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Roadworkers unearth waka

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Road workers have uncovered what’s thought to be parts of a pre-European Maori waka on a motorway project north of Auckland.

NEW ZEALAND – The country’s leading banks have been ordered to prove they are not ripping off their customers like their Australian counterparts have been doing.

A case of too many Victorias

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Victoria University of Wellington is considering dropping the ‘Victoria’ from its name to avoid confusion with other institutions.

Campervans contaminated

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Holidaymakers may be sleeping in campervans contaminated with the toxic chemicals used to make methamphetamine.

Children taking meth to school

Wednesday May 02, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Methamphetamine has become so endemic in New Zealand there are now reports of primary-age children taking the drug to school.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 01/05/2018

Tuesday May 01, 2018


VANUATU – The parents of a six-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Vanuatu last week are calling for the death penalty to be introduced.

FIJI – A former opposition MP is one of two men who have been jailed for more than two years after being convicted of sedition in Fiji.

SAMOA – Samoa’s Minister of Prisons says plans are being drawn up to build a new prison on the big island of Savai‘i.

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