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Tomatoes twice as expensive as a year ago, grocery items up 4.5 percent

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Food prices have had their biggest annual increase in 10 years, pushed up by the high prices for tomatoes....

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Job ads ‘well above’ pre-pandemic levels but workers uncertain about future earnings

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Lots of jobs are on on offer but workers are still feeling less confident about future earnings, an employment survey has found....

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Employees a bit more confident but wage rise hopes on backburner: Westpac

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Lots of jobs are being advertised but fewer households saw a bump in pay over the past year, employment confidence index shows. source...

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Reuben’s Milner’s tears for Shortland Street co-star

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Reuben Milner says farewelling his on-screen brother in Shortland Street: Retribution was an emotional experience. source...

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Popular children’s counselling service Chatbus ‘effectively in liquidation’

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A charity that provided mobile counselling services to children in Dunedin schools is being wound up due to funding issues. source...

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Omicron could spur lagging Kaikōura vaccinations

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Kaikōura once led the vaccination roll-out but it now has the lowest rates of any South Island council area. source...

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Auckland Rainbow Pride Parade cancelled due to Omicron fears

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The parade has been cancelled due to the health risk posed by the Omicron variant, a day after Auckland’s Big Gay Out was also...

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NCEA results: Almost half of students in Covid-hit areas didn’t do end-of-year exams

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Provisional data shows 43.2% of students in Auckland, Northland and Waikato did not sit them, up from 10.7 per cent across those regions in...

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After Life: Ricky Gervais’ syrupy, aimless finale betrays a once great Netflix sitcom

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REVIEW: It’s the biggest TV letdown of 2022. A series that has had all the life sucked out of it by a desire to create more when...

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Athletes fly the flag for Manawatū

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Manawatū competitors have been busy, with clubs represented at Invercargill, Hāwera and Masterton. source...

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