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Russia-Ukraine war: Petition calling for expulsion of Russian ambassador delivered to Parliament

By Giles Dexter of RNZ A petition has been delivered to Parliament, calling for the Russian ambassador to be expelled, and for New Zealand to sever diplomatic relations.Ambassador Georgii Zuev retains his diplomatic posting,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 8:51 pm

Mt Roskill, Auckland shooting: Teens charged, woman stable in hospital

Two teenagers have been arrested after a woman was shot with an airgun in Mt Roskill, Auckland, early yesterday morning.One teen has been charged with wounding with reckless disregard, the other with reckless discharge of an airgun...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 7:29 pm

New Zealand dad with two decades of offending in Australia escapes 501 deportation order

A New Zealand man, due to be deported from Australia under its 501 policy, has convinced authorities to let him stay despite his extensive criminal history, drug addiction and a recent prison sentence. Mark Skedden, 41, was granted...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 7:00 pm

Police incident in Clendon Park, South Auckland: Two hearses seen leaving property

STAY IN THE KNOW. SIGN UP TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS HERE. Two hearses have been seen leaving a Clendon Park property where a large number of police, including forensic staff in boiler suits, have been this afternoon and evening,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 5:11 pm

Comancheros trial: Seiana Fakaosilea, others found guilty of 600kg meth conspiracy

A 22-year-old who served as the acting national commander of the Comancheros has been found guilty alongside others of conspiring to import a massive 600kg haul of methamphetamine - estimated to be worth roughly $90 million - into...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:24 pm



Labour MP Gaurav Sharma's claims of 'rampant' bullying in Parliament described as 'brave' by opposition and denied by senior ministers

"Employment matters" are being worked through with a Labour backbencher MP who made explosive claims about bullying and gaslighting involving party whips and the Parliamentary Service, it has been revealed. The allegations, published...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:23 pm

Would you catch a train between Tauranga and Auckland? Parliament wants to know

Parliament wants to know whether you would catch a train from Tauranga to Auckland or Hamilton, or perhaps between Wellington and the rest of the North Island.Parliament's Transport and Infrastructure select committee has opened...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:08 pm

Opinion: Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma blows whistle on Parliament bullying, takes aim at officials, party whips

OPINION: Much has been said this week about bullying and the abysmal culture of our political parties which, in my opinion, continue to betray the trust of our voters. Over the past few years and under the outgoing Speaker Trevor...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:03 pm

Photographer Simon Woolf ditches Wellington City Council in bid for regional role

Photographer and current Wellington city councillor Simon Woolf has confirmed he is eyeing a seat on the regional council. Woolf, serving his third term on Wellington City Council, previously announced he would not be seeking a...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 3:53 pm

Wellington's modified ground more at risk of landslips than natural slopes

Modified ground used to fill Wellington's valleys nearly 100 years ago is growing old and putting the city at greater risk of landslips, a geomorphologist has warned.Earthquake Commission assessors in Wellington are about to get...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 3:38 pm

Man had 'unhealthy infatuation' with 14yo girl set up cameras to film her showering

A man who had an infatuation with a teenage girl and set up cameras in her bedroom and bathroom told police he had an "unhealthy infatuation" with her. Shaun McCartney took videos of the 14-year-old both in the shower and getting...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 3:04 pm

Herald afternoon quiz: August 11

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Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 3:00 pm

Wellington public servant switches briefcase for brushes in bold new art exhibition

With bold colour and at times disturbing imagery, a Wellington public servant is using his art to inspire people to look within themselves and find their own light and resilience. Mervin Singham, the chief executive of the Ministry...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 2:33 pm

Space scientist Duncan Steel given home detention for campaign to humiliate woman he knew

An accomplished space scientist is now grounded on home detention for offences described as a determined campaign to break, humiliate and embarrass a woman he knew.Duncan Irving Steel was today sentenced to 12 months' home detention...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 2:31 pm

New case of monkeypox in New Zealand

A fourth case of monkeypox has been detected in New Zealand.The Ministry of Health and Te Whatu Ora confirmed a person who had recently returned from overseas was currently isolating in the South Island following a positive test...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 2:31 pm

Oranga Tamariki reviews involvement with abused boy left permanently disabled

Oranga Tamariki says it is "deeply regrettable" that it was unable to prevent a little Hastings boy's brain injury that left him with a permanent disability. The ministry says it is reviewing its involvement with the boy's family...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 2:20 pm

Local elections 2022: Wāhine Māori challenge mayoral seats

By Leah Tebutt of RNZ A number of wāhine Māori have put their hats in the ring to become mayor at this year's local body elections.Georgina Beyer is believed to be the first and only Māori woman ever elected as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:44 pm

Opinion: Give Zac Guildford his 1st division second chance

OPINION There's a bit of you-know-what going down at the Woodend Rugby Club, over whether or not former All Black Zac Guildford should be taken on as a coach.Or "troubled" former All Black Zac Guildford - as pretty much every...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:38 pm



Wellington tradesman fails to appear in court after 21 charges laid against him

A Wellington tradesman accused of scamming dozens of people has failed to appear in court after 21 charges were laid against him. Faamanu Anae was scheduled to appear in court on August 9 after the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:28 pm

Police 'monitoring' Brian Tamaki-led Freedom and Rights Coalition upcoming Parliament protest, Wellington street march

Police will be monitoring a protest led by Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki that intends marching through central Wellington before staging a mock trial at Parliament.New details have emerged of the rally set to take place on August...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:22 pm





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