Police review cold case homicide investigation on the 40 year anniversary of 1980 rape and murder of Alicia O’Reilly in Auckland

Auckland detectives are re-investigating the senseless rape and murder of a six-year-old girl on the 40th anniversary of her death. Alicia O’Reilly was found dead in her own bed on … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Wage subsidy extended as businesses brace for ‘extraordinary’ lockdown disruption

Finance Minister Grant Robertson will work through details of a plan to extend the wage subsidy scheme after the Government announced the continuation of current Covid-19 lockdown settings for at … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – NZ to maintain current lockdown settings for 12 more days

New Zealand will maintain its current lockdown settings for 12 more days. That would mean the current settings will be in place for 14 days – or one full incubation … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Police increasing presence in Coromandel, officer in isolation

Police have increased their presence in Thames-Coromandel after a big influx of Aucklanders because of the Super City’s level 3 lockdown. Meanwhile, a Waikato officer is in self isolation after … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Calls for compassion for family at centre of virus outbreak

Kiwis are being urged to show greater compassion to the family at the centre of the latest Covid-19 outbreak. Auckland councillor for the Manukau Ward Efeso Collins has been messaging … Read More

Local Focus: Waiariki candidates’ biggest election issue is Covid 19 recovery

Economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is front and centre of plans for the main candidates in the Waiariki electorate. In this Local Focus 2020 Election video, candidates were asked … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Managed isolation charges to come into force tomorrow

Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from tomorrow, after they passed their last Cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods says. “The new charging system balances the … Read More

Local Focus: Waiariki candidates put the environment first over business

The three main candidates for the Waiariki electorate all agree the environment is important and New Zealand as a whole should treat it with respect. In this Local Focus video … Read More