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Auckland's leaky pipes lose more water than the city saves

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:44 PM
Auckland's drinking water pipes are leaking at least 50 million litres a day, far more than Aucklanders have been asked to save during the most severe shortage in decades. Read more...

Criminalising Journalism: Australia’s National Security Craze

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:26 PM
There has been a lot of noise made in Australia about the need for broader protections when it comes to the fourth estate and the way it covers national security matters. In a country lacking a backbone in terms of constitutional free speech, journalists ... Read more...

On The Clark Exit, Convention Centres, And The Killing Of Hachalu Hundessa

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:30 AM
Goodbye, David Clark. In the end, the outgoing Health Minister decided that in the midst of a pandemic the best thing he could do for New Zealand would be to no longer be there – given that being there had involved hiving off on his mountain bike ... Read more...

Delays to new Taranaki energy centre rile critics

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:58 AM
Questions are being asked about why a government initiative promised last year for Taranaki has yet to materialise with critics saying it's become bogged down in bureaucratic red tape. Read more...

Renewed calls for the Cook Islands to take on indigenous name

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:28 AM
There are renewed calls in the Cook Islands for an indigenous Māori name to replace the country's colonial era moniker. Read more...

Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman sentencing date set

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:26 AM
After a three-month wait, a date has finally been set for the sentencing of the man responsible for this country's worst act of terrorism. Read more...

‘Wholesale Reconfiguration’ Of Rotorua CBD To Be Considered

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:22 AM
A 30 km/h CBD speed limit, the pedestrianisation of Tutanekai St and the removal of the green corridor cycleway are to be considered as part of Rotorua’s inner city revitalisation strategy. Those ideas - the most comprehensive of which could ... Read more...

Council Honours Sister-city Advocate

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:18 AM
HONOURED: Sammy Wilson is helped to plant the tree dedicated to her by parks and reserves team member Ranee Whiting (left) and deputy mayor Andrew Iles. TROY BAKER / WHAKATANE BEACON  Twenty-five years of service in international relations ... Read more...

Book A Marae And Its Community Will Thrive

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:15 AM
A Te Ao Maori answer to Airbnb looks set to provide local marae with a constant revenue stream. Three local marae have been selected to be a part of new Maori venture Book a Marae, essentially an online booking system not dissimilar to Airbnb. Iramoko ... Read more...

Dust Settles On Waiewe Reserve

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:13 AM
Following outcry from neighbours, the Whakatane Mountain Bike Club has withdrawn its request to create mountain bike tracks on the Waiewe Reserve. This is despite a consultant recommending to Whakatane District Council that one of the proposed ... Read more...
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