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Takaparawhau occupation leader Joe Hawke dies

RNZ 22 May 2022
He had been involved in land issues in his role as secretary of Te Matakite o Aotearoa, in the land march led by Dame Whina Cooper in 1975, before Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei walked on to their ancestral land on the Auckland waterfront in January 1977 and began an occupation that lasted 506 days.

She met her fake husband on the day she flew to NZ. Why she's allowed to stay

NewstalkZB 22 May 2022
The Chinese woman and her "husband" landed at Auckland International Airport in November 2019 , clearing customs with visas applied for using false marriage and work papers ... She never saw him again after that ... In Auckland, she stayed at a rented room arranged by the agent and began visiting parks looking for others like her ... Treadwell ... .

'Emotional': One of NZ's oldest passenger planes completes final flight

NewstalkZB 22 May 2022
The classic plane flew from Auckland to Wānaka, departing at 11.30am and landing at about 2.30pm yesterday ... Air Chathams' staff wrote farewell messages on the much-loved plane's bulkhead ... Photo / Air Chatham ... .

'Emotional': One of New Zealand's oldest passenger planes completes final flight

RNZ 21 May 2022
The classic plane flew from Auckland to Wānaka, departing at 11.30am and landing about 2.30 this afternoon ... Air Chatham's staff wrote farewell messages on the much-loved plane's bulkhead ... ....

Lotto heartbreak: When the champagne stops flowing – the cost of winning big

NewstalkZB 20 May 2022
That rings true for a number of lottery winners who have struck it rich over the years but lost relationships and in some cases ended up penniless despite landing a measure of wealth most could only dream of ... The couple went on to buy a property in South Auckland, but a nasty feud erupted over who was entitled to the winnings, and the property.

Drought in Auckland's rural south pushing up food prices, growers say

RNZ 18 May 2022
Vegetable growers in Auckland's rural south say drought conditions are playing havoc with their day-to-day operations and will only add to increased prices for consumers ... South Auckland's horticulture industry is centred on the Pukekohe Hub, 4359 hectares of some of New Zealand's most fertile and productive land.

PI hired to tail businesswoman recalls growing unease on day her body was found

NewstalkZB 13 May 2022
The message, Jin explained to jurors today at Sun's trial, referred to a tracking device illegally placed underneath Zhong's Land Rover that showed the vehicle had remained stationary at her home for the past 22 hours ... Auckland businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong, 55, was found dead in the boot of her Land Rover in November 2020.

Ex-detective turned PI describes tailing businesswoman prior to grisly slaying

NewstalkZB 12 May 2022
Police found Zhong's body in the boot of her Land Rover on the afternoon of November 28, 2020. Authorities believe she had been stabbed over 20 times the night before, when an intruder entered the bedroom of her East Auckland home ... Auckland businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong, 55, was found dead in the boot of her Land Rover in November 2020.

Locals react as Drury development 'the size of Napier' gets green light

RNZ 11 May 2022
Three of New Zealand's biggest developers were last week given the green light to rezone 330 hectares of land in Drury, which would turn the small, semi-rural town south of Auckland, into a new satellite city ... But the retired builder said Auckland Council and ratepayers should not have to pick up the tab for the infrastructure that would be needed.

Holiday home manager recalls 'strange' booking on week of businesswoman's death

NewstalkZB 11 May 2022
On the weekend that Auckland businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong was stabbed to death her estranged business partner Fang Sun was supposed to be in the middle of a 10-day respite at a Waikato beach house ... Auckland businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong, 55, was found dead in the boot of her Land Rover in November 2020.

Brent Catchpole: The worry is that Drury will draw away some of that investment

NewstalkZB 11 May 2022
A city the size of Napier could soon be popping up south of Auckland.

Auckland Airport's big build: $300m transport hub, new baggage system

NewstalkZB 10 May 2022
Auckland Airport is spending $300 million on a transport hub and setting aside land for light rail near its international terminal ... Another part of the transport hub area could accommodate rapid transit such as light rail if that is the preferred Government and Auckland council option ... Artist impression of the new transport hub at Auckland Airport.

Businesswoman was beset with gambling losses, debts prior to violent death

NewstalkZB 09 May 2022
In the four years leading to the discovery of Elizabeth Zhong's body in the boot of her Land Rover, the Auckland businesswoman had visited SkyCity Casino 381 times and had accumulated nearly $240,000 in gambling losses ... Auckland businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong, 55, was found dead in the boot of her Land Rover in November 2020.

The best post-A-level getaways to book now

The Times/The Sunday Times 08 May 2022
If you’re taking your A-levels, Highers, Btecs or equivalent this summer, boy do you deserve a break ... They worry, you know. 1 ... 3 ... After landing in Auckland you head north to Paihia, birthplace of modern New Zealand, then back south to Hobbiton Village, the film set that is the nation’s third most popular tourist attraction ... Fly to Auckland with United ... .

Revealed: Four te reo Māori names proposed for City Rail Link stations

NewstalkZB 06 May 2022
Auckland Transport and the City Rail Link (CRL) said the proposed names acknowledged the history of the land and areas in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland that the stations would occupy ... "CRL's eyes are set firmly on building a world class railway for Auckland's future, but the names ...

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