16:36 A woman has appeared in court accused of helping Joshua Kite, who has been on the run since shooting at officers in Whangarei on Friday.

16:05 John Key is open to law changes over "coward punches", where people are punched in the back of the head from behind.

15:42 There is pressure on the Australian Government to allow a group of Chinese nationals, abandoned on a coal ship for six weeks, to come ashore.

15:40 The latest figures on the number of new housing consents approved in July show it is roughly the same as last year, despite the housing crisis.

15:37 Northland Police are searching for a man who fled from a car after a firearms incident at Broadwood, north of Kaikohe, at around 12.30pm.

Sat, 28 Jul 2012

Environews. Takahe

Takahe were thought to be extinct for 50 years until rediscovered by Geoff “Doc” Orbell in 1948. DoC Takahe man Martin Genet describes the ongoing conservation effort and a daring radical new approach being adopted this year.

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