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'Bomb' cordon lifted video

L-R:  Bomb disposal experts neutralise the suspicious package on the pavement outside McDonalds on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Bomb disposal robot called in to explode suspicious package in Lambton Quay.

Kids' gifts cheer burglary victim

A 92-year-old's home was burgled by teens pretending to be looking for work.

No 'eureka moment' on deportation

Rural thieves caught on CCTV


Core state bureaucrats cut by 474

State Services Minister Paula Bennett says backroom bureaucrat numbers cut by 474 in 2015.

A big reduction in government administration staff is highlighted after Treasury blow out.

Watchdogs, we have a problem

OPINION:It's time for a crack down on officials involved in preparing and censoring information

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton has said he will look at individual cases where the controversial detention policy appears to have an overly harsh effect, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

No 'eureka moment'

Andrew Little says there's "no appetite" from the Australian government for any changes to controversial deportation laws affecting hundreds of Kiwis.


Homecoming for new MAGS principal

Incoming Mount Albert Grammar principal Patrick Drumm is excited to get back to the community of his childhood.

5:39 AM  After 13 years at Mount Albert Grammar School Dale Burden is leaving and his replacement is raring to go.

Colleges' wait could be over

Excitement builds ahead of Friday's mystery assembly.

After months of uncertainty, it has been confirmed Turakina Maori Girls' College will close.

School closure confirmed

Staff and students at Turakina Maori Girls' College are "devastated" by news of closure.


'Protection teams' for kids

Dr Patrick Kelly, the clinical director of Starship Children's Hospital's child protection team, believes the health sector has a major role to play in preventing child abuse.

5:00 AM  How the health sector could help protect our vulnerable kids.

Capital considers butt-free zones

City council can't outlaw smoking, but it can put a ban on cigarette butts.

Clearer recommendations around cooling towers needed, says Iain Lees-Galloway.

Coroner recommendations not enforced

Workers exposed to legionella bacteria highlight the need for recommendations on cooling towers to be enforced.

Women of Influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.


Strong call to cut Fonterra board

Fonterra chairman John Wilson told farmer shareholders at the co-operative's Waitoa annual meeting that the board plans to consult with them from early next year on a review.

Bid to cut Fonterra's large board size gets strong support - despite failing.

Agriculture not in review

Greens say agriculture can't be left out of a review of greenhouse gas emissions target.

Jake's extra front limb has no movement and just hangs from his body.

Jake the Peg - lamb with 5 legs

He was born with an extra leg, floppy ear and misshapen head, but what now for this adorable lamb?

Staff at Starship Hospital use simulation-based training to get the best results for patients.


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