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Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:23:32 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week - at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score. The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which ...More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:13 +1300 | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ...More >>

Exotic flying spiders dominate land after fires

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:28:52 +1300 | Lincoln University

There may be another reason to be careful during the heightened fire risk of a dry summer in addition to the danger posed to people and property — big foreign flying spiders.More >>

Americans Stole Human Body Parts to Smuggle to Las Vegas

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:40:29 +1300 | Richard S. Ehrlich

Authorities want to arrest two Americans for allegedly stealing a dead baby's head and foot, an adult's heart, and some tattooed flesh from Bangkok's Medical Museum and attempting to smuggle the body parts to Las Vegas.More >>

Rickshaw Andy’s doing it for the kids

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:26:48 +1300 | Heart Kids

One man is confident he’ll be among the last to finish the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 29th and he’s going to do it in style, in a rickshaw and for a fantastic cause.More >>

DC Harding Wins Los Angeles Top Artist Honour

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:23:20 +1300 | Harding Music Group

Whanganui Singer/Song writer, DC Harding returned yesterday after his big win at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Harding won his category for Best Male Pop Artist of the Year last week at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood. He was nominated for two awards.More >>

White Christmas tinged with sadness

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:15:25 +1300 | Big Buddy

The fatherless boy who inspired his Big Buddy to ‘snow’ low-decile Auckland schools at Christmas will be missing from this year’s Big Buddy Christmas White Out. More >>

Victoria St Part Closure Friday 14/14 Until Sunday

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:30:49 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Part of Victoria Street in central Wellington to be closed from tonight (Friday) until early Sunday as a large crane is set up More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: KKK attacks Dunney

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:05:02 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Oh, dear, we seem to have a wee tiff developing between the two men once labelled 'John Key's poodles'. But comparing New Zealand First to the KKK is vacuous yapping. More >>

Statement in relation to Kim Dotcom

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:16:01 +1300 | Lowndes Jordan

We have seen reports today in the press to the effect that Rick Shera and/or Lowndes Jordan are acting for Kim Dotcom. Those reports are incorrect. More >>

Overwhelming Response to the Bachelor NZ Casting Call

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:37:27 +1300 | Mediaworks

MediaWorks has been overwhelmed by Kiwi women applying to be part of the first series of The Bachelor New Zealand , which will screen on TV3 in 2015. More >>

British Haka for Business kicks off UK Entrepreneurship week

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:58:00 +1300 | Richard Hillgrove

LONDON – The UK’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 ( ) will kick off at 7:00am Monday November 17, 2014 with 30 entrepreneurs and businessmen performing a ‘British Haka for business’ on the steps of the Eros Statue in Piccadilly Circus.More >>

Get a real piece of the Hobbiton Movie Set

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:30:21 +1300 | New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post is giving fans everywhere the opportunity to own a real piece of Middle-earth with the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stamp and coin collection. More >>

Changes to Temporary Releases

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:19:04 +1300 | Department Of Corrections

“Temporary releases from prison of prisoners will be suspended, for at least the next fortnight,” says Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith. More >>

The Menagerie Celebrates One Year Of Wellington Variety

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:24:13 +1300 | The Menagerie

Over the past year The Menagerie has been holding fantastic regular variety shows at 8pm on the last Saturday of the month at The Fringe Bar. More >>

Uniforms' new lease on life as upcycled children's clothing

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:40:37 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Not-for-profit organisation Earthlink has embarked on a joint venture with Hutt City Council, Booker Spalding, New Zealand Post and Massey University to redefine environmental, social and economic responsibility.More >>

Police Officer Mauled?

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:28:53 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First would like clarification on whether a police officer has been badly mauled by a dog, and if that has occurred, what is the condition of the police officer and under what circumstances did this occur.More >>

New Highlands Pitlane Apartments to Be Launched

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:59:34 +1300 | Pitlane Apartments

The new high spec Pitlane Apartments at the Highlands Motorsport Park are being launched this weekend at the Highlands 101 with an opportunity to view the newly finished apartments.More >>

Hitchhiking with a fridge part 2

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:20:00 +1300 | Project Wildman

Rob Cope is on a mission once more… with his Fridge Last year’s fridge tour to promote his first book “Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey” got some great publicity but it wasn’t until his TEDx talk in Wanaka earlier this year that he told the ...More >>

False birth registration brings home detention

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:58 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Whangarei woman who attempted to register the birth of a fictitious child to claim a sole parent benefit was sentenced to six months home detention in the Whangarei District Court today.More >>


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