Regional

Vegans want approval tick

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Ground up insects, animal bile and bit of bones – also known as E numbers 120, 1000 and 542 – are just some of the ingredients vegans are constantly checking food labels for.

Strike forces port closure

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Striking workers have forced Lyttelton Port to close and will cause serious supply shortages, the port company says.

Call for NZ Wars holiday

Wednesday March 14, 2018

School students whose petition led to a national day of commemoration for the New Zealand wars are now asking for a public holiday to mark the occasion. At the weekend, Nga Puhi hosted the first major commemorations of the New Zealand wars, or Te Putake o Te Riri, in Northland.

NEW ZEALAND – World champion and award-winning shearer John Kirkpatrick is worried about the future of shearing as both a profession and as a sport.

NEW ZEALAND – More school counsellors, compulsory Te Reo Maori classes and cleaner bathrooms are a few of many changes New Zealand school students want for the education system.

NEW ZEALAND – The campaign director behind the recent success of New Zealand Labour is facing calls to resign after he failed to tell the police, parents or the prime minister about the alleged sexual assault of four teenagers at a summer camp held by the party.

Pacific Briefs

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Fiji’s housing chief throws in towel

Coconut oil finds US market

Wednesday March 14, 2018

SAMOA – Samoa’s Pacific Oil has just secured a joint venture with a large US multinational company, Dr. Bronners, to supply coconut oil for its Pacific soap products.

Nuku‘alofa curfew remains

Wednesday March 14, 2018

TONGA – A month after Cyclone Gita hit Tonga, police there are continuing to enforce a curfew around the capital of Nuku‘alofa.

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