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 2021-01-20 08:09 

Radio New Zealand

$24m flood protection and bridge project in Franz Josef under review...

Government officials have put the brakes on the $24 million project to shore up the floodwalls around Franz Josef Glacier village and build a new bridge over the wild Waiho (Waiau) River....

 2021-01-20 08:01 

Radio New Zealand

Virtual currency helps Kenya slum dwellers battle Covid-19 downturn...

A project giving Kenya's poor virtual money is providing a lifeline for families trying to cope with the financial pain of the pandemic....

 2021-01-20 07:59 

Radio New Zealand

Toxic air killing thousands of people in Europe each year - study...

Tens of thousands of European city dwellers die prematurely each year due to air pollution, according to a new study....

 2021-01-19 06:47 

Radio New Zealand

Busting the myth: Are Kiwis or tourists more accident-prone in the outdoors?...

This summer's injury figures might be eye-opening as more Kiwis head to the hills and tracks, the Mountain Safety Council chief executive says....

 2021-01-19 06:38 

Radio New Zealand

Tneatua's new police station: No cells, no barriers...

Work should begin in the next few months to replace Tneatua Police Station, destroyed by fire two years ago, which will have a space for for community hui and a cup of tea....

 2021-01-19 06:30 

Radio New Zealand

Wairoa takes stock of risks for next decade...

The effects of climate change, along with changing demographics, government-led water reform and the impacts of Covid-19 are...

 2021-01-19 06:07 

Radio New Zealand

Bylaws set to clamp down on major waste causes in Wairarapa...

New waste bylaws set for approval in Wairarapa are part of a Wellington regional campaign to tackle three major waste causes: events, construction, and junk mail....

 2021-01-19 06:06 

Radio New Zealand

Wairarapa libraries land new faces under $60m programme...

Central government funding will boost library services in Wairarapa with a host of new jobs....

 2021-01-19 06:00 

Radio New Zealand

Transport agency to build safety crossing for Reefton's Broadway...

Wheelchair users in Reefton will soon have a safe way of crossing the town's main street, State Highway 7....

 2021-01-19 05:46 

Radio New Zealand

Kaipara's most prolific council meeting attendee: 'All about communicating'...

Dot Gorrie reckons she's not addicted to attending council meetings. But she's been to about 60 in the past three decades, is now seeing Kaipara District Council's sixth mayor in action and has watched eight council elections come and go....

 2021-01-19 05:37 

Radio New Zealand

Trump clemency likely for Lil Wayne, no pardons for Giuliani or Bannon - sources...

US President Donald Trump is expected to issue more than 100 pardons and commutations on his last full day in office - but Julian Assange is not expected to get one of them....

 2021-01-19 05:32 

Radio New Zealand

Auckland to keep assets despite Watercare's financial woes - Goff...

Despite Watercare's financial difficulties, the supercity has no plans to relinquish assets as part of the government's three waters reforms, Mayor Phil Goff says....

 2021-01-19 05:12 

Radio New Zealand

Fewer possums on Mount Pironga following 1080 drop - DOC...

DOC dropped 1080 over 14,000 hectares of land in September....

 2021-01-19 05:11 

Radio New Zealand

Dairy owner shot in leg during aggravated robbery in Auckland...

Police are searching for at least two people involved in an aggravated robbery in Manurewa in South Auckland last night....

 2021-01-19 05:11 

Radio New Zealand

Immigration adviser ordered to pay $10k after family's residency dream ruined...

An immigration adviser has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 after bad advice led to a family's residence application being rejected....

 2021-01-19 05:01 

Radio New Zealand

Police seize firearms from black men at Virginia rally for gun rights...

In a day with racial tensions on display, black protesters denounced what they called a double standard in a state where people are free to openly carry firearms....

 2021-01-19 04:43 

Radio New Zealand

Grocery and retail spending up in December - Stats NZ...

New Zealanders spent more on groceries and alcohol in the lead up to Christmas, but fuel and accommodation spending dropped, statistics show....

 2021-01-19 04:39 

Radio New Zealand

Strong winds cancel Wellington ferry services...

Wellington ferry services have been cancelled and port operations ceased with severe gales forecasted....

 2021-01-19 04:38 

Radio New Zealand

Northland rail line back in action after upgrades completed...

The running of a test train last week means the rail line between Whangrei and Swanson in West Auckland is back in action after an upgrade funded by the Provincial Growth Fund....

 2021-01-19 04:19 

Radio New Zealand

West Coast DHB reports five adverse events, one fatal...

A West Coast patient died last year because hospital staff failed to realise the person's condition had deteriorated and did not transfer them in time to a tertiary-level hospital....

 2021-01-19 04:14 

Radio New Zealand

Napier Port fire cause 'accidental' - FENZ...

Fire and Emergency has completed its investigation into last month's fire at Napier Port and found it was caused while removing cargo from a ship....

 2021-01-19 04:11 

Radio New Zealand

China reports over 100 new Covid-19 cases for seventh day...

China has reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for a seventh day in its worst domestic outbreak since March last year, with one northeastern province seeing a record daily increase....

 2021-01-19 03:49 

Radio New Zealand

Australia says 'no' to tennis stars' calls for quarantine change...

Some of the world's top tennis players including world number 1 Novak Djokovic have questioned the country's enforced 14-day hotel quarantine....

 2021-01-19 03:44 

Radio New Zealand

UN to scrutinise Australia's high rate of incarceration for indigenous peoples...

Australia's government is being challenged at the UN over the country's lack of progress in reducing rates of Indigenous incarceration at a UN hearing this week....

 2021-01-19 03:44 

Radio New Zealand

UN to scrutinise Australia's high rates of incarceration of indigenous peoples...

Australia's government is being challenged at the UN over the country's lack of progress in reducing rates of Indigenous incarceration at a UN hearing this week....

 2021-01-19 03:32 

Radio New Zealand

Biden to block Trump's plan to lift Covid-19 European travel restrictions...

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring people from much of Europe and Brazil soon after President Donald Trump signed an order to lift those requirements....

 2021-01-19 03:31 

Radio New Zealand

Middle Eastern firm under investigation for marketing Vanuatu citizenship...

Vanuatu immigration authorities are investigating a Middle Eastern firm for illegally marketing the Pacific country's citizenship....

 2021-01-19 03:11 

Radio New Zealand

Auckland gallery Mori arts curator calls out colonial institutions after resigning...

Nigel Borell, who resigned unexpectedly after putting together Auckland Art Gallery's largest exhibition of indigenous work, is calling on arts institutions to be better at sharing power....

 2021-01-19 02:42 

Radio New Zealand

Lions Share cryptocurrency operation a suspected pyramid scheme - Commerce Commission...

A promoter of the suspected pyramid scheme Lion's Share has been sent a 'Stop Now' letter by the Commerce Commission....

 2021-01-19 01:59 

Radio New Zealand

Large fire breaks out near Lyttelton...

The fire is at Cass Bay, just off Governors Bay Road, and people are urged to avoid the area....

 2021-01-19 01:52 

Radio New Zealand

New Zealand women taking leap into entrepreneurship during Covid-19 era...

Many women are starting their own small businesses after a wave of Covid-19-related redundancies, according to Chooice NZ founder Sarah Colcord....

 2021-01-19 01:43 

Radio New Zealand

Tonga extends Covid State of Emergency...

Tonga has extended a State of Emergency for another month, until 15 February, due to ongoing concerns around the global spread of Covid-19....

 2021-01-19 00:43 

Radio New Zealand

Police officer justified in kicking man in head and shoulder while being arrested - IPCA...

An officer was justified in kicking a man in the head lying face down with his hands behind his head while being arrested, the police watchdog says....

 2021-01-19 00:25 

Radio New Zealand

Wellington shootings: Police call on public for more information...

Police are appealing for the public's help in investigating three drive-by shootings in one day in Wellington last week....

 2021-01-18 23:50 

Radio New Zealand

Helen Clark-led Covid-19 independent review panel criticises China, WHO...

Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January last year, and the WHO could have declared an international emergency earlier, the panel says....

 2021-01-18 23:33 

Radio New Zealand

Labour shortages a drag on economy - survey...

Business confidence remains pessimistic but is continuing to improve led by a positive outlook for the construction sector....

 2021-01-18 23:27 

Radio New Zealand

Baby Trump blimp acquired by Museum of London...

The Donald Trump baby blimp, which flew over Parliament Square in London during the US president's visit to the UK, has found a new home....

 2021-01-18 22:54 

Radio New Zealand

Expanded pre-departure Covid-19 testing starts next week...

Pre-departure testing for passengers travelling to NZ from nearly all countries will come into force at 11.59pm on Monday....

 2021-01-18 22:50 

Radio New Zealand

Oceania Football announces further tournament delays...

Oceania Football has announced further tournament delays but remains confident this year's Men's Under 17 and Under 20 Championships will take place....

 2021-01-18 22:50 

Radio New Zealand

More US funding to Fiji for cyclone recovery...

The US has announced $US200,000 in additional funding to Fiji for recovery efforts following Cyclone Yasa....

 2021-01-18 22:45 

Radio New Zealand

Another Covid death in French Polynesia, another case in PNG...

Another person has died over the weekend in French Polynesia's Covid-19 pandemic, raising the death toll to 127....

 2021-01-18 21:59 

Radio New Zealand

Hwera double homicide: Neighbour heard arguing in days before deaths...

The small Taranaki town of Hwera was left reeling yesterday after it became the scene of a double homicide investigation....

 2021-01-18 21:23 

Radio New Zealand

'False sense of security' means less Covid-19 tracer scans - hospitality industry...

It's a two-second action which could prevent another lockdown, but most people aren't doing it....

 2021-01-18 20:48 

Radio New Zealand

Teenagers lack of sleep linked to lower wellbeing - study...

While many parents worry about how social media is affecting teenagers, a new study shows it's really a good night's sleep that many young people are lacking....

 2021-01-18 20:47 

Radio New Zealand

Police searching for missing kayaker appeal to public to be vigilant...

Police searching for missing Wellington kayaker Koyren Campbell have been inundated with offers of help, and are asking the public to keep a lookout for him....

 2021-01-18 20:27 

Radio New Zealand

House prices double over past decade in some parts of the country...

In one town, the average asking price went up by 132 percent....

 2021-01-18 20:21 

Radio New Zealand

Samoa Central Bank probes alleged pyramid scheme...

Samoa's Central Bank has issued a warning to local pyramid scheme operators that they face criminal charges if caught by a Financial Intelligence Division investigation....

 2021-01-18 19:57 

Radio New Zealand

Lower speed limits on some state highways frustrate locals...

It's been a summer of change for drivers, with some state highways across Aotearoa having had their speed limit recently reduced....

 2021-01-18 19:50 

Radio New Zealand

Temperatures dropping as wet and windy weather hits...

Western areas of the South Island are likely to bear the brunt of this week's wet and windy weather, but temperatures will drop well below the summer average in many parts of the country....

 2021-01-18 19:28 

Radio New Zealand

Man found 'living in airport for three months' over Covid fears...

A man too afraid to fly due to the pandemic lived undetected in a secure area of Chicago's international airport for three months, US prosecutors say....

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