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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.

7:46 PM  Bomb disposal robot called in to explode suspicious package in Lambton Quay.

Kids' gifts cheer burglary victim

6:53 PM  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.

'If you don't like it, go home'

Labour leader is confident of changes to Australian rules for expat Kiwis.

States Services Commissioner Iain Rennie is looking into a complaint about the conduct of Housing NZ and Nick Smith's office.

Watchdogs, we have a problem

OPINION:Time for a crack down on officials involved in preparing and censoring information


Colleges' wait could be over

A decision about the future of Marlborough Girls' College and Marlborough Boys' College, pictured, may be imminent.

Excitement builds ahead of Friday's mystery assembly.

More kids bunking off

Report on national truancy rates shows Marlborough above average for "frequent truants".

Auckland principals say changes to the  Education Act will affect generations of school children.

Principals urge parents to have their say

Auckland principals are urging parents to have their say on what changes should be made to the education system. 


Capital considers butt-free zones

Cigarettes butts littering the gutter in central Wellington.

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

Stuck in a rest home video

At 230kg, Blenheim man Kevin Williams needs a mobility scooter and there are no suitable state homes.

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

Coroner recommendations not enforced

Three workers released from hospital after contracting legionella.

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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