New Zealand

NZ regional airline releases 'all-you-can-fly' tickets

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A New Zealand airline is releasing $799 all-you-can-fly tickets, giving purchasers three months to travel as often as they like with the airline.

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Nanaia Mahuta to launch new NZ climate finance strategy in Tonga

Friday 19 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

New Zealand's foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta is launching a new strategy during her visit to Tonga, which outlines how decisions will be made to spend the $1.3 billion New Zealand pledged for climate finance ahead of last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

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New home for The Fono New Zealand: "a significant milestone"

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

New Zealand-based Pasifika health service, the Fono, has finally found a home for its Faleoko, food hub distribution centre.

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Air New Zealand reduces flight schedule over next six months to deal with staff sickness

Wednesday 10 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Air New Zealand will operate a reduced schedule over the next six months as staff sickness levels continue to cause disruption to travel.

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Back on stage - Pacific Music Awards banishes the covid blues

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland came alive with music, glitz and glam for the first live Pacific Music Awards in two years on Thursday night.

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MP's bill could right the wrong of a 'racist law'

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

New Zealand Green Party MP Teanau Tuiono is promoting a private member's bill he hopes will remove a "racist law" introduced in 1982.

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Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani celebrations in full swing

Wednesday 3 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani or Cook Islands language week in Aotearoa is in full swing.

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Aotearoa to mark first anniversary of dawn raids apology

Tuesday 2 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The official celebration of the first anniversary of the Dawn Raids Apology is to be held at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland on August 27 2022.

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Ancient swan fossil discovered at New Zealand dig site

Friday 22 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Paleontologists have discovered a fossil believed to belong to the Southern Hemisphere's oldest known swan species.

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Wild weather: Travel disruption set to continue after storm

Thursday 21 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The wild weather that battered parts of the country yesterday, cancelling flights and ferry services and closing roads, is still causing disruption for thousands of people.

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Clean up ahead for parts of Otago, Canterbury

Tuesday 19 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A massive clean up is ahead for parts of Otago and Canterbury after a storm that flooded homes and farms, ripped up roads, cut off towns and sliced a bridge in half.

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David Liti can't deny pressure ahead of Commonwealth Games

Monday 18 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Don't be fooled by the big smile - weightlifter David Liti gets nervous when he walks out to the stage and doesn't mind admitting he's feeling pressure ahead of his second Commonwealth Games.

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Climate funding to support Pacific seed crops

Tuesday 12 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The government is putting $10 million of its $1.3 billion climate aid fund towards conserving Pacific crop seeds and researching climate-resilient varieties.

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'Ninja style' bail checks before police shooting of Shargin Stephens

Tuesday 28 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Police emails seen by RNZ reveal officers planned to hide "ninja style" close to Shargin Stephens' house late at night to try and catch him breaching bail.

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Majority of New Zealanders concerned about harmful online content - report

Tuesday 28 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

New Zealanders lack confidence in social media companies to keep them safe and are highly concerned about youth being exposed to harmful or inappropriate content.

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Step forward as students allowed to wear Pacific attire

Monday 13 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A New Zealand school's adoption of a Pacific garment is being described as a step in the right direction but more needs to be done to lift students up.

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Pacific civil society groups urge NZ to support a moratorium on deep sea mining

Tuesday 7 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

Representatives of Pacific civil society and conservation groups are calling on the New Zealand government to show regional leadership and support a moratorium on deep sea mining.

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Hamilton back on World 7s series calendar

Tuesday 31 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The World Sevens series will return to Hamilton next January with the Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens set to defend their respective titles.

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Third member of Ardern's US delegation tests positive for Covid-19

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

A third member of the Prime Minister's delegation has tested positive for Covid-19, and is now isolating in Washington DC.

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Government accused of neglecting Pacific partnerships as China's influence grows

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The government is being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China tries to boost its influence in the region.

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