“We’ll be there” Loughman to face the no-confidence vote on Friday

With reportage and photographs by Hilaire Bule in Port Vila Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman confirmed that he will attend the next session of an extraordinary session of parliament on…

Call to put aside “the punitive approach” to young offenders

A sustained rise in juvenile crime continues with ram raids, smash ‘n’ grabs and brawls across the country, but a youth development organization says leaders don’t have a mark on…

Avocado exporter is targeting Asia after disappointing results in Australia

Production company Seeka is working to export more avocados to Asia this season to minimize its reliance on Australia. Avocados are an unknown quantity in some parts of Asia. Photo:…

Snodgrass residents still want answers

By Brandon McMahon, local democracy journalist A clear solution for a flood-prone neighborhood on the outskirts of Westport will not be known until the government responds to the proposed $…

Mt Messenger Bypass: The helicopter lowers the excavators on the project site

A helicopter was used to drop three excavators at the remote Mt Messenger bypass site on State Highway 3 in northern Taranaki. An excavator is flown to a remote area…

Mark Brown has been confirmed Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

The Queen’s representative to the Cook Islands, Sir Tom Marsters, confirmed Mark Brown as Prime Minister. Mark Brown has been confirmed Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. Photo: Pacific Islands…

The government’s measles campaign a ‘failure’ – National

National has branded the government’s two-year $ 20 million measles recovery campaign as a failure that cannot be attributed solely to Covid-19. Only 23,500 of the 300,000 targeted received the…

Northland marae hopes to increase the number of those who can use the te reo Māori sign language

Twenty marae across Northland want to increase the number of whānau who can speak te reo Māori … in sign language. The He Aha course aims to improve communication with…

Towards zero carbon: Yealands Wines sought-after partner

Electricity distributor Marlborough Lines (MLL) is looking for a partner to invest in Yealands Wines as part of a plan to accelerate renewable energy production and electrification development in the…

Final push for the nominations of the municipal councils

With less than 24 hours before nominations for October’s local body election close, Horizons Regional Councilor Fiona Gordon is encouraging people to get their nominations. “The more diversity around our…