Kate Nicol-Williams

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Sea Shepherd says the IML Plastics factory in Lower Hutt is the main offender after so-called nurdles were found at several popular beaches.

Wellington manufacturers admit spilling plastic beads down storm water drains

Sea Shepherd says the IML Plastics factory in Lower Hutt is the main offender after so-called nurdles were found at several popular beaches.

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Try as it might, thick cloud is keeping the sun away this June, and it's got some people feeling blue.

'It's making everyone grumpy' - low sunshine hours taking its toll on New Zealanders

Christchurch is on track for its dullest June with just 18.2 hours so far.

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Principals teaching, students being divvied up and teachers losing release time are all increasing practices at some schools.

Primary relief teacher shortage worsening in some parts of NZ

Primary schools say a relief teacher shortage is putting staff under pressure as the winter chill hits.

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Survivors are feeling more confident to come forward due to greater awareness of the issues.

Wellington sexual abuse counselling service at crisis point as client numbers swell

Wellington HELP is contracted to help 300 clients every year but this year, it's tracking towards 700.

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In 75 per cent of the abuse cases, the perpetrators are family members.

Elder abuse in NZ expected to be more prevalent than figure of one in 10 older people

In 75 per cent of the abuse cases, the perpetrators are family members.

The council is considering changes for the community service.

Future of Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau no longer in jeopardy

Wellington City Council has done a U-turn on its recommendation to cut guaranteed funding.

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The mayor addressed the Wellington City Council today on the city's 2040 goal.

Wellington sets goal of becoming 'Te Reo Māori' city by 2040

The policy will for example see an increased focus on using te reo at public events.

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Statistics New Zealand figures also show around 10 per cent of Queenstown homes purchased last quarter went to overseas buyers.

One in five inner city Auckland homes bought by foreigners in March quarter

Chinese overseas tax residents purchased 504 homes nationwide in the period.

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Underwater screening equipment is being used to survey below the surface of Zealandia Ecosanctuary.

Navy underwater screening equipment used for Wellington conservation project

The lake is not in a good state, with up to 30,000 perch fish believed to be affecting the water quality.

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The council is considering changes for the community service.

Fears council shake-up will see Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau offices scrapped, funding cut

Wellington City Council is reviewing its funding for the organisation.

02:04
The medals went missing while they were on load to the South Canterbury RSA.

Family heartbroken after discovering RSA lost loaned war medals

Six medals belonging to the late World War Two veteran Walter Smith were loaned to the RSA in Timaru.

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Lead investigator Tim McKinnel says the two-year investigation uncovered human trafficking, slavery and abuse on board tuna fishing vessels

Cockroaches, no toilets and murder – Greenpeace alleges horrifying conditions on overseas tuna fishing vessels

The two-year investigation found human trafficking and even murder is occurring on the high seas.

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Wellingtonians feeling threatened or uncomfortable on night out can get help from bartender using code word

The code word is used in bars overseas and now it's launching here in a bid to reduce sexual violence.

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Three defence personal buried overseas decades ago have today arrived today at Ohakea Air Force base.

'One of the greatest days of my life' – Families of NZDF personnel reunited with loved one's repatriated remains

Three defence personnel buried overseas decades ago have today arrived today at Ohakea Air Force base.

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Kiwi music stars celebrate opening of Wellington Museum exhibition paying tribute to golden days of rock and roll in the capital.

Wellington's pioneering music scene back together to kick off NZ Music Month celebrations

Wellington Museum's new exhibition pays tribute to the golden days of rock and roll in the capital.

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The focus has moved from eradication to control.

Myrtle rust saga transitioning from tree removal to research after $13 million spent

The Ministry of Primary Industries says it can't continue trying to contain Myrtle Rust.

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Commemorations are underway in Wellington, remembering the 53 people who died in 1968.

Wahine disaster remembered: Stories of survival and tragedy 50 years on

With 734 passengers on board and storm warnings already issued, the Wahine reached the Cook Strait as Tropical Cyclone Giselle collided with a southerly front, leading to violent turbulence and rough seas.

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The disease has been found in Golden Bay in Tasman District which joins eight North Island regions with it.

Government admits it's lost the war, as deadly myrtle rust reaches the South Island

MPI has revealed it will stop trying to contain a serious plant disease from spreading further in New Zealand.

The North Shore rapper, who was last year's breakout artist at the Tui Awards, got the crowd pumping.

Warning: 'We’ve been caught on the back foot' -Homegrown ticket scammers trick Kiwi concertgoers through fake Facebook page

Homegrown event organisers have been contacted by 45 people who have been the latest targets of concert ticket scams.

Kiwi woman describes the 'horrible sight' of more than 150 stranded whales in Western Australia

Leaarne Hollowood said when she got to the bay this morning, she thought they were all dead until closer inspection.

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Housing Minister Phil Twyford introduced a Bill to parliament yesterday , calling letting fees a "bizarre anomalY".

Letting fees a 'robbery' for renters say Wellington tenants, as Bill hits parliament to ban it

Housing Minister Phil Twyford introduced a Bill yesterday calling letting fees a "bizarre anomaly".

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The Department of Conservation's Chris Green gives advice on how to tackle the pest.

Frustrated Kapiti residents make plan of attack against Argentine ant invaders

The Department of Conservation’s Chris Green gives advice on how to tackle the pest.

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