Justice Minister Kiri Allan engaged with ‘very on brand’ airport proposal to radio presenter Māni Dunlop

Justice Minister Kiri Allan and RNZ presenter Māni Dunlop are set to be married after an airport proposal. In social media posts, Dunlop joked about a “very on brand proposal” as a boarding call was happening. On Instagram, Dunlop laughed about the proposal, saying “who said romance is dead”, with them not getting a photo … Read more

Police seek information about two vehicles in relation to Masterton assault

An assault in Masterton on Monday left a man with a badly broken leg. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Police are appealing for sightings of two vehicles in relation to their investigation of an assault in Masterton on Monday. Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch said two young men who were on foot were confronted by … Read more

Govt passes bill to ban livestock exports by sea

Livestock exports by sea will cease next year, after the government passed a bill to ban them. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said the ban would protect New Zealand’s reputation for world-leading animal welfare standards. The Gulf Livestock 1 tragedy in September 2020, in which 6000 cattle and 41 crew died, highlighted the real risks, he said. But National and ACT did … Read more

Christchurch’s Emergency Department And Urgent Care Clinics Will Be Stretched Into Early Next Week

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 6:15 pmPress Release: Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand The Emergency Department and Canterbury’s Urgent Care facilities are currently under significant pressure says Norma Campbell, System Wide Operations Centre Controller for Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury, There were 368 presentations to ED yesterday which is exceptionally busy for midweek, and 101 … Read more

Beef calf rearers exiting the industry

Beef calf rearers are exiting the industry due to decreasing profit margins, a southern stock agent says. Creekside Pastures co-owner Gary Stirling, of Clydevale, said he had some “nice looking” Angus-cross calves and called stock agents to find someone to sell them to for rearing. “There’s no interest at all in them.” Consequently, many farmers … Read more

Regional council pest management innovation up for awards

The GeoPest tool can be used on a mobile device in the field to record data about pest plants and animals without going into the office. Photo: Supplied via LDR A software tool that revolutionises how the Bay of Plenty Regional Council records its pest data and the Ōhope-based staff member who played a crucial … Read more

Southland driver Brendon Leitch ready for Barcelona challenge

Leipert Motorsport Southland’s Brendon Leitch will line up in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship and the Fanatec GT World Challenge in Barcelona this weekend. German-based Southlander Brendon Leitch expects to be competitive in both the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship and the Fanatec GT World Challenge in Barcelona this weekend. It’s the fifth round … Read more

Rent prices remain at record high for second consecutive month

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon Rents around the country have remained at an all-time high for the second month in a row according from figures from Trade Me. Trade Me’s Property Sales director Gavin Lloyd said the national median weekly rent stayed at $580 dollars in August. Rents hit that new high for the first … Read more