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Kate Nicol-Williams

01:24
Descendants of the Māori chief are calling for it to be renamed, saying it’s an insult.

Fonterra under fire from iwi over name of its Kapiti-brand cheese, Tuteremoana

Muaūpoko have taken exception to the dairy giant using the name of their ancestor for their product.

01:31
Thousands of people are still walking beside it after the building was deemed an earthquake risk.

Tenants of Wellington's Reading Cinemas complex kept in dark about when they can reopen

An official report on the complex's potential seismic risk is expected within the next week.

01:26
Sparrows and pigeons adorned with Christmas decorations have been found dead over the last three years.

Breakthrough made in disturbing case of birds found decorated with tinsel in Wellington

Sparrows and pigeons adorned with Christmas decorations have been found dead over the last three years.

01:55
It’s prompted Hutt City Council to investigate the issue.

Homelessness on the rise in Lower Hutt attributed to lack of affordable housing

A single mother who sleeps in a room with her two children has found looking for a rental an uphill battle.

01:39
It marks the end of a five-month project.

Newly refurbished chimpanzee habitat opens at Wellington Zoo

The chimps were extremely excited as they entered their new environment today.

00:45
The 2300-year-old treasures were discovered by accident in the 1970s.

Ancient Terracotta Warriors hugely popular with Kiwis on day one of exhibition

Te Papa estimate 100,000 people will view the exhibition which is on show until the end of April 2019.

00:42
The collection includes eight ancient Chinese soldiers, two full-size horses and more than 160 other Chinese artefacts.

Ancient Terracotta Warriors in Wellington ahead of Te Papa exhibition

The collection includes eight soldiers, two full-size horses and more than 160 other Chinese artefacts.

01:44
It appears our favourite British Secret Service agent has a not-so-hidden problem – his alcohol intake.

James Bond has a chronic drinking problem say Otago University researchers

It appears our favourite British Secret Service agent has a not-so-hidden problem – his alcohol intake.

Man charged with murder after decapitated body found in Petone

The accused was given interim name suppression in court.

00:30
The scene examination at the Jackson Street Flats is likely to continue for several more days.

Hutt City Councillor calls housing development where 71-year-old man decapitated a 'recipe for disaster'

Tui Lewis said a stream of people with mental health issues had moved into the state housing development.

01:43
Te Papa Museum will be hosting the famous figures for Kiwis to see.

China's ancient terracotta warriors touch down in Wellington for exhibition

For the next five months, their home will be at Wellington's Te Papa national museum.

01:32
As the milestone was marked today some called for more to be done to achieve equality.

Descendant of Kiwi suffragette seeks answers on her key role

Kura Carpenter has discovered her great-great-grandma was the first name on the petition that led to women being allowed to vote 125 years ago.

01:21
The Department of Conservation has described the move as a gamechanger.

Kāpiti locals launch 24/7 surveillance camera to deter marine reserve poaching

Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve say there's been a massive increase in reported cases of illegal fishing in the reserve.

01:35
The industry says it's on track to deliver, but only of the Government takes action now.

Nurseries call for quicker action on Govt's plan to plant 1 billion trees by 2027

With some natives taking up to five years to grow for selling, the industry says it needs to know what trees are required, where and when.

01:23
As the Armistice centenary drew thousands in Wellington, emotional descendants spoke of the futility of war.

'We don't want it to ever happen again' - Armistice service draws thousands in Wellington

A large crowd gathered at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for the service.

01:31
Getting tens of thousands of people out of the capital after an earthquake is a big worry for Civil Defence.

'A real issue' - Wellingtonians test walking home from city after an earthquake

Getting tens of thousands of people out of the capital after an earthquake is a big worry for Civil Defence.

01:38
The Wairarapa town of Featherston will pay tribute tomorrow.

Wairarapa War Camp memorial to be unveiled as part of Armistice Day

The war camp trained 60,0000 men for service in World War One.

01:29
John Walsh's 1980 Tolaga Bay mural is finally being celebrated after a contentious beginning.

Tolaga Bay mural that divided Māoridom officially launched 38 years later

John Walsh's giant A Portrait of Uawa, Tolaga Bay painting has finally seen the light of day.

01:49
About 9000 Kiwis died after soldiers returning from WW1 brought the disease home with them.

On 100-year anniversary of influenza outbreak that killed 9000 Kiwis, fresh concerns arise

The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million people globally and remains NZ's largest scale public health crisis.

01:53
Some on the Government’s advisory panel say getting rid of the disease is “no longer achievable or economically rational”.

Three more farms infected with mycoplasma bovis, MPI find

The total of infected farms with stock present in New Zealand now sits at 33.

01:48
Millions of data points are creating a map of the past to help the future.

Robert Scott's weather logs give Kiwi scientists new insight on climate change

Weather logs from the explorer's final expedition to the South Pole are being used to predict future climates.

00:48
Tranzurban and Wellington Tramways Union will meet for mediation with MBIE next Wednesday.

Wellington bus company says most services were unaffected by today's drivers strike

Just under 60 bus trips in the Hutt Valley were cancelled along with five in Wellington as of this afternoon.

Many are calling on central Government to fix the capital’s public transport woes.

'Too big, too quick' - Wellington bus operators warned regional council to slow down with overhaul

Tranzurban, NZ Bus and Uzabus outlined their views on the revamp of the region’s bus system to MPs.

Drivers in the Hutt Valley are taking industrial action today, but Tranzit says it won’t have a big impact.

Tranzurban asks for mediation as it seeks agreement with Wellington bus drivers

Wellington-based Tranzurban union members are still planning on striking tomorrow.

01:20
Facebook have chipped in to help train students how to deal with online bullies.

'We always want to be doing more' - anti-bullying group aided by $100,00 injection from Facebook

Sticks 'n' Stones are aiming to train students ways to combat online bullies.

00:52
March organiser Wiki Mulholland says many stage four breast cancer patients turned out, while Labour's Louisa Wall says the funding system will be scrutinised.

Breast cancer sufferers march on Parliament calling on Pharmac to fund two 'game-changer' drugs

The drugs are "literally a lifetime for us," petition organiser Terre Nicholson says.

01:40
There are calls for the government to step in and help the industry establish itself.

Wind power operators say changes to the RMA needed to fulfill renewable energy goals

No new wind farms have been built since 2015, but the government wants us to be 100 per cent renewable by 2035.

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