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Luke Coxon on The AM Show.

Health Minister vetoing DHB pay agreements, union claims

"It's completely illogical and it's mind-boggling. This strike should not be happening."

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Body found in search for missing elderly man

Police believe it's that of 77-year-old John 'Johnny' Mohi.

Watch: Jamie Cunningham opens up about his experience being stung by a stingray.

Mt Maunganui tourist injured by stingray

Local surfers came to his aid on the beach.

In September 2018, The Government announced an investment of $152.7 million in the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti region for several major projects including upgrades to the roading network, airport and the Titirangi Summit.

Govt invests $82 million in regional employment boost

The cash injection is aimed at getting Māori and Pasifika into work.

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Kawerau's tap water has turned yellow

The council says it's because of something the Government told them to do.

Watch NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for the summer months.

Scorching hot 30degC+ temperatures to hit parts of NZ

Most regions will have daily highs of at least 27degC.

Newdicks Beach.

Landslide reveals human bones in Bay of Plenty

A prohibition notice advises people to avoid the area.

A map with a pointer over Matakana Island.

Matakana death: Two men to appear in court

Freedom Taikato died in a suspected homicide on New Year's Day.

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Alleged avocado thief caught with massive haul

Bay of Plenty police are now trying to reunite the fruit with its rightful owner.

Police are "absolutely determined" to hold the person who committed the crime to account.

Police investigate elderly Ōpōtiki man's suspicious death

He was thought to have died from a fall. The truth might be far more sinister.

Watch: NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for summer.

'Tropical-fuelled' storms to kick off first days of NZ summer

'True summer' won't be here for a while, Weather Watch warns.

Emergency services were called at around 2:30am to the crash.

At least one dead in fiery crash north of Taupō

Emergency services are still working to separate the vehicles.

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All kids in cars - including goats - should have restraints, police say

Police aren't kidding around.

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Up to five injured in Bay of Plenty crash

A large truck and trailer and ute have collided.

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Police rush to three-car crash in Bay of Plenty

Three seriously injured people have been transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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Eco groups still fighting seven years after Rena

In 2011, the shipwreck spilled 350 tonnes of oil off Tauranga's coast.

What laws govern cannabis and how much has thinking changed towards it?

New Zealand's cannabis hotspots revealed

Auckland confiscations have been trumped by other regions.

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Frustrated Bay of Plenty locals protest deadly stretch of SH2

Hundreds of people blocked the Wairoa Bridge, saying they don't want more people to die.

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Mag-5.1 quake rattles Bay of Plenty

It caused moderate shaking.

Waiotahe Beach Rd, west of Opotiki, has been completely closed after heavy weather brought down the roadside bank.

Slip closes Bay of Plenty highway

State Highway 2, west of Opotiki, has been completely closed.

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