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Edward Rooney

Regional News Editor, NZ Herald

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Airport protest: Doctors unable to land

  • 9 Sep, 2015 11:45am
  • 6 minutes to read
Children will miss out on clinics after protesters occupying Kaitaia Airport have forced a flight carrying five specialist doctors to be cancelled this morning.

PM: Solid 'did everything they could'

  • 6 Nov, 2014 12:49pm
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Prime Minister John Key says Solid Energy "did everything they possibly could" to recover the bodies of 29 miners at Pike River.
  • 1 Jun, 2014 5:00am
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Laila Harre's appointment was one of the worst-organised interviews we've attended, writes Edward Rooney.
  • 25 May, 2014 11:18am
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The Greens have released the final roster of list candidates for this year's election - and there's one notable omission.

Gentle words from a princess

  • 13 Apr, 2014 3:02pm
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It was a handful of glass marbles that drew the attention of the most famous woman in the world to a star-struck Auckland boy.
  • 19 Jan, 2014 5:30am
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Shark fin remains on the dinner menu at Auckland's SkyCity casino, at $70 for a small serving, despite assurances to the contrary.

Angry ratepayers seek SuperCity referendum

  • 6 Oct, 2013 5:30am
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Members of the Northern Action Group reckon they would do better out of the SuperCity.
  • 15 Sep, 2013 8:23am
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The Government postponed an announcement this week on the sale of shares in Meridian Energy, sparking doubts about whether the sell-off will go ahead on schedule in November.

Exercise beats breakfast

  • 23 Jun, 2013 5:30am
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The Government might have better spent it's $9.5million school breakfast money on walking school buses, findings from a Danish study into children and exercise suggest.
  • 23 Jun, 2013 5:30am
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Broadcaster John Tamihere raced to a fatal car crash in central Auckland yesterday after hearing his wife's son was hurt.

Eye-watering costs to get connected

  • 24 Mar, 2013 8:05am
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A fee for tapping into the waterworks in parts of Auckland has gone up by 900 per cent in the past two years - from less than $850 to almost $8000.
  • 17 Mar, 2013 11:05am
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It's the bane of sports fans everywhere - their favourite club changing kit yearly, forcing them to spend big dollars to look up-to-date.
  • 2 Mar, 2013 12:21pm
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Census officials are calling on New Zealanders to participate in the national survey next Tuesday as it will bring about sweeping changes to our lives.

Govt probes NZTC's blanket suppression

  • 17 Feb, 2013 5:30am
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  • 10 Feb, 2013 5:30am
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Hopes for an annual international air show have crash-landed with financial failure after this year's inaugural event.
  • 10 Feb, 2013 5:30am
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In the midst of turmoil over Maori land in 1987, it was still possible to enjoy an idyllic childhood as a tomboy, beachcombing the shorelines of Omarere Beach and Kai Iwi lakes.
  • 6 Jan, 2013 5:30am
  • 3 minutes to read
In 2004, John Mercer was at Cheltenham Beach, flicking his 4-year-old girl high into the summer afternoon air time and again. Photographer Amos Chapple happened upon the scene and caught the action as it happened.

'Hideous' death in heat haze

  • 2 Dec, 2012 11:55am
  • 4 minutes to read
Two bikers were killed on a toy run for charity when about half a dozen riders were hit head-on by a van yesterday.
  • 2 Dec, 2012 5:30am
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A man cleared of offensive behaviour after being seen jogging in the nude celebrated yesterday by going boogie boarding - naked. "It's just another day at the office," he beamed.
  • 1 Dec, 2012 11:38am
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The lawyer for a man cleared of charges for jogging in the nude says the case is proof of New Zealand's growing tolerance.

Lucky to find a million-dollar do-up

  • 11 Nov, 2012 5:30am
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