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Police cordon on Gilberthorpes Rd, Christchurch.

Loud bangs heard at Christchurch house surrounded by armed police

A witness in Hei Hei says officers used a loudspeaker to warn occupants police are going in.

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Mita was sent to prison for non-violent drug offences and got just ten minutes with her son when he died.

'Heartbreak upon heartbreak' - one Māori woman's experience of the criminal justice system

New Otago University research on Māori perceptions of the criminal justice system echoes Awatea Mita's story.

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The runway end safety areas are currently the minimum required by law.

As Wellington Airport applies to lengthen runway, safety is in dispute

Its runway end safety areas (RESAs) are 90 metres long, the minimum required by law.

Wellington CBD's free weekend parking ditched

The council says the scheme has worked too well because traffic is at its busiest on a Saturday.

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Truck and trailer carrying hazardous goods crashes, rolls into ditch near Ohakune

The crash occurred on State Highway 49 just after 3am today.

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The road – a popular alternative to State Highway  1 - is closed while police investigate the crash.

Man winched to safety after car plunges 60 metres down Paekākāriki Hill Rd near Wellington

The driver may not have been found if the crash wasn't seen by other motorists.

Is this menstruation cartoon on the cover of Otago Uni's student mag 'degrading' to women? Editor says no, Uni bosses order it to be binned

"The Proctor understood that the reason copies of this week's issue had been removed from public places, was that the cover was objectionable to many people," a university spokesperson said.

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Could there be more Australian marsupials hiding in the capital?

Pest controllers hop into action over Wellington wallaby mystery

When DOC went to take away the marsupial's body it has vanished.

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Joseph Gibbons, who lost the ends of both legs and an arm in Antarctica, made his case to a Parliamentary select committee looking at the issue.

Triple amputee tells MPs medicinal cannabis helps him become productive citizen

Joseph Gibbons made his case to a Parliamentary select committee scrutinising cannabis reform.

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MPs give self-confessed medicinal cannabis law-breakers second chance

Many advocates of the plant have been told to reconsider their submissions to parliament.

The US president's announcement on Twitter has sparked protests and outrage in Washington and beyond.

Both risks and benefits for New Zealand if US rejoins CPTPP trade agreement, says trade expert

Trump is directing advisors to look into the possibility of re-signing.

Houses evacuated on Kapiti Coast due to severe flooding

Heavy rain and high tide have caused 11 streets around Paraparaumu Beach and Raumati South to be affected.

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A group is warning of the psychological consequences of solitary confinement.

Solitary confinement up 151% in five years to 2016 - but prison population up only 16%

Corrections says increasingly violent prisoners are to blame, and that the confinements are lawful, but a think tank says it causes psychological harm.

Latest figures show annual inflation is now at 1.3 per cent, the first time inflation has been above 1 per cent in more than two years.

'Facing uncertainty' - Government's new policies causing concern for business

Eleven per cent of businesses are expecting economic conditions to worsen over the coming months.

Wellington airport flights delayed, diverted and cancelled due to fog and poor weather

The arrivals and departures board shows 17 flights are delayed.

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Two people critically injured in Canterbury crash

Police say one of the vehicles was towing a boat at the time.

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The highest court in NZ says a decision to keep safety areas at each end as short as possible was wrong.

The price of safety - Supreme Court finds aviation regulator too focused on cost

The CAA director was mistaken in saying Wellington Airport's runway safety areas could remain as short as legally possible, even if the runway is extended.

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The highest court in NZ says a decision to keep safety areas at each end as short as possible was wrong.

Supreme Court finds error made when Wellington Airport allowed to keep safety areas at 90 metres

The airport wants to extend its runway, but keep its existing safety zones.

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Horowhenua mayor loses vote of no confidence amid council in-fighting

Today's "extraordinary council meeting" had to be called after nine councillors staged a walk out last week.

Raw video: 'It's all just dead fish' – hundreds of dead smelt wash up on Otaki Beach near Wellington

The local council says evidence suggested "natural death from a mass shoal stranding in the estuary".

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