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Auckland shooting: Woman critically injured in New Lynn firearms incident

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after allegedly being shot at a house in West Auckland overnight. Police have launched an investigation into the incident after emergency services were called to a property in New Lynn. Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie, of Waitematā Police, said police found a woman with a serious […]

Business

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland, Northland businesses show high debt stress

Auckland and Northland businesses are showing increased signs of debt stress as Auckland’s alert level 3 lockdown continues to wind on. Auckland business debt defaults are up 18 per cent this year compared to 2019 in pre-Covid times and Northland business debt defaults are up 12 per cent, according to credit bureau Centrix. Keith McLaughlin. […]

Business

Covide 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland businesses in lockdown urge government to consider loans and lease schemes

By RNZ Auckland businesses are suffering under continued lockdowns and many will not survive this one without more support, business network leaders say. They say the government should consider financial support schemes like interest-free loans or some kind of commercial lease support. The government yesterday announced an in-principle decision for Auckland to move to level […]

Politics

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Why Auckland could move to level 3 next week, and what to watch for

ANALYSIS Aucklanders could move out of level 4 in a week if they continue to tread the path they have so far. Modelling released by Te Pūnaha Matatini suggests the R value has dropped to 0.4, and while cases might still be popping up at the start of next week, infections in the community may […]

Politics

Auckland mall terrorist attack won’t be last in New Zealand, expert says

The terrorist attack which injured six supermarket shoppers in suburban Auckland yesterday will not be the last in New Zealand, a terror expert says. Three shoppers were critically injured, one seriously injured and two moderately injured, in the Isis-inspired terrorist knife attack at a Countdown supermarket in New Lynn Mall yesterday afternoon. The 32-year-old man […]

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Auckland terror attack: Police fatal shooting of terrorist in Countdown supermarket facing independent investigation

TERROR ATTACK LATEST* Man was being followed by police, grabbed knife in store before stabbing shoppers* Isis sympathiser had been arrested for allegedly planning ‘lone wolf’ knife attack* Chilling video captures moment of terror in Auckland mall* ‘He’s got a knife’ – brave bystander helps wounded woman* Isis supporter who allegedly planned Auckland attack could […]

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Auckland mall terror attack: Isis sympathiser had been arrested for allegedly planning ‘lone wolf’ knife attack

WARNING: Graphic content The man police shot dead in an Auckland supermarket today after stabbing several shoppers is a known Isis sympathiser whom police had previously arrested for allegedly planning a “lone wolf” knife attack. He was fatally shot by police officers after six shoppers were injured — including three critically — in horrific scenes […]

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West Auckland flooding: Residents spend their morning rescuing farm animals and possessions

‘WE PUSHED OURSELVES TO THE LIMIT’ One West Auckland man was trapped in the second storey of his home after swimming three horses up the stairs to safety when his house was flooded during Kumeū’s second wettest day. The Huapai man, who lives on Matua Rd, posted to the local Facebook page early Tuesday morning […]

Business

Auckland port’s top table change continues with chair to go next month

Leadership changes at under-pressure Ports of Auckland continue, with the announcement chairman Bill Osborne will step down next month. The news from the Auckland Council-owned port was expected, with the mayor’s office understood to have been driving a search for new directors and taking a close interest in the recruitment of a new chief executive […]

Politics

Coronavirus Covid-19: Why the Auckland community case could trigger a swift move to lockdown

Last week Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told us to expect an alert level 4 lockdown if any Delta cases pop up in the community. Now we have a community case in Auckland with no link to the border yet, which has triggered an emergency meeting of senior ministers. If it is a case of […]