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Scenes like these are set to become a thing of the past as police cease all speed monitoring operations for the remainder of 2013

Police fill speeding quota for year

Following a busy Easter weekend on the roads, New Zealand Police Commissioner Peter Marshall is quietly conceding that police have reached their nationwide quota of speeding tickets for the entire year of 2013. The quota, reportedly set at around 700,000, acts as both a target and a cap with regards […]

Auckland Airport to add new ‘crashed’ status to arrivals board

Auckland Airport to add new ‘crashed’ status to arrivals board

Auckland International Airport is today announcing that it will be overhauling its electronic arrival boards to give people more detailed information on the status of incoming flights. Amongst the changes is the addition of a new “crashed” status that will let anyone waiting for a flight know if their loved […]

3rd Degree hosts spar over future of 3rd Degree

3rd Degree hosts spar over future of 3rd Degree

Last night, as members of Parliament debated the passage of a historic bill to legalize same sex marriage, Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner, hosts of TV3’s struggling current affairs programme 3rd Degree, staged a debate of their own. The formerly successful political journalists converted their show into a special debate […]

Dr. Anthony Poole doesn’t see why this kiwi (left) isn’t just “a tiny, baby version” of this moa (right)

‘What if kiwi are just tiny moa?’ asks biologist

A Christchurch biologist sent shockwaves throughout the scientific community Tuesday when he posed a groundbreaking question at a conference of lecturers at the University of Canterbury. The conference was a routine event held by lecturers to facilitate the sharing of research between colleagues, but it took a surprising turn when […]

ACT Party launches investigation into why John Banks is leader of ACT

ACT Party launches investigation into why John Banks is leader of ACT

The ACT Party has today announced that it will be launching a thorough investigation into how former Auckland mayor and National Party cabinet minister John Banks became the parliamentary leader of its supposedly libertarian party. Concern has been building in ACT’s ranks for some time about the leadership, which appeared […]

EQC mistakenly deletes entire insurance record

EQC mistakenly deletes entire insurance record

Homeowners are suffering immeasurable stress this afternoon after news broke that the Earthquake and War Damage Commission mistakenly deleted the entire insurance record from the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. The loss happened during an attempt to clean up the privacy breach that occurred over the weekend, when insurance advocate […]