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Puhoi-Warkworth road gets the green light

Car side mirror framing bumper to bumper traffic at Warkworth.

A special Board of Inquiry has approved a plan building a highway connecting Auckland to Northland, with some conditions. The Puhoi to Warkworth extension will cost over $750 million.

Union: Brownlee review should be wider

Gerry Brownlee.

The Public Service Association is calling for a wider review into Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee's breach of security at Christchurch Airport where he bypassed a security check.

Govt may help flood-affected residents

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The Government may give residents in flood-affected areas of Christchurch financial help, after earlier saying it was an issue for the Christchurch City Council to resolve.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The pressure was on Glasgow to deliver an opening Games ceremony to surprise and delight. Organisers well and truly delivered, with a wall-to-wall tartan spectacular.

NZ cyclists celebrate Games medals

New Zealand's team race during the 4000m team pursuit qualifying at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand has picked up its first medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with the men's sprint cycling team taking gold, and bronzes for the pursuit team and in judo.

New Zealander appointed Walmart boss

Greg Foran.

New Zealander Greg Foran who began his career stacking shelves at Woolworths has been appointed the head of Walmart's US operations. The 53-year-old joined the giant retail firm in 2011.

Wreckage of Algerian plane found

 Air Algerie plane

The wreck of a plane which disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say. Many on board were French.

NZ judoka wins bronze in 57kg class

Darcina Manuel of New Zealand competes in the Womens -57kg Judo Quarter-finals. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Perth-based judoka Darcina Manuel has won a bronze medal for New Zealand in the 57-kilo category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Boil water notice remains in place

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The Grey District Council has found and fixed the cause of a chlorine gas leak at its main water pumping station but residents are still being told to boil drinking water.

Temaru reminds French HC of court ruling

Oscar Temaru

French Polynesia's opposition leader, Oscar Temaru, says he will remind the French High Commissioner to terminate the tenure of President Gaston Flosse.

Minister gives assurance on Tuhoe deal

Chris Finlayson.

The Treaty Negotiations Minister says the passing of the Tuhoe settlement law won't stop iwi and hapu groups who also have an interest in Te Urewera, from having their claims settled.