Council earmarks $1m for those suffering a wastewater plant pong – but only for 3000 households

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Cash will pay for laundry services, doctors’ appointments, power and buying firewood – if you live close enough. source...

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Massive waves expected in Taranaki, residents warned to ‘stay safe’

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Thunderstorms, hail and strong winds smashed Taranaki on Friday, and residents are set to endure more as the day, and weekend, rolls on....

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Why the final costs for Whangārei Hospital’s redevelopment are not yet known

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The Government has agreed to chip in $572 million for the new hospital block, as well as shortfalls. source...

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Kea Kids News: The 11-year-old who loved his Big Ben Lego so much, he became a bellringer

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Connor Hart was intrigued by the bell inside his Big Ben Lego kit, so he joined a group ringing bells at an Auckland church – and was...

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Marlborough students spend day off in rain to raise money for charity

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More than 100 Marlborough students took part in a Relay for Life event for the Cancer Society, organised by three student leaders. source...

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Covid-19 infections continue across MidCentral

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There are still 1769 active cases of Covid-19 across the MidCentral Health district. source...

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Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge: May 20, 2022

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On a women’s shirt, the buttons are on which side? source...

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Rocking good start to national music competition

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Smokefree Rockquest’s 2022 national competition was launched in Nelson for the first time by singer-songwriter Julia Deans. source...

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The Antidote: Five happy things to read about today, May 20

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Today’s Antidote features a Reo journey, a rescued giant stingray and fungi. source...

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Taranaki ties run deep in the remote oasis of the Chatham Islands

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OPINION: While nature shines on the Chathams, its people are the biggest taonga. source...

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