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Ports of Auckland appears to be welcoming a new era in their relationship with Auckland Council and unions, after years of tension. A damning safety report earlier this year revealed major concerns, laying the blame squarely with management. Today Ports' representatives fronted to an Auckland Council meeting to give an update on their safety improv…
 
It has been a golden day for New Zealand athletes in Tokyo. Lisa Carrington is on top of the world, winning a third gold medal in the same event in three consecutive Olympics. She's now got five Olympic medals to her name. She dominated the K-1 200m - blasting to victory and leaving the rest of the competition in her wake. But just over an hour lat…
 
Laurel Hubbard has admitted she's felt the intense spotlight on her, but hopes her Olympics appearance encourages young trans people. The weightlifter became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the games when she took part in the women's 87kg-plus category last night. But she came last after failing to complete a successful snatch lift…
 
First home buyers may find themselves at the sharp end of further moves to tighten mortgage lending. The government and the Reserve Bank are having a second go at cooling the runaway housing market. The central bank is set to lower the amount of lending to low deposit borrowers, and has been given approval to reign in debt to income ratios. Amy Wil…
 
New Zealand has won its first boxing medal at the Olympics since David Tua way back in 1992. David Nyika was already guaranteed to break that drought, having secured a bronze by advancing to the semi-finals. But the pressure was on the 25-year-old today to advance to the gold medal bout. Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro joined …
 
Lisa Carrington has led the charge, literally, at the Tokyo Olympics. The power house paddler took out two golds - one in the singles, one in the doubles, equaling our most decorated Olympians, with a career medal haul of five so far. Carrington's partner in the K-2 500m, Caitlin Regal, all the more royal in gold too. It is her first medal. At the …
 
In this episode of Taxpayer Talk, Jordan is joined first by Mayor Lianne Dalziel and then by Councillor James Gough for two contrary accounts of Christchurch City's LTP, rates and debt. Support the show (http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/donate)By New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Inc.
 
Plans for a massive water take to grow more avocados in the Far North could get the green light in the coming weeks, but there are major concerns among some locals about what that will mean for the environment. An application to take billions of litres from Te Aupouri aquifer, which sits right at the top of the country, is currently being considere…
 
One of the country's best medal hopes will have to wait another day for a shot at gold. Sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling are in first place and are gunning for gold in the 49er - but unfavourable weather has postponed tonight's race. Our reporter Clay Wilson is at the sailing venue and joins Lisa Owen with the latest.…
 
Christchurch's first Pacific church-based vaccination clinic has opened. More than 100 people from the Pasifika community had their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at St Paul's Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Church over the weekend. The South Island has a growing pacific population, with at least 14,000 living in Canterbury. RNZ Pacific reporter Ele…
 
There are concerns New Zealand's first mass vaccination event did not reach at-risk communities. More than 15,000 people were jabbed over three days, in what's being lauded a success. But a South Auckland GP says there's still a large - and vulnerable - group waiting for the vaccine to hit primary care clinics. Katie Doyle has the story.…
 
It is time to move away from a "reactive isolationist response" and lower the draw bridge to the outside world, according to one health expert. In an editorial for the Internal Medicine Journal Auckland University Professor of Medicine Des Gorman argues for a dedicated pandemic response agency as we move to next phase of our Covid-19 recovery. The …
 
People with disabilities in relationships are paying for the price of love - losing their allowances because they're coupled up. MSD assumes people in relationships share their finances, but for people with a disability, that means expensive medical costs are no longer covered. Couples say it is wrong that they should be weighing up whether their r…
 
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