National says Government is ‘taking too long’ on Emergency Housing

National says Government is ‘taking too long’ on Emergency Housing

National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says the Government, after months of reports about substandard emergency accommodation, is moving to improve its situation but describes that there is ‘much more to be done’ around the country. “While these are good first steps to improve a failure in emergency housing, there...

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Fatal crash involving Truck and Train reported near Marton, Central

Fatal crash involving Truck and Train reported near Marton, Central

Emergency services responded to a fatal crash involving a truck and train near Marton on Thursday afternoon. Police later confirmed during the evening that the person who was travelling in the truck had died. The crash occurred near Saunders Road at around 3.30pm. The truck collided with the train and...

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Police seize $2m in assets, arrest six after 18-month Operation: Dusk

Police seize $2m in assets, arrest six after 18-month Operation: Dusk

Police seized two million in assets and arrested six people following Operation Dusk, which looked into organised crime in the Hawke’s Bay area. National Organised Crime Group and Eastern District Police teams executed a number of searches warranted across the region over the last three days after an 18-month long...

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Large Police presence in Greytown, Kuranui College in lockdown after reports of firearm nearby

Large Police presence in Greytown, Kuranui College in lockdown after reports of firearm nearby

A large Police presence responded to an incident in Greytown, in the Wairarapa at around midday on Thursday. thisquality received a comment from Police stating there were reports of potential sighting of a firearm. They’d responded to the incident at around 12.20pm. “Police are responding to a report of a...

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Calls for lawmakers to introduce Sunscreen Standard Bill

Calls for lawmakers to introduce Sunscreen Standard Bill

New Zealand’s Medical Association is calling for lawmakers to consider and introduce the Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill. It was said that Kiwis having fun in the sun should not have to ‘feel the burn’ from suspected sunscreens which have failed to thoroughly and honestly report testing data. This follows...

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Artwork signed by PM Jacinda Ardern to raise funds for Breast Cancer

Artwork signed by PM Jacinda Ardern to raise funds for Breast Cancer

An artwork that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern signed will be raising funds for New Zealand’s Breast Cancer Foundation. It was listed on Trade Me by the Waikato Pink Ribbon Breakfast Team as part of efforts to raise funds. Drawing on the painting shows a house with the words “2020: Still...

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