NEW ZEALAND – The Rotuman language is listed on the Unesco’s list of endangered languages as “vulnerable”.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – There are claims of foul play in French Polynesia’s territorial election which have prompted calls to cancel last month’s first round on one island.

A giant sinkhole has opened up on a farm near Rotorua following Sunday’s record breaking rainfall in the region.

Bill English starts a new job

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Former prime minister Bill English has been appointed to the board of Australian retail giant Wesfarmers.

Roadworkers unearth waka

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Road workers have uncovered what’s thought to be parts of a pre-European Maori waka on a motorway project north of Auckland.

NEW ZEALAND – The country’s leading banks have been ordered to prove they are not ripping off their customers like their Australian counterparts have been doing.

A case of too many Victorias

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Victoria University of Wellington is considering dropping the ‘Victoria’ from its name to avoid confusion with other institutions.

Campervans contaminated

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Holidaymakers may be sleeping in campervans contaminated with the toxic chemicals used to make methamphetamine.

Children taking meth to school

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Methamphetamine has become so endemic in New Zealand there are now reports of primary-age children taking the drug to school.

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