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A 'bridge' to better Maori Crown relations launched at Parliament

Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed the launch of the Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti at Parliament tonight.

Ngapuhi voting results announced (17 December 2018)
National congratulates next Chief Justice (17 December 2018)
Helen Winkelmann appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand (17 December 2018)


More fuel tank drivers on strike over overtime allowances - union

While around 180 Pacific Fuel Haul tanker truck drivers have settled their collective, tanker truck drivers at SouthFuels who deliver fuel and lubricants to the primary industries in that region are now on strike over what are standard clauses in their industry.

Harness Racing NZ appoint CEO (17 December 2018)
DHL Express named Asia Pacific's best employer for fifth consecutive year (17 December 2018)
Auckland wine exporter convicted over false wine export applications (17 December 2018)


Body found in Waipawa

Police have recovered a body this afternoon at about 2.15pm from the Waipawa River.

The body was located approximately 1.5km down stream from the SH5 bridge in Waipawa.

Fatal crash in Bethlehem (17 December 2018)
'Darker side emerging of exploitation of migrant workers in NZ' (17 December 2018)
Two bodies recovered after light plane crash in Raglan (17 December 2018)


2018 supercross nationals wrap up in Winton

By Andy McGechan,

The New Zealand Supercross Championships wrapped up in the deep south on Saturday with new champions crowned in every class.

Auckland maintains U21 lead; Century and Five-for for Central (17 December 2018)
Cricket: Central Stags remain unbeaten in hard fought draw (17 December 2018)
Tiger Silk underlines Oaks potential at Ellerslie (17 December 2018)


Auckland designer sews himself to victory

Benjamin Alexander took out the first challenge and now he’s taken out the most important one: winning NZ’s first Project Runway, walking away the title, car, money and the fashion spread.

Street closure brings Christmas cheer to the city (16 December 2018)
International photo exhibition open at Waikato Museum (14 December 2018)
New Zealand Youth Choir bring global reputation to Whangarei (14 December 2018)


Celosia for 'flaming' garden beds

If you want a lively injection of colour into your garden this summer, look no further than celosia. Celosia has bright flowers that make attractive garden borders, and also lovely cut arrangements.

Auckland the place to be this New Year's Eve - ATEED (17 December 2018)
Buy local and keep our towns humming - Jacqui Dean (17 December 2018)
Wellness retreat or festival? Biophilia is both (15 December 2018)


Tooth-conscious toddlers to win oral health challenge

Tooth-conscious mokopuna have battled it out to be named the Eastern Bay’s best for healthy mouths.

New hepatitis C treatment available to NZers (17 December 2018)
Life changing treatment for Kiwis with hepatitis C - PHARMAC (17 December 2018)
Study finds probiotic cuts eczema in children (17 December 2018)


Kiwis attitudes to encryption revealed in new research

University of Waikato research reveals Kiwis attitudes to encryption.

This comes in the wake of Australia’s controversial law change compelling companies to grant police and security services access to encrypted messages.

New Massey University portal tracks GDP in real time (17 December 2018)
How important is brand when choosing a new broadband provider? (13 December 2018)
Sunsuper slashes customer response times with CX offering (12 December 2018)