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"If there was a hypothetical category six, this would be right up there." CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri joins Checkpoint live from Atlanta to discuss Hurricane Irma.
Less than 24 hours after the New Zealand women's side did the same, this afternoon the New Zealand men's team defended their title at the World Cup for rugby sevens in San Francisco.
CNN National Correspondent Brynn Gingras with the latest on the attack in New York.
Eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a man driving a truck drove into pedestrians and cyclists in Manhattan, New York.
A farm near Cambridge is the latest property to test positive for Mycoplasma bovis, and the first in the Waikato. Waikato MP Tim van de Molen talks to John Campbell.
Hundreds of Christchurch homeowners have discovered extensive damage to the on-sold properties they purchased after the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Licenced Building Practictioner Dan Paltridge talks to Logan Church about what people need to look out for, and what they need to do before buying a home in the city.
Dunedin police are calling for parents and children to be vigilant after reports of a man approaching young girls and offering them rides in his car in the city's western hill suburbs.
Dunedin parents and schools are on edge after reports of four suspicious approaches to primary school children during the past week.
Unions say they're worried Labour may cave to pressure from New Zealand First, and ditch a controversial planned labour law change.
Dozens of jobs could go at Juken Nissho's Kaitaia Triboard mill, when the Japanese-owned forestry company overhauls the ageing plant.
More than $13 million raised in the first month of Auckland's new Regional Fuel Tax has been put towards rural road safety upgrades and new safety cameras. Reporter Anneke Smith asked Aucklanders what they think of the new tax, and where the money is going.
Christchurch City Council will vote tomorrow on whether it should spend most of a $300m government rebuild fund on a new covered stadium.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents along the coastlines of South Carolina and Virginia as parts of the mid Atlantic brace for what could be the most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall.
Kiwifruit growers are arguing the MPI failed to protect them from known biosecurity risks, and should never have let the vine killing disease PSA slip into the country.
The Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O'Connor says it's necessary to cull the cattle to stop the possibility of the disease spreading from the infected-farms which are all connected to the two original properties where the disease is believed to have started.
Tonnes of asbestos covered material has been sitting out in the open on Auckland's Rangitoto Island after a World War II base was demolished in the 70s.
In Auckland, people with no address can access a space where they can leave their books overnight, a book club, a film night, and a blog where people can talk about what it's like to be homeless.
A Northland dairy owner says weapon-wielding robbers are so common that he feels he may have no choice but to shut up shop.
Dozens of workers from Fletcher Building businesses walked off the job this morning after pay negotiations with the country's biggest construction company stalled.
The coalition deals between Labour and NZ First and Labour and the Greens have been unveiled. Details were released when the parties held signing ceremonies at Parliament today.
Te Puea Marae will open its doors to the homeless again next week, but instead of being funded by kindness and aroha, the Government will be footing the bill. The marae's resource manager takes Mihingarangi Forbes on a tour.
Former Labour MP Sue Moroney warned Waikato DHB chairman Bob Simcock about Nigel Murray, and she wasn't alone. She talks to John Campbell.
Sporting enthusiasts who are inappropriately using Christchurch's parks could land everyone with fees for using public spaces.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced today she will make commercial water bottlers and irrigation scheme users pay a royalty for the water they use.
The Government plans to crack down on its procurement in the construction industry in a bid to get rid of a culture of price undercutting.
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Jan 1st, 1980
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Feb 24th, 2020
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