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UK workplaces drew controversy last year for requiring employees to wear high-heels.

'No PJs or dirty gumboots': Kiwi cinema's dress code goes viral

Is Kiwi casual ok - or do we need some self-respect?

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Inglewood fight ends in death

A man has died following a fight in the Taranaki town of Inglewood.

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Thousands of Aucklanders still without power

Meanwhile the wild weather continues around the North Island.

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Tornado damages properties in New Plymouth

Taranaki Civil Defence has advised residents to stay indoors.

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Second stormy blast to hit New Zealand overnight Thursday

Strong winds forecast to hit most of the North Island.

A Northland Powerball player has won $8.3m.

Northland Powerball player wins $8.3 million

Two other winners scored a third of a million each.

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Heavy downpours causing havoc across country

Thousands in the Far North will remain cut off from the rest of the country until mid next week after a downpour washed away a chunk of State Highway 1.

Police were called around 2:30pm on Saturday after the 39-year-old woman injured her arm while descending the mountain.

Injured woman rescued from Mt Taranaki

An alpine rescue team reached the woman and her climbing partner just after midnight.

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MPI slammed for lifting Taranaki myrtle rust containment notice

But it says restrictions weren't stopping the spread anyway.

A Mārahau forest, in the Tasman district, was badly hit.

Help coming for cyclone-hit farmers

Thousands of trees are down and the wind has collapsed sheds and damaged roofs.

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Beach bones may belong to animal

They were found on New Plymouth's Back Beach on Saturday morning.

Takaka was hard-hit in the summer storm.

Gita aftermath: Hundreds remain without power

Contractors have to visit every single house that's been affected.

Much of the North Island and the West Coast are in for a heavy dump of rain, forecasters say.

Heavy rain forecast across New Zealand

MetService has issued a severe weather warning in many regions for Sunday.

The 78-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound but died at the scene.

68yo man charged with 78yo's South Taranaki murder

The 78-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound but died at the scene.

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Taranaki man pleads for foreign driver rule changes

Craig Knowles' wife is in critical condition after a collision with a French national.

A rāhui has been placed on a stretch of the Taranaki coast after ashes were scattered on a popular food-gathering site.

Taranaki rāhui imposed after ashes scattered on food-gathering site

Locals won't be able to fish or gather seafood for the rest of January.

The Manawatu-Whanganui and Wairarapa regions are also struggling with drought conditions.

Drought sparks concern for farmers' health

Farming groups are concerned about mental health problems as drought conditions in Taranaki mean farmers could lose up to 50 percent of their annual income.

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Drought declared in lower North Island

Farmers have welcomed the Government's move, as it'll give them financial assistance.

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Shearing crew helps grieving Taranaki family through tough time

Farmers Dan and Kathy Murphy lost their son and his friend in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Cropped image of depressed man at the psychotherapist. Doctor is making notes while listening to his patient

Taranaki psychiatrist's outburst at mental health patient caught on video

She allegedly told a mental health patient rather than being suicidal she was "just atrociously behaved".