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Polluted flood water could pose a health risk for several days and it could be longer before some people can go home.

Christchurch's flood emergency not yet over

Polluted flood water could pose a health risk for several days and it could be longer before some people can go home.

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02:28
A new crown company will build road, rail and water networks, funded by the Government and private investors.

Government unveils $600m fund to provide roads and water to new housing areas

Labour says the infrastructure funding has been too long coming.

'Stop being heroes' - Doctors told to get the flu jab

Figures show that just 65 percent of medical staff at District Health Boards are immunised against the flu this year.

00:33
Paddocks were left underwater following the storm.

Waitaki District residents see the sunny-side of wild winter storm

It had flooded three times in nine years, "but this is the worst by far".

01:11
The organisers are hoping the get-together eases tensions and resolves issues - both large and small.

'It's all about kaupapa' – Despite scrapping in the ring, gang fight-night friendly and relaxed

Among the spectators was family of dead Head Hunter's gang member Connor Morris.

01:16
The Green Party co-leader's voice trembled as she spoke about the "difficult decisions" people make on low incomes.

'I had to be the best mum I could for this little baby' - Greens co-leader breaks down over self-confessed benefit fraud

Her voice trembled as she spoke about the "difficult decisions" people make on low incomes.

Waikato police attempt to piece clues together after pedestrian stuck by car

The vehicle left the scene without stopping, but left behind some vital information.

00:34
A National Cancer Agency would ensure consistent treatment for patients regardless of where they live.

Labour promises $20 million to ensure cancer treatment across all NZ regardless of location

"What really worries me is that cancer care can be a 'post code' lottery," Mr Little said.

'Social media has changed the game' for youth suicide as a political issue

Mike King believes it's allowing youth to confront politicians.

'It's an absolutely tragic event' - Girl, 9, dies after suspected bath drowning in Auckland

She died at the scene and the death is being referred to the Coroner.

West Coast and Fiordland next in the firing line for wild winter storm

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the areas.

'Give the public a say' - Labour on changes to whistle-blower's Act

Labour's Transport spokeswoman Sue Moroney says we need to have a very public conversation.

02:00
Two century-old scores by famous English composer Gustav Holst have been found in Tauranga.

Music world in a spin over discovery of manuscripts

Two century-old scores by famous English composer Gustav Holst have been found in Tauranga.

Rain reprieve for sodden Christchurch, a fine day ahead as the clean-up begins

The roads along the Heathcote River are likely to remain flooded.

Inexperienced trampers lost on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing rescued from cold, snowy conditions

The trampers spent the night in a hut along with Search and Rescue Volunteers.

02:00
A top economist says the billions of dollars of Chinese investment is badly needed.

Expo to bridge the cultural barrier between Chinese and New Zealand builders

Event organises aim to target Kiwi scepticism at Chinese developers.

04:25
Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has been in the city assessing the damage first hand.

'Extremely treacherous' black ice spurs warning for flooded Otago

Contractors are treating the roads, however they are also busy with flood-related work.

02:51
Farmers in Otago hurried to move stock, while slips in Dunedin are still causing concern.

Worst is over for flood-ravaged South Island, but sub-zero temperatures and high tides proving a headache

A winter storm dropped more than twice of the average July rain within 24-hours.

02:01
GNS Science is working with decades worth of data to develop an early warning system.

Early warning system for slips being developed

GNS Science is working with decades worth of data to develop an early warning system.

02:09
This time the brawl was an organised boxing fight aimed at keeping gang violence off the streets.

Rival gangs clash in Whangarei - but only 'love and respect' in the ring

An organised boxing fight aimed at keeping gang violence off the streets has been labelled a success by police and gang members alike.

04:32
Rivers burst their banks across the east of the city and a state of emergency was declared.

Rain eases leaving large swathes of eastern South Island under water and some evacuated residents not back home

Torrential rain saw rivers burst their banks, flooding farmland, roads, homes and businesses.

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Prime Minister Bill English was only too keen to help out his Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop.

First hoardings signal the election campaign is underway

Prime Minister Bill English was only too keen to help out his Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop.

02:13
This follows an investigation by the State Services Commission into Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison.

Paula Bennett promises to protect whistleblowers who expose fraud within the public service

"I'll do whatever I can to protect them," the State Services Minister says.

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Kinloch shooting victim named as local man

Family members found Scott John Henry dead from a gunshot wound.

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