubble will come before election
The Cook Islands are still hopeful of a travel bubble, as Auckland International Airport plans a safe zone at its terminal. The airport's making plans to protect...
Victoria's tough new restrictions to see most retailers close
The majority of retailers, including department stores such as Kmart and Target, will be closed in Melbourne for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Victorian...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Labour's hiding away this election
Labour’s election strategy is becoming obvious: they’re going to try to do a Joe Biden. If you’ve been following what’s going on in the US, you’ll know what I mean....
National slams Govt's refusal to let Warriors players back into NZ
National leaders are slamming the Government's refusal to let two Warriors players back into the country.Pacific Island passport holders Eliesa Katoa and Selestino...
Auckland CBD struggling to attract visitors
Auckland businesses want more done to attract people into the city to prop-up the local economy. Vacancy signs are common along the city's main street and some...
Dr Siouxsie Wiles on Covid-19 risk: 'We can't afford to get complacent'
We need to be absolutely sure there's no covid 19 cases in New Zealand that we don't know about. Targeted testing is being organised this weekend in the wake of...
Operation Burnham: NZDF 'deeply sorry' for misleading ministers, public
An inquiry has found a civilian died during an SAS-led raid in Afghanistan in 2010. But it's found the death was justified under international law. The Operation...
Heather Du Plessis-Allan: Hamilton isolation escapees deserve some sympathy
Earlier this week I suspected that we should feel a degree of sympathy for the family that broke out of isolation in Hamilton last weekend. Now I’m sure we should. This...
Bosses Rebuilding: Kiwi Property Group's Clive Mackenzie
Kiwi Property CEO Clive Mackenzie believes kiwis will increasingly rent instead of buying, and the Covid-19 pandemic will not impact this. Mr Mackenzie told Heather...
Madeleine McCann suspect's 'hidden cellar' found
The hidden cellar that has been discovered by German police at an allotment owned by Madeleine McCann's prime suspect has remained untouched since she disappeared...
The Huddle: Rob Fyfe is back / Greens and NZF tension / Warriors coming home
Former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe is back as the Government's Covid-19 advisor to the private sector, a role he had been in during the lockdown, and acted as...
PM hires Rob Fyfe back to business advisory role
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe back as her Government's Covid-19 advisor to the private sector. Fyfe had been in...
Act leader David Seymour: 'We have a great chance at winning'
The Act Party are one of the big winners in the latest TVNZ Colmar-Brunton poll. The party rated at 5 per cent, its highest polling in 17 years, which would give...
Barry Soper: Latest TVNZ poll proves Newshub one 'was an outlier'
The results of tonight's TVNZ Colmar-Brunton poll have put National in a far better position compared to the Reid-Research poll Newshub released earlier in the week. National...
Potential sixth member added to Five Eyes Alliance
The Five Eyes intelligence alliance could soon get a sixth member. The alliance is currently made up of New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States...
Julie-Anne Genter: Police release details on new rules to test drivers for drugs
Police and scientists have developed a handheld device for frontline officers to test for methamphetamine, MDMA and cocaine. The real-time drug-screening tool allows...
Govt may provide indemnity to NZ supplier of Covid vaccine
By RNZ The Ministry of Health is planning to fast-track the approval process for a Covid-19 vaccine, and won't rule out offering a supplier indemnity from any potential...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Splendid Super Rugby Aotearoa can't last forever
COMMENT: Here’s a public service announcement for you: there are only three weeks of Super Rugby Aotearoa left. Lap it up. Because what are the chances we’re...