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Only a handful of mountaineers have climbed all 24 of New Zealand's 3000m plus peaks. Kiwi mountaineer Alastair McDowell and partner Hamish Fleming are the only ones to have done it in under a month and in a single push. It's a feat that usually takes a lifetime. Alastair will be speaking at the Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka, Queenstown and onli…
 
You may have tried work-life balance, but have you heard of life-work balance? It's when you can fit your personal chores within a working day, and it starts with offering employees flexible hours and the ability to dial in remotely. A survey of 1000 New Zealand job seekers and employees shows those are the two things that matter the most to our wo…
 
The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union has recently voted to go on strike, after Fire and Emergency NZ refused their demands. The union claims their industry is understaffed and underpaid, with working conditions that are unsafe and causing major health issues to workers. FENZ says they're surprised that a group dedicated to saving peoples…
 
The cull has continued in the White Ferns with two more players from the World Cup squad finding themselves left right out. Vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite quit international cricket yesterday, after being dropped by New Zealand Cricket. Her wife Lea Tahuhu, Frankie Mackay, Thamsyn Newton and Leigh Kasperek. Their experience has been replaced by six…
 
Advocates say refugees due to arrive in New Zealand from Australia and detention centres in Nauru will need to be treated with care and dignity. In March, Australia agreed to allow 150 refugees to resettle in Aotearoa each year over the next three years - the first could arrive in the next few months. Robin Martin has more.…
 
Locals living in the stench in Christchurch's Bromley feel a bit ripped off by the council's financial aid. Christchurch City council is promising to spend a million dollars to give some relief to the thousands of residents living there. It works out to be $200 per household. Tessa Guest has been gauging reaction.…
 
The laws governing surrogacy in NZ are out-dated and in need of a major overall according the a Law Commission review. Top of the list changing the legal status of intended parents who use a surrogate; meaning they will no longer have to adopt their own child after it's born. At the moment the person carrying the baby is the legal parent regardless…
 
The Prime Minister has secured a meeting with the Leader of the Free World. Jacinda Ardern will sit down with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House next week. It's only the third time New Zealand's Prime Minister has met with the President in two decades. The meeting comes at a critical time - with the war in Uk…
 
The leadership of Gloriavale is publicly repenting...issuing a statement apologising for failing to protect sex abuse victims and exploited workers. A landmark court decision recently ruled that three former residents of the commune were employees from age six doing strenuous difficult and sometimes dangerous work - all unpaid. And several members …
 
Another jab is on the agenda for those most at risk of serious illness from Covid. The additional booster shot has been recommended by the Ministry of Health vaccine advisory group and is intended for the elderly, aged and disability care residents and severely immunocompromised people over the age of 16. Potentially that is several hundred thousan…
 
A call for peace in a town grappling with gang violence. A hikoi through Kaikohe today culminated in a rāhui being placed over the Far North town in the hope it might quiet a bitter feud between rivals. The town has seen multiple shootings and a daylight brawl on its main street in recent months. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001…
 
Wallace Chapman and panellists Michael Moynihan and Leonie Freeman talk about why people now trust banks more than they do supermarkets, what it will mean if New Zealand's electoral threshold is lowered from 5% and they speak to a teacher in Timaru where a school garden is helping feed those less fortunate.…
 
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