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'Boulder cannon' study shows how Auckland homes would stand volcanic eruption

University of Canterbury researchers built a pneumatic cannon within a shipping container to test how houses would withstand projectiles blasted at 180kph.

University of Canterbury researchers built a pneumatic cannon within a shipping container to test how houses would withstand projectiles blasted at 180kph.

Council candidate hides behind closed door when asked about conspiracy group

Selwyn District Council candidate Elizabeth Mundt is questioned about her alleged links to Voices for Freedom.

Selwyn District Council candidate Elizabeth Mundt is questioned about her alleged links to Voices for Freedom.

Buller mayor gives update on flood preparations

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine says the forecast indicates the West Coast will experience flooding and it is a question of "how big and when".

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine says the forecast indicates the West Coast will experience flooding and it is a question of "how big and when".

Te Aratai College students don't want a white supremacist on the board

A white supremacist jailed for sharing footage of the March 15 terror attack is standing for the board at one of Christchurch’s most multicultural schools. But the students say they'll do everything they can to stop him.

A white supremacist jailed for sharing footage of the March 15 terror attack is standing for the board at one of Christchurch’s most multicultural schools. But the students say they'll do everything they can to stop him.

South Pacific dance troupe Black Grace returns to international stage

The group were invited to the Jacob's Pillow summer dance festival in New York.

The group were invited to the Jacob's Pillow summer dance festival in New York.

Professional firefighters to strike for an hour on Friday

Expect delays in the response to emergencies between 11am and Friday is the warning from Fire and Emergency.

Expect delays in the response to emergencies between 11am and Friday is the warning from Fire and Emergency.

‘Exceptional’ weather event set to soak parts of NZ

It could lead to flooding over the coming days, with more than a month's worth of rain potentially hitting some regions.

It could lead to flooding over the coming days, with more than a month's worth of rain potentially hitting some regions.

Christchurch could face multi-million-dollar bill to fluoridate water supply

Last month, the director general of health ordered councils to add fluoride to all public water.

Last month, the director general of health ordered councils to add fluoride to all public water.

Mortgage owners braced for more pain as rates hike expected

New Zealand's leading banks have given their predictions at where the official cash rate might end up in 2022.

New Zealand's leading banks have given their predictions at where the official cash rate might end up in 2022.

Gaurav Sharma suspended by Labour after bullying allegations saga

“Caucus has determined suspension is the most appropriate response to the repeated breaches of trust from Gaurav over recent days,” Jacinda Ardern said.

“Caucus has determined suspension is the most appropriate response to the repeated breaches of trust from Gaurav over recent days,” Jacinda Ardern said.

Man appears in court accused of murdering health boss wife

Philip John Polkinghorne is accused of killing Pauline Hannah – a senior figure at the Counties Manukau DHB - in April 2021.

Philip John Polkinghorne is accused of killing Pauline Hannah – a senior figure at the Counties Manukau DHB - in April 2021.

Labour caucus suspends Gaurav Sharma effective immediately – Ardern

Jacinda Ardern says Sharma failed to attend a Zoom meeting to discuss his future.

Jacinda Ardern says Sharma failed to attend a Zoom meeting to discuss his future.

Coastal erosion at Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay

Coastal erosion at Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay.

Coastal erosion at Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay.

Officers put police dog through window during Blenheim arrest

Police taser a man and put a police dog through a window on August 15.

Police taser a man and put a police dog through a window on August 15.

Kieran McAnulty: ‘The whole thing is just a sad, sad situation’

“These claims have been pretty widely rejected, and I stand by that too,” McAnulty told 1News of Gaurav Sharma’s comments.

“These claims have been pretty widely rejected, and I stand by that too,” McAnulty told 1News of Gaurav Sharma’s comments.

NZ 'can', 'should be doing more' to support Ukraine - Ukrainian-Kiwi

Lawyer Anastasiya Gutorova says Ukraine can't win the war with Russia without NZ’s continued support.

Lawyer Anastasiya Gutorova says Ukraine can't win the war with Russia without NZ’s continued support.

Afghan refugees settling into life in NZ a year on from fall of Kabul

The Taliban gave foreign troops just two weeks to evacuate residents from the capital.

The Taliban gave foreign troops just two weeks to evacuate residents from the capital.

Boundary-breaking waiata Poi E turns 40

The song is being celebrated by its nearest and dearest – the Patea Māori Club.

The song is being celebrated by its nearest and dearest – the Patea Māori Club.

Growing calls for rules around screen time in schools

New international research shows excessive screen time could damage children’s eyesight.

New international research shows excessive screen time could damage children’s eyesight.

Dame Lynda Topp on council bid, cancer treatment

Dame Lynda spoke exclusively to 1News’ Donna-Marie Lever about her latest challenge.

Dame Lynda spoke exclusively to 1News’ Donna-Marie Lever about her latest challenge.

Afghan refugees settling into life in NZ a year on from fall of Kabul

The Taliban gave foreign troops just two weeks to evacuate residents from the capital.

The Taliban gave foreign troops just two weeks to evacuate residents from the capital.

Urgent caucus meeting called over Sharma bullying claims

It comes as the Hamilton West MP unleashed further claims of bullying on social media.

It comes as the Hamilton West MP unleashed further claims of bullying on social media.

National’s tax plan dealt major blow by latest poll

In a 1News Kantar Public Poll, Kiwis overwhelmingly rejected a tax cut for the wealthiest New Zealanders.

In a 1News Kantar Public Poll, Kiwis overwhelmingly rejected a tax cut for the wealthiest New Zealanders.

Ardern hasn't 'seen anything to substantiate' Sharma bullying claims

The Prime Minister characterised it as a "disagreement".

The Prime Minister characterised it as a "disagreement".

Dame Lynda Topp discusses council candidacy, cancer battle

The famous singer and comedian is running for Ashburton District Council in this year’s local body election.

The famous singer and comedian is running for Ashburton District Council in this year’s local body election.

Ardern hasn't 'seen anything to substantiate' Sharma bullying claims

The Prime Minister characterised it as a "disagreement".

The Prime Minister characterised it as a "disagreement".

Still issues 3 years after review into bullying in Parliamentary workplace

Speaking about the Gaurav Sharma saga Jacinda Ardern said “there will from time-to-time be disagreements”.

Speaking about the Gaurav Sharma saga Jacinda Ardern said “there will from time-to-time be disagreements”.

Good Sorts: Teacher weaves love for dogs into her work

Alice also volunteers for a dog foster and rehoming charity.

Alice also volunteers for a dog foster and rehoming charity.

Government House pianist recognised for musical legacy

Bruce Greenfield has played the piano for 13 Governors-General, and isn't done yet as he picks up a Wellington Council award.

Bruce Greenfield has played the piano for 13 Governors-General, and isn't done yet as he picks up a Wellington Council award.

10 orca spotted close to shore of Devonport beach

A small crowd gathered to watch the whales play and feed on Friday morning.

A small crowd gathered to watch the whales play and feed on Friday morning.

Labour MP issues 'employment-related', says Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has disputed the allegations made by Labour MP Gaurav Sharma, but says she was aware of issues.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has disputed the allegations made by Labour MP Gaurav Sharma, but says she was aware of issues.

Emotional scenes as first cruise ship in over two years arrives in Auckland

A woman who’d been overseas since before the pandemic began was reunited with her son.

A woman who’d been overseas since before the pandemic began was reunited with her son.

Labour MPs surprised by Gaurav Sharma bullying claims

The Hamilton West MP took aim at officials and party whips in an opinion piece.

The Hamilton West MP took aim at officials and party whips in an opinion piece.

Leo Molloy pulls out of Auckland mayoral race

The restaurateur ran a colourful campaign but believes he can’t win.

The restaurateur ran a colourful campaign but believes he can’t win.

Former Dilworth teacher Leonard Cave sentenced to eight years in prison for sex crimes

The Crown Prosecutor read out a statement in court from one of Cave's victims.

The Crown Prosecutor read out a statement in court from one of Cave's victims.

Top tips for Covid college kids

Kids are doing it tough at school. Paediatrican Dr Jin Russell has the top tips for parents to help support their struggling children.

Kids are doing it tough at school. Paediatrican Dr Jin Russell has the top tips for parents to help support their struggling children.

Small protest boat meets Pacific Explorer cruise ship on arrival in Auckland

The protesters are trying to draw attention to the cruise industry’s environmental impact.

The protesters are trying to draw attention to the cruise industry’s environmental impact.

Police remain at scene day after at least one body discovered in Clendon Park

Two hearses were seen leaving a house in the Auckland suburb on Thursday August 10.

Two hearses were seen leaving a house in the Auckland suburb on Thursday August 10.

Auckland welcomes first cruise ship in over two years

The Pacific Explorer and 2000 passengers have become the first arrivals to enter Auckland’s harbour since the pandemic began.

The Pacific Explorer and 2000 passengers have become the first arrivals to enter Auckland’s harbour since the pandemic began.

East Auckland businesses want shot at major community rebuild

Companies such as Building Brothers Construction believe those who call Glen Innes and surrounding suburbs home should hold a role in a 900 hectare development.

Companies such as Building Brothers Construction believe those who call Glen Innes and surrounding suburbs home should hold a role in a 900 hectare development.

Former cop says politics shouldn't influence gang policing

Lance Burdett says fixing the issue requires long-term thinking.

Lance Burdett says fixing the issue requires long-term thinking.

Survivor's fight to get sexual abuse injuries covered by ACC

Liv Redman wants ACC to cover the physical effects of her sexual abuse just as it covers her snowboarding injuries.

Liv Redman wants ACC to cover the physical effects of her sexual abuse just as it covers her snowboarding injuries.

Twenty-one spoodles seized from Christchurch home

Firefighters, police and SPCA staff seized 21 spoodle dogs from a "serious" and "unsafe" environment at a Christchurch house on Wednesday.

Firefighters, police and SPCA staff seized 21 spoodle dogs from a "serious" and "unsafe" environment at a Christchurch house on Wednesday.

Researcher: Council nominee shortages open way for disinformation actors

Sanjana Hattotuwa says Kiwis should be "very worried" about their local democracy.

Sanjana Hattotuwa says Kiwis should be "very worried" about their local democracy.

Call for NZ’s age of criminal responsibility to rise

Amnesty International’s Lisa Woods says “we’re playing catch-up”.

Amnesty International’s Lisa Woods says “we’re playing catch-up”.

World-class aquatic facility opens in Hawke's Bay

It's hoped the Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre will foster the next generation of the country's swimming talent.

It's hoped the Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre will foster the next generation of the country's swimming talent.

Shadbolt makes duo run for Invercargill mayor and councillor

The news comes a day after Marcus Lush also announced his bid for the mayoralty.

The news comes a day after Marcus Lush also announced his bid for the mayoralty.

Collection of stories about Māori gods and legends cleans up at book awards

Gavin Bishop’s book Atua won three of the top six awards at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Gavin Bishop’s book Atua won three of the top six awards at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Poll: Majority of voters think Greens should keep open mind on supporting National at next election

Current polling has National in a good position to lead with a support partner.

Current polling has National in a good position to lead with a support partner.

NASA telescope plane SOFIA leaves Christchurch for final time

SOFIA was able to fly above 39,000 feet, surpassing 99 per cent of the Earth's infrared-blocking atmosphere.

SOFIA was able to fly above 39,000 feet, surpassing 99 per cent of the Earth's infrared-blocking atmosphere.

Investing in refugees not just a charitable gesture

Nisa is a clothing company that has a mission of offering refugee and migrant women a chance at financial independence.

Nisa is a clothing company that has a mission of offering refugee and migrant women a chance at financial independence.

Rising sick leave creates employer headache

Nearly three-quarters of small business owners say they’re concerned about growing absenteeism.

Nearly three-quarters of small business owners say they’re concerned about growing absenteeism.

Masterton motorcyclist wrongly blamed for crash demands explanation

Joe Governor, wrongly accused of causing the accident which left him with life-long injuries, still has unanswered questions five years on.

Joe Governor, wrongly accused of causing the accident which left him with life-long injuries, still has unanswered questions five years on.

Fake doctor worked at Middlemore Hospital for over 5 months

Health officials are not yet able to explain how it happened.

Health officials are not yet able to explain how it happened.

Andrew Little says alleged fake doctor who worked at Middlemore ‘worrying’

The Minister of Health says two investigations are underway after a man allegedly used fake documents to get a job at Middlemore Hospital.

The Minister of Health says two investigations are underway after a man allegedly used fake documents to get a job at Middlemore Hospital.

'Pretty yuck' - Nicola Willis addresses women's underwear pic from Uffindell's old flat

The Tauranga MP lived in a student flat in 2004 with a coat hook featuring women's underwear as trophies.

The Tauranga MP lived in a student flat in 2004 with a coat hook featuring women's underwear as trophies.

How a lockdown collaboration turned into a gin world first

Blair Nicholl, co-founder of The National Distillery Company in Napier, with his new Bloody Syrah, a gin that was once a wine.

Blair Nicholl, co-founder of The National Distillery Company in Napier, with his new Bloody Syrah, a gin that was once a wine.

NASA telescope plane leaves Christchurch Airport for the last time

SOFIA was able to fly above 39,000 feet, surpassing 99 per cent of the Earth's infrared-blocking atmosphere.

SOFIA was able to fly above 39,000 feet, surpassing 99 per cent of the Earth's infrared-blocking atmosphere.

What does it take to be a Harlem Globetrotter?

The Harlem Globetrotters are the world’s most renowned

The Harlem Globetrotters are the world’s most renowned

The tiny bugs living on your face might be going extinct!

There are millions of tiny mites living in our skin A recent scientific study has shown that they could be under threat of extinction. Without them, we may end up with more pimples! This is a KEA Kids News special report, direct from our studio, feat

There are millions of tiny mites living in our skin A recent scientific study has shown that they could be under threat of extinction. Without them, we may end up with more pimples! This is a KEA Kids News special report, direct from our studio, feat

Hilary Barry and Jack Tame join Breakfast for 25th birthday celebration

The broadcasters looked back on their time hosting the show.

The broadcasters looked back on their time hosting the show.

Police investigating allegation doctor faked documents to get Middlemore Hospital job

The person was employed in a clinical research position in February 2022.

The person was employed in a clinical research position in February 2022.

Cultural change needed in schools to address bullying rates - expert

Dr John Fenaughty spoke about the issue following revelations now MP Sam Uffindell attacked a fellow student while at high school.

Dr John Fenaughty spoke about the issue following revelations now MP Sam Uffindell attacked a fellow student while at high school.

Police investigating allegation doctor faked documents to get Middlemore Hospital job

The person was employed in a clinical research position in February 2022.

The person was employed in a clinical research position in February 2022.

Matthew Hooton: Uffindell saga shows Luxon surrounded by 'numpties'

The National-aligned lobbyist says the party is letting its leader down.

The National-aligned lobbyist says the party is letting its leader down.

Air NZ reducing flight schedule over next 6 months due to staff illness

The domestic and international schedule will operate at 90% of the pre-pandemic capacity.

The domestic and international schedule will operate at 90% of the pre-pandemic capacity.

Expert fears Maori unemployment rate dropping for 'perverse reason'

Dr Jarrod Haar says the record-low figure is good news, but he still has concerns.

Dr Jarrod Haar says the record-low figure is good news, but he still has concerns.

Hilarious mishaps during 25 years of TVNZ’s Breakfast

The team tries to keep things professional but live TV don’t always go to plan.

The team tries to keep things professional but live TV don’t always go to plan.

The popular food truck offering $4 meals

Jackie Bannon and Liam Arthur, of the Dunedin Bowling Club, which offers $4 meals from their food truck.

Jackie Bannon and Liam Arthur, of the Dunedin Bowling Club, which offers $4 meals from their food truck.

The best books for young New Zealand readers

Finalist of the he The best books for young New Zealand readers 2022 entertain hundreds of Wellington school children at a series of Books Alive events held at The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Finalist of the he The best books for young New Zealand readers 2022 entertain hundreds of Wellington school children at a series of Books Alive events held at The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Tourism Minister wants to move student summer break

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says shifting the university break could help with summer worker shortages in the horticultural and tourism sectors

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says shifting the university break could help with summer worker shortages in the horticultural and tourism sectors

TVNZ whanau wishes Breakfast happy 25th birthday

The early morning show has graced Kiwis’ television screens for a quarter of a century.

The early morning show has graced Kiwis’ television screens for a quarter of a century.

Hundreds learning the ropes of sailing

Generous, hilarious and someone to look up to: Meet the man who believes anyone can be a sailor if they would like to be.

Generous, hilarious and someone to look up to: Meet the man who believes anyone can be a sailor if they would like to be.

First look at cricket legend Ross Taylor’s biography

The former Black Caps captain is releasing his very own biography.

The former Black Caps captain is releasing his very own biography.

Marcus Lush announces he’s running for Invercargill mayor

Local election nominations close on Friday, with one very familiar face running for mayor in one of Aotearoa’s major cities.

Local election nominations close on Friday, with one very familiar face running for mayor in one of Aotearoa’s major cities.

Networks' resilience questioned as extreme weather events become more common

Slips in Wellington are just part of the countless weather events over the past few months, causing unprecedented demand on frontline clean-up crews.

Slips in Wellington are just part of the countless weather events over the past few months, causing unprecedented demand on frontline clean-up crews.

Concern grows for lack of timely medical help in rural NZ towns

Ōmārama’s residents are growing concerned they aren't receiving timely medical help when they need it.

Ōmārama’s residents are growing concerned they aren't receiving timely medical help when they need it.

Calls for Māori to run for positions on 35 councils bringing in Māori wards

Nominations close on Friday and will bring up to 50 Māori councillors to the governance table.

Nominations close on Friday and will bring up to 50 Māori councillors to the governance table.

Ex-Nats MP went 'kamikaze' after missing out on top job, court hears

Former National leader Simon Bridges has been giving evidence against former MP Jami-Lee Ross after their explosive falling out in 2018.

Former National leader Simon Bridges has been giving evidence against former MP Jami-Lee Ross after their explosive falling out in 2018.

Sam Uffindell stood down pending investigation into further investigations

The bullying claim is from a former flatmate from his university days.

The bullying claim is from a former flatmate from his university days.

National Party board member’s job on the line after Uffindell saga

There are calls for former party president Peter Goodfellow to quit the board entirely after overseeing a series of botched candidate selections.

There are calls for former party president Peter Goodfellow to quit the board entirely after overseeing a series of botched candidate selections.

Christopher Luxon staff made 'mistake' not telling him about Sam Uffindell school bullying

National leader Christopher Luxon says his staff knew about the Sam Uffindell bullying, and they made a "mistake" not telling him.

National leader Christopher Luxon says his staff knew about the Sam Uffindell bullying, and they made a "mistake" not telling him.

Luxon was 'completely unaware' of latest Uffindell allegations

The National leader launched an investigation after more allegations emerged last night.

The National leader launched an investigation after more allegations emerged last night.

Seven years a prisoner of his own home

Michael Stewart speaks out about his experiences with ACC.

Michael Stewart speaks out about his experiences with ACC.

Well-known Wellington boat sinks

Harbour master Grant Nalder talks about the sinking of the Sealion vessel in Wellington.

Harbour master Grant Nalder talks about the sinking of the Sealion vessel in Wellington.

Slip on The Terrace, Wellington

Wellington City Council chief infrastructure officer Siobhan Procter at the site of a slip on The Terrace in Wellington.

Wellington City Council chief infrastructure officer Siobhan Procter at the site of a slip on The Terrace in Wellington.

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'I was a bully': Sam Uffindell speaks after school assault revealed

'I was a bully': Sam Uffindell speaks after school assault revealed

'I was a bully': Sam Uffindell speaks after school assault revealed

KEA Kids News: Check out the coldest school fundraiser in the North Island, complete with dress ups

KEA Kids News covers the Waiheke Ocean Swim event, where kids raced adults in several swim categories.

KEA Kids News covers the Waiheke Ocean Swim event, where kids raced adults in several swim categories.

KEA Kids News: A young girl’s journey escaping the war in Ukraine

Ksneiia, who is living in the UK, talks about her experience of the war in Ukraine, her time in a bomb shelter and what it felt like

Ksneiia, who is living in the UK, talks about her experience of the war in Ukraine, her time in a bomb shelter and what it felt like

Food Bank operating out of Christchurch home receives charitable status

Corrin Webster and his partner Nicole Sutherland packed food parcels for years from their Hoon Hay home. Now they've received charitable status and hope to expand their operation - and get their lounge back.

Corrin Webster and his partner Nicole Sutherland packed food parcels for years from their Hoon Hay home. Now they've received charitable status and hope to expand their operation - and get their lounge back.

'Dead man walking' feels let down by ACC

Darren Moore talks about being poisoned while employed to work in a toxic work environment and then disregarded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Darren Moore talks about being poisoned while employed to work in a toxic work environment and then disregarded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

National's Christopher Luxon on Welfare that works policy

National's Christopher Luxon talks to media about his "welfare that works" policy.

National's Christopher Luxon talks to media about his "welfare that works" policy.

Police investigate a grey Mitsubishi in Te Aroha

Police investigate a grey Mitsubishi in Te Aroha as part of a manhunt in the Waikato town

Police investigate a grey Mitsubishi in Te Aroha as part of a manhunt in the Waikato town

Differing funding models lead to mixed outcomes for disabled people

Different funding models will often dictate how a recipient is able to manage their high and complex needs.

Different funding models will often dictate how a recipient is able to manage their high and complex needs.

Pool or pond? Homeowner's six-month battle with Auckland Council

Michael Nees is in a protracted dispute with the council over the need to fence off a paddling pool in his back garden.

Michael Nees is in a protracted dispute with the council over the need to fence off a paddling pool in his back garden.

Kea Kids News: Family cat Pippi turns up after going missing eight years ago

This is the tale of the long-lost cat who decided to take the scenic route home.

This is the tale of the long-lost cat who decided to take the scenic route home.

Kea Kids News: Learning how to play the fuzunkaphone with Levity Beet

One man's trash is another man's award-winning musical instrument?

One man's trash is another man's award-winning musical instrument?

CoreLogic data reveals fall in house prices gathered in July

House price falls gathered pace in July, according to CoreLogic data, with Christchurch also going negative.

House price falls gathered pace in July, according to CoreLogic data, with Christchurch also going negative.

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