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Wednesday, Dec 14

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Labour claim Auckland housing costs up 50 pct under National

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Housing: the crisis that just keeps on keeping on.

Retirement Commissioner wants superannuation age to rise

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The Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is now calling for the superannuation age to be lifted to 67, but not for another 18 years.

Are New Zealand and Australia still best friends?

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New Zealand and Australia have an extraordinarily close relationship, thanks in part to the recent 'bromance' between John Key and Malcolm Turnbull.

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Man jailed for trafficking, exploitation

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A man found guilty on dozens of trafficking and exploitation charges has been sentenced.

Father discharged without conviction after daughter's drowning

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The father of an 18-month-old who drowned in an inflatable pool has been discharged without conviction.

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Government to repair Kaikoura coastal route

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The Government has decided to repair the badly damaged coastal route to Kaikōura.

Fishing companies praised over Maui dolphin protections

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Two fishing companies are being praised for changing their operations to help protect the endangered Maui dolphin.

Trading online? Buyer beware, warns Ombudsman

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The Banking Ombudsman is warning about the perils of high-risk online trading.

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Bitten swimmer was 'inviting' seal to attack - expert

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A marine life expert says it's possible a seal that bit a German tourist in Abel Tasman National Park was just trying to play.

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Wellington quake repairs speeding up - council

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The Wellington City Council is reopening part of the Molesworth St cordon, and says quake repairs are increasing in speed.

Three rescued from Lake Ellesmere fishing trawler

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Three people have been rescued from a fishing trawler that ran aground near Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.

Ambulance officers increasingly attacked on the job

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One paramedic even had a bow and arrow pointed at his head and another had his back broken by a patient he was treating.

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Te Papa given Warhol, Dali, Pollock artworks

The pieces were among more than $1.45m worth of artworks and cash donated to New Zealand's national museum.

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Richie McCaw in top-secret surprise for Ward kids

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It's been one month since the Kaikōura and North Canterbury earthquakes, and you might recall a small place called Ward suffered a devastating direct hit.

Tamaki Housing dumps brothers' property after dad dies

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Two Auckland brothers who lost their home when their father died of cancer have now lost many of their belongings too, including possessions from their late father.

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Northland residents block dusty roads in protest

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Frustrations have reached boiling point as locals of a small Northland town fight to have a notoriously dusty logging truck route sealed.

South African travel now requires a visa for Kiwis

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Tourists who are planning a trip to South Africa may now have to factor in a trip to Wellington first in order to obtain a visa in person.

Inside Auckland's futuristic new Waterview Tunnel

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The tar seal is down, and the electronic signs are up - all ready to welcome the Waterview Connection's first drivers.

Exploitation in NZ: Filipino builders forced to work with no safety gear

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The Filipino workers were told to get on with the job - four storeys up with no safety gear.

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Massey University chancellor steps down after 'sexist' remarks

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Massey University Chancellor Chris Kelly has stepped down after making controversial remarks about female veterinary students.

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Nicky Hager's daughter reaches settlement with police after raid

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The 10-hour search of Mr Hager's home was part of the police investigation into the hacking of Cameron Slater's emails.

Sheep milk: The billion-dollar future of New Zealand?

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Will sheep milk one day replace cow milk as Kiwis’ drink of choice? One Nelson family is banking on it, saying it’s healthier and better for the environment.

The construction company turning rubbish into treasure

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Recycling, sorting the glass from the garden waste and dividing contents into the right bins is something most of us are in the habit of doing.

Story's money challenge: $1000 lost or profit gained?

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For the past four weeks, Story has been running a 'get rich quick' scheme to see if regular people can make money off trading or if you need to be an expert.

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Trade Me butt tattoo auction nets a cheeky sum

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A Wellington woman has successfully auctioned off a section of her butt to be tattooed.

Angry seal attacks German tourist in Abel Tasman

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An 18-year-old German man received severe bite wounds to both his legs after swimming with seals in the water at Separation Point.

Sex work in New Zealand - was decriminalisation a good idea?

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Our model is different from Sweden's, which still views paying for sex as a criminal activity, in an effort to stem sex trafficking.

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Ex-principal jailed over historic sex assault

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Former primary school principal Michael Hogan has been sentenced to nine years and three months prison.

$10m Lotto winner brings family home for Christmas

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The winner of Saturday's $10 million Powerball prize says she wants to bring her family back together for Christmas, for the first time in over 10 years.

Fire crews evacuated from 'out of control' Matakana fire

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More fire crews and a third helicoptered have been called in fight the "out of control" vegetation burn-off near Matakana.