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Dozens, rather than one, Oxford Dictionary word of the year for 2020

A lot of new words were added to the lingo this year.

A lot of new words were added to the lingo this year.

Vodafone apologises for PlayStation 5 promotion that overcharged customers

Other customers were left wondering when their console would arrive.

Other customers were left wondering when their console would arrive.

Tim Shadbolt defiant in face of damning report into his leadership of Invercargill City Council

Invercargill’s mayor is refusing to accept a report that found a “leadership void”.

Invercargill’s mayor is refusing to accept a report that found a “leadership void”.

Twelve-billion-dollar hole left in tourism industry after year without international travellers

New numbers released today show locals can only prop things up for so long.

New numbers released today show locals can only prop things up for so long.

Qantas considering requiring people to have Covid-19 vaccines before flying

The airline’s boss Alan Joyce believes it’ll soon become a common rule worldwide.

The airline’s boss Alan Joyce believes it’ll soon become a common rule worldwide.

National say Government’s moves on housing ‘excellent’, but not quick enough

“It's something I've been pushing for, for some time,” revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly said.

“It's something I've been pushing for, for some time,” revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly said.

‘Systemic racism’ prevalent in education system – Kelvin Davis

The Associate Education Minister says there’s subtle racism against Māori students when schools lack belief in their abilities.

The Associate Education Minister says there’s subtle racism against Māori students when schools lack belief in their abilities.

New report criticises the way NZ gathers and uses DNA for criminal investigations

The four-year review by the Law Commission made nearly 200 recommendations.

The four-year review by the Law Commission made nearly 200 recommendations.

Former Dunedin doctor who stabbed teen to death in her bed claims trial was unfair

Venod Skantha’s lawyer was in the Wellington Court of Appeal today, trying to overturn his murder conviction and life sentence.

Venod Skantha’s lawyer was in the Wellington Court of Appeal today, trying to overturn his murder conviction and life sentence.

Air New Zealand staff member who tested positive for Covid-19 to return home tomorrow

The crew member has been in isolation since testing positive on arrival in Shanghai yesterday.

The crew member has been in isolation since testing positive on arrival in Shanghai yesterday.

Reports of prisoner being gassed in cell ‘disturbing’ – Corrections Minister

Auckland Women’s Prison inmate Karma Cripps was allegedly gassed with pepper spray in her cell.

Auckland Women’s Prison inmate Karma Cripps was allegedly gassed with pepper spray in her cell.

Reports of mistreatment in Auckland Women's Prison 'disturbing' — Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister says she's yet to see any official information, but that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has asked to be briefed.

The Prime Minister says she's yet to see any official information, but that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has asked to be briefed.

Jacinda Ardern hoping to stay friends with Winston Peters despite no longer having working relationship

The Prime Minister says she's spoken with her former deputy since he was voted out of Parliament, but says she's giving him time to consider what he wants to do in terms of work.

The Prime Minister says she's spoken with her former deputy since he was voted out of Parliament, but says she's giving him time to consider what he wants to do in terms of work.

'2021 will be the year of vaccine' — Jacinda Ardern making plans for Covid-19 jabs for Kiwis

The Prime Minister says she needs more time before making any changes at the border, though.

The Prime Minister says she needs more time before making any changes at the border, though.

Neighbours are concerned after a spate of drive by shootings in South Auckland.

Neighbours are concerned after a spate of drive by shootings in South Auckland.

Neighbours are concerned after a spate of drive by shootings in South Auckland.

The anguish of pokies addiction

Former pokies addict Michael Demchy on his struggle with gambling away a fortune in machines. (Video first published in 2018)

Former pokies addict Michael Demchy on his struggle with gambling away a fortune in machines. (Video first published in 2018)

Auckland's 'creepy" Santa arrives in Wānaka

Truck driver Rob Hutton safely guides Santa to Wānaka, where he is claimed by new owner Jason Rhodes, of the Wānaka National Transport and Toy Museum.

Truck driver Rob Hutton safely guides Santa to Wānaka, where he is claimed by new owner Jason Rhodes, of the Wānaka National Transport and Toy Museum.

Man killed in Christchurch workplace incident

WorkSafe is investigating after a man died at United Steel in the Christchurch suburb of Wigram on Monday.

WorkSafe is investigating after a man died at United Steel in the Christchurch suburb of Wigram on Monday.

PM Jacinda Ardern talks about her phone call with US President-elect Joe Biden

PM Jacinda Ardern said she had talked on the phone with Joe Biden and looked forward to more conversations in the future.

PM Jacinda Ardern said she had talked on the phone with Joe Biden and looked forward to more conversations in the future.

Christchurch drivers need to smarten up

Christchurch needs to be a "smart" parking city to avoid future traffic congestion. Video first published in October, 2018.

Christchurch needs to be a "smart" parking city to avoid future traffic congestion. Video first published in October, 2018.

What do Wellingtonians think of their city?

Stuff asks Wellington residents what they think of their city.

Stuff asks Wellington residents what they think of their city.

Mother of Pike River mine victim reacts after Supreme Court decision

Sonya Rockhouse reacts after the Supreme Court said WorkSafe NZ should not have dropped the case against Pike River mine boss Peter Whittall in 2013. (First published on 23/11/17)

Sonya Rockhouse reacts after the Supreme Court said WorkSafe NZ should not have dropped the case against Pike River mine boss Peter Whittall in 2013. (First published on 23/11/17)

Covid-19 crisis reduced carbon emissions, but carbon dioxide in atmosphere continues to rise

At its peak, carbon emissions fell by 17 per cent due to lockdowns across the globe.

At its peak, carbon emissions fell by 17 per cent due to lockdowns across the globe.

Allegations of staff mistreatment at Christchurch café sparks wider concerns for treatment of hospitality staff

Last week Levi Painter posted online about an interview and her brief time at C1 Expresso.

Last week Levi Painter posted online about an interview and her brief time at C1 Expresso.

Māori should be given the power to care for at-risk Māori babies - Children’s Commissioner

More than half the 150 infants put into state care by Oranga Tamariki this year were Māori.

More than half the 150 infants put into state care by Oranga Tamariki this year were Māori.

Jacinda Ardern provides update on Air NZ cabin crew member in China infected with Covid

The crew member is isolating in Shanghai after arriving yesterday, as are the rest of their colleagues.

The crew member is isolating in Shanghai after arriving yesterday, as are the rest of their colleagues.

Police and legal experts warn against naming and shaming people over sex assault on social media

It’s been on the rise lately, and activists are calling out the criminal justice system for not properly dealing with allegations.

It’s been on the rise lately, and activists are calling out the criminal justice system for not properly dealing with allegations.

Spate of shootings over the weekend rattle Auckland suburbs

Within a 10-minute period on Friday, police were called to four firearms incidents.

Within a 10-minute period on Friday, police were called to four firearms incidents.

Children’s Commission calls for urgent and total transformation of Oranga Tamariki

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants to see a transfer of power from government to iwi.

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants to see a transfer of power from government to iwi.

Jacinda Ardern says NZ has to maintain independence, consistency following China criticism

The Prime Minister says it's important China knows where New Zealand stands after the nation joined Five Eyes in blasting new Hong Kong rules.

The Prime Minister says it's important China knows where New Zealand stands after the nation joined Five Eyes in blasting new Hong Kong rules.

MAGPIE MADNESS

Between 800 and 900 riders arrived in Winchester for the 2020 Magpie Madness Motorcycle Rally over the weekend.

Between 800 and 900 riders arrived in Winchester for the 2020 Magpie Madness Motorcycle Rally over the weekend.

Mandarin classes for NZ Police

Blair Atkinson is one of 47 sworn and non-sworn staff who have taken Mandarin classes, up from 31 in January. (Video first published September 2019)

Blair Atkinson is one of 47 sworn and non-sworn staff who have taken Mandarin classes, up from 31 in January. (Video first published September 2019)

All the fun of the Golden Edge Nelson A&P Show

Animals and rides galore at the 2020 Golden Edge Nelson A&P Show at Richmond Park.

Animals and rides galore at the 2020 Golden Edge Nelson A&P Show at Richmond Park.

Life changing technology for diabetics should be funded by Pharmac, says family

Ben Hoy and Anne Marie Guiney would not cope with having two Type-1 diabetes children without a life-saving technology Pharmac won’t fund.

Ben Hoy and Anne Marie Guiney would not cope with having two Type-1 diabetes children without a life-saving technology Pharmac won’t fund.

100kmh speed limit too fast past school

Board of trustees chairperson at Ngutunui Enviro School Karen Crake talks about the school crash and the ongoing effort to reduce the speed limit past the school.

Board of trustees chairperson at Ngutunui Enviro School Karen Crake talks about the school crash and the ongoing effort to reduce the speed limit past the school.

Turban Day brings a dash of colour - and education - to Christchurch.

Turban Day, which first started in New York to educate people about the turban and Sikhism, came to Christchurch's Cathedral Square at the weekend.

Turban Day, which first started in New York to educate people about the turban and Sikhism, came to Christchurch's Cathedral Square at the weekend.

Group calls on Government to appoint minister for response to March 15 terrorist attacks

Foundation Against Islamophobia and Racism, or FAIR, says real change can’t happen while agencies can pass responsibility between on another.

Foundation Against Islamophobia and Racism, or FAIR, says real change can’t happen while agencies can pass responsibility between on another.

Iwi group plans to occupy land at Wellington’s Shelly Bay to protest development

It follows a controversial vote by council earlier this month to sell and lease land at the site.

It follows a controversial vote by council earlier this month to sell and lease land at the site.

Launch of disability access card scheme sees New Zealand become more accessible country

We’re only the second country in the world to have the card.

We’re only the second country in the world to have the card.

St John warns of cuts to services and staff

A new report paints a bleak picture of the organisation’s finances.

A new report paints a bleak picture of the organisation’s finances.

Firefighters compete in Sky Tower challenge

Firefighters compete in Sky Tower challenge

Firefighters compete in Sky Tower challenge

Ski resort opening

The Tekapo Ski Club's new retreat at Lake Tekapo was opened on Saturday.

The Tekapo Ski Club's new retreat at Lake Tekapo was opened on Saturday.

Rob Scott talks freedom camping in the Southland town of Lumsden

How the new freedom camping rules could effect a small Southland townships freedom camp site.

How the new freedom camping rules could effect a small Southland townships freedom camp site.

New Wharenui at the Male Room starts construction

Philip Chapman of the Male Room at the start of the Nelson city Rotary clubs construction of the Whare Haumaru in St Vincent Street.

Philip Chapman of the Male Room at the start of the Nelson city Rotary clubs construction of the Whare Haumaru in St Vincent Street.

Farmers want more places in MIQ for seasonal workers

The industry is desperate for workers.

The industry is desperate for workers.

Firefighters tackle large Dunedin house fire

The blaze on Beaconsfield Rd, near the Otago Harbour, began around 4.30pm this afternoon.

The blaze on Beaconsfield Rd, near the Otago Harbour, began around 4.30pm this afternoon.

Farmer’s pleading with Government to open up more space in MIQ facilities

They’re facing a critical skills shortage.

They’re facing a critical skills shortage.

Marine heatwave means we’re in for a hot summer

Sea temperatures off Auckland and Northland are unusually high.

Sea temperatures off Auckland and Northland are unusually high.

Sir John Key delivers brutal message to National Party at AGM

The former leader didn’t hold back after the party’s election loss.

The former leader didn’t hold back after the party’s election loss.

Jacinda Ardern isn’t unbeatable - Sir John Key

The former Prime Minister says the National Party can triumph against the popular Ardern.

The former Prime Minister says the National Party can triumph against the popular Ardern.

'If you can’t quit your leaking, here’s a clue, quit the party' - John Key warns party leakers

The former prime minister had a stern warning for the National Party members at today’s AGM.

The former prime minister had a stern warning for the National Party members at today’s AGM.

'Will be a robust opposition' - Judith Collins says National is ready to take on Labour

The leader of the National Party promised that her party would come back stronger for the 2023 election.

The leader of the National Party promised that her party would come back stronger for the 2023 election.

Peter Goodfellow promises a strong National Party comeback

The National Party president addressed the party faithful at their AGM after a resounding election defeat.

The National Party president addressed the party faithful at their AGM after a resounding election defeat.

Florists leave colourful surprises around NZ for Flowers Week

The florists say they want to give back to the community.

The florists say they want to give back to the community.

Auckland man who physically and sexually abused ex sentenced to seven-and-a-half years prison

The 28-year-old, whose name is currently suppressed, held a knife to his partner’s throat on more than one occasion.

The 28-year-old, whose name is currently suppressed, held a knife to his partner’s throat on more than one occasion.

Toxic culture within Tauranga Council comes to head with shock resignation of mayor

Mayor Tenby Powell called it quits this afternoon, after months of conflict among the elected officials.

Mayor Tenby Powell called it quits this afternoon, after months of conflict among the elected officials.

Family’s plight involving terminally ill man sparks calls for urgent changes Covid-19 hotel voucher system

Critics say the current system fails to prioritise people on compassionate grounds.

Critics say the current system fails to prioritise people on compassionate grounds.

Team NZ up on foils for the first time off Rangitoto Island in their new boat Te Rehutai

Team NZ up on foils for the first time under sail off Rangitoto Island in their new boat Te Rehutai

Team NZ up on foils for the first time under sail off Rangitoto Island in their new boat Te Rehutai

Tauranga Mayor announces he's quitting over dysfunctional council

Claps are heard as Tenby Powell announced he would step down at a meeting today.

Claps are heard as Tenby Powell announced he would step down at a meeting today.

Police Minister addresses her 2017 call to shift burden of proof to rape-accused

Poto Williams says the previous Labour-led Government started taking other steps to help complainants navigate the justice system.

Poto Williams says the previous Labour-led Government started taking other steps to help complainants navigate the justice system.

New Police Minister wants police to take holistic approach when responding to family violence cases

Poto Williams says there are many factors that could have contributed to incidents.

Poto Williams says there are many factors that could have contributed to incidents.

Armed police guard West Auckland property after homicide investigation launched into man’s death

The man died at the residence on Waitaki Street in Henderson on November 19.

The man died at the residence on Waitaki Street in Henderson on November 19.

Tasman Mayor says Stuart Nash's campervan ban not right solution to boost tourism

Tim King says it's a "tricky balance" to both focus on high value tourism but not limit others from enjoying New Zealand.

Tim King says it's a "tricky balance" to both focus on high value tourism but not limit others from enjoying New Zealand.

9 Nov | Country TV: The Daily Report

“Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Philip Duncan. To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe”

“Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Philip Duncan. To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe”

6 November | Country TV: The Daily Report

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson, To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson, To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

5 November | Country TV: The Daily Report

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson. To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson. To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

4 November | Country TV: The Daily Report

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson, To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson, To see the full bulletin, and 10 day long range weather forecast, go to www.countrytv.co.nz to subscribe.

03 November | Country TV- The Daily Report

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson.

Rural specific agri-business News headlines with Mark Leishman, and a look at the rural weather forecast with Aaron Wilkinson.

Implications of school zone resizing

Christchurch mum Terri-Lee Lafferty says the search for an affordable home in a good school zone is challenging.

Christchurch mum Terri-Lee Lafferty says the search for an affordable home in a good school zone is challenging.

Norml President still hopeful that special votes might sway the decision in the cannabis referendum

Norml president Chris Fowlie is still hopeful that special votes might sway the decision in the cannabis referendum.

Norml president Chris Fowlie is still hopeful that special votes might sway the decision in the cannabis referendum.

One of NZ's greenest homes is warm year-round

10-star rated eco home is energy efficient, quiet, and warm.

10-star rated eco home is energy efficient, quiet, and warm.

Swarbrick proud of 'fact based' campaign for cannabis legalisation

Chloe Swarbrick is proud of the 'fact based' campaign for cannabis legalisation but says the same can't be said for those opposed.

Chloe Swarbrick is proud of the 'fact based' campaign for cannabis legalisation but says the same can't be said for those opposed.

Tai Wānanga Tū Toa music students perform their original song

Under the direction and tutorship of Taipari Waaka, Tai Wānanga Tū Toa music students perform an original song, Hopes and Dreams.

Under the direction and tutorship of Taipari Waaka, Tai Wānanga Tū Toa music students perform an original song, Hopes and Dreams.

Truck fire on Southwestern Motorway

A truck has caught fire on the Southwestern Motorway, closing the road in both directions.

A truck has caught fire on the Southwestern Motorway, closing the road in both directions.

Running a marathon in managed isolation

Professional mountain biker Ed Masters will be running a half marathon in his hotel room at a managed isolation facility this weekend.

Professional mountain biker Ed Masters will be running a half marathon in his hotel room at a managed isolation facility this weekend.

53 years in the fire service

Dennis Alexander has hung up his fire fighting helmet after 53 years.

Dennis Alexander has hung up his fire fighting helmet after 53 years.

Minister hopeful Tokelauan Language week will raise awareness

Minister hopeful Tokelauan Language week will raise awareness

Minister hopeful Tokelauan Language week will raise awareness

Euthanasia advocate Bobbie Carroll celebrates the End of Life Choice Act result

Euthanasia advocate Bobbie Carroll says she is elated at the preliminary referendum result for the euthanasia referendum.

Euthanasia advocate Bobbie Carroll says she is elated at the preliminary referendum result for the euthanasia referendum.

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