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Senior Environmental Health Officer Michelle Muller inspected a fish and chip shop in Orewa.

Behind-the-scenes horror at Auckland's filthiest restaurants 28 minutes ago

These vomit-inducing photos were taken during council inspections.

All around the world, the media has reacted to the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby.

World media reacts to news of Jacinda's baby girl

BBC, CNN, Yahoo 7 and Sky News have all shared the story.

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'A bloody mess!': Tolaga Bay residents let loose at forestry companies

"Did you have no thought about us down here?! Did you not ask anyone?!"

Baby Ardern shares a birthday with Prince William, and her zodiac sign indicates an affinity with Labour-red.

The significance of Baby Ardern's birth date

She shares a birthday with Prince William, and her zodiac sign indicates an affinity with Labour-red.

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The earthquake that marked a new life

Shortly after the 'First Baby' was born, an earthquake rattled the land.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17:  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the 2018 budget presentation at Parliament on May 17, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Grant Robertson delivered his first budget which sees a large investment in the health sector including cheaper doctor visits and investment in hospitals along with $1.6b dollars of new funding for the education sector over the next four years.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Timeline: How PM Ardern's pregnancy unfolded

It's been an unprecedented journey for Ms Ardern.

Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford with their baby girl.

It's a girl! Jacinda Ardern gives birth to her first child

The birth of her and Clarke Gayford's first child was announced on Instagram.

It hit just before 5pm on Thursday night, and has been felt by more than 1400 people, according to GeoNet.

Magnitude-4.6 earthquake rattles North Island

The tremors struck just before 5pm, near the town of Turangi.

The decision comes after months of protests from students and staff that piqued with an April rally attended by more than 1000 people.

Auckland Uni confirms library closures despite huge protests

Frustrated students and staff say the move is "short-sighted cost-cutting".

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Aucklander run over by thief who stole car from her driveway

She has since been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter.

Women's Minister urged to call out Andrew Little's 'bum pinch' remark

Julie Anne Genter won't speak to him about his indecent assault comment.

Mount Ruapehu is the highest point on the North Island.

Four adventurous school holiday escape themes

Need some school holiday wisdom for your family? Look no further.

We need an advocate for our elderly, argues Mark Sainsbury.

Mark Sainsbury: New Zealand’s elderly need your help

"We need someone with proper stature to advocate for the elderly. "

Several of those arrested are patched gang members or gang associates.

22 arrested in Northland meth crackdown

Several of those arrested are patched gang members or gang associates.

Bad weather is here - and it's causing damage.

Heavy rain and flooding submerge Northland roads

SH1 has disappeared under half a metre of water - and levels are rising.

The incident happened at Kaiteriteri Beach in Golden Bay.

Man's conviction for photographing bikini-clad girls quashed

He was caught by a police officer at a beach in Tasman.

Fix and Fogg Smoke and Inferno

Fix and Fogg release limited edition winter warmer

Just when you think we've reached peak peanut butter, the Kiwi company are making you think again.

The Government has announced a $100 million plan to combat homelessness.

Mayor Phil Goff announces Auckland's first region-wide homeless count

Volunteers are needed to count Aucklanders living on the street or in cars.

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Parliament goes into urgency

The PM may be having a baby, but it's a big day in the House.

A New Zealand five dollar note.

Union complains after bus driver allegedly paid for directions

"It is pretty much what we thought would happen."