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Defence Force won't take part in Auckland Pride after police uniform ban
The New Zealand Defence Force will not walk in next year's Auckland Pride Parade after the festival board banned police officers from wearing their uniforms. Squadron leader Stu Pearce said the Defence Force would not be applying to participate in the ...
Levi Joule: Let uniformed LGBT police parade their PrideNew Zealand Herald
'Incredibly tense': Auckland Pride Parade hui on cops wearing uniforms turns sourNewshub

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New Zealand Herald
Ombudsman clears mayoral decision over commercially sensitive National Stadium reports
New Zealand Herald
The Ombudsman has cleared Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's decision to grant councillors conditional access to two National Stadium reports. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier said the decision was justified considering the commercial sensitivity. In June ...
Stadium report conditions 'justified' - OmbudsmanRadio New Zealand
Chief Ombudsman issues findings on access to National Stadium reports by Auckland CouncillorsVoxy
Auckland mayor's handling of stadium report 'justified' - Chief
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Radio New Zealand
Court bid to reopen CTV building engineering investigation
Radio New Zealand
Government lawyers have asked the High Court to order the Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) to resume its investigation into the civil engineer responsible for the CTV building, which collapsed in the 2011 earthquake, killing 115 people.
Sequel to CTV building collapse over action against engineerThe Press
CTV tragedy: Families still want 'justice'Newstalk ZB
Review of decision to drop CTV building engineer investigation beginsNewshub
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Radio New Zealand
Teachers want urgency on ECE changes
Radio New Zealand
An overhaul of the early childhood sector will raise costs and could run some centres out of business, a Cabinet paper shows. Education minister Chris Hipkins launches the draft early childhood strategy at the Knox Church Playgroup in Lower Hutt.
A new 10-year early learning strategic plan aims to shake up New Zealand's early-learning sectorNew Zealand Herald
Government announces $3.5 billion early childhood planTVNZ
New plan for high quality early
Newstalk ZB -Newshub -NZCity -Devdiscourse
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Waikato Times
No power until Monday night at earliest, Transpower says
Waikato Times
Plans are in place to set up emergency centres in Taupō if the power - which has been cut off since Monday morning - is not restored. Taupō Mayor David Trewavas said council would reassess the situation on Tuesday morning if Unison and Transpower NZ ...
Thousands without power in TaupōBrinkwire (press release)

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New Zealand Herald
A consortium of some of New Zealand's largest lobby groups want to see big changes to the RMA
New Zealand Herald
A consortium of some of New Zealand's largest lobby groups are calling on the Government to stop "tinkering around the edges" of RMA reform and overhaul the entire legislation. This follows Environment Minister David Parker committing to undo the ...
A coalition of powerful business groups urge a complete overhaul of the resource management systemThe Dominion Post

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New Zealand Herald
Call for urgent climate action backed by 150 New Zealand academics
New Zealand Herald
A landmark report warning that the world has little more than a decade to try to limit global warming to 1.5C has prompted 150 Kiwi academics to issue an urgent call to the Government for bold action on climate change. The report, released last month ...
150 academics, researchers urge 'robust and emergency' climate
New Zealand scientists call on government to move faster on climate changeRadio New Zealand
Top academics call on government to take climate
The Brown and White
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Teen activist and philanthropist with terminal cancer passes away
A young woman who spent most of her final years fighting for women's rights to be free from sexual violence has passed away from cancer aged 18. Eva McGauley passed away at home yesterday morning, according to a "heartbroken" post on her Instagram ...

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Government announces $3.5 billion early childhood plan
Early childhood centres are facing surprise audits and higher minimum staffing requirements after the government unveiled a $3.5 billion overhaul of the sector. The government's draft 10-year strategic plan for early childhood education also suggested ...
Govt announces $3.5 billion early childhood planRadio New Zealand
Questions remain over Government's ECE
Barnardos welcomes Government's draft ten year strategy for early learningVoxy
New Zealand Herald -NZCity -Newshub
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New Zealand Herald
Whanganui berry farm forced to close pick-your-own strawberry service
New Zealand Herald
Popular family attraction Windermere Berry Farm has cancelled pick-your-own days after repeated thefts and other poor behaviour. For the second year in a row, staff have been forced to put a temporary stop to the farm's pick-your-own strawberry service.
Thefts force farm to close pick-your-own strawberry serviceNewstalk ZB
Whanganui berry farm stops 'pick your own' system after theftsNewshub

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