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Unbelievabowl opposition to clubs‘ liquor licence request

Unbelievabowl opposition to clubs‘ liquor licence request

Bowling clubs across Wellington are confused about an objection by police to the renewal of their liquor licences. People playing lawn bowls Photo: 123RF Up to 12 community bowling clubs applied to renew their licences recently, and all have been objected to. Bowls Wellington chairman Mark O‘Connor, who is also the president of the Whitby Bowling Club, said it was […]

Connecting the dots for electric car owners

Connecting the dots for electric car owners

A new database to verify electric vehicle charging stations will help give drivers confidence to travel long distances says the Associate Transport Minister. Photo: RNZ provides information across various apps and websites to let drivers know where they can charge their cars, what equipment is available and how long the charge will take. There have been instances overseas where drivers […]

Two men found standing on car roof after flooding

Two men found standing on car roof after flooding

Two men have been rescued from a flooded river overnight. (file photo) Photo: 123 RF Police say the two men, aged 27 and 29, were driving a 4×4 vehicle that got into difficulty in the Waimea River. There had been heavy rain in the area earlier in the day. The two men were standing on the roof of their Nissan […]

Tourism Industry Aotearoa backs proposed border tax

Tourism Industry Aotearoa backs proposed border tax

A tourism advocacy group says it will accept a new border levy for international travellers, as long as the money is used to benefit visitor experience in New Zealand. Photo: 123RF Under the most international visitors entering New Zealand for less than 12 months will be charged, with the rate set at between $25 and $35. Australians and people from […]

IRD and MBIE staff to strike again tomorrow

IRD and MBIE staff to strike again tomorrow

Up to 4000 government workers will walk off the job for two hours tomorrow to protest against pay levels and work hours. Photo: RNZ/Rebekah Parsons-King The Public Service Association said its Inland Revenue and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) members who called a strike earlier this month had still not been able to reach agreement with their respective […]

Brace yourself, the worst of flu season is yet to come

Brace yourself, the worst of flu season is yet to come

A public health expert warns the end of the school holidays could mean the start of more influenza outbreaks. Photo: 123rf According to ESR, which manages the national influenza surveillance system, the flu season has yet to peak. Dr Nikki Turner from the Immunisation Advisory Centre said it was not too late to have the flu shot – or get […]

Gin and beer it: Parliament‘s boozy past

Gin and beer it: Parliament‘s boozy past

On the night of 14 June 1984, a drunken Prime Minister Robert Muldoon staggered down a Beehive corridor and announced a snap election to a moustachioed, beige suit wearing press pack. “It doesn’t give you much time to run-up to an election, prime minister,” one journalist asked. Muldoon paused, then wobbled slightly. His thin lip pursed to form his trademark […]