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Royal Oak roundabout a sore point for residents Months on from an upgrade to make a congested central Auckland roundabout safer, many locals say it hasn't made enough of a difference.
The Royal Oak roundabout underwent changes late last year, after 61 crashes over a four year period.
The Government is proposing legislation that would allow councils to make big changes to street layouts with less public consultation.
But Royal Oak residents say even with public input, Auckland Transport got this upgrade wrong.
Katie Fitzgerald reports
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Massive power imbalance between MPs and staff - ex Parliament worker A former parliamentary staffer says MPs are never held accountable for their actions, and political parties want to keep it that way so as not to damage their brand.
David Buckingham worked in Parliament more than a decade ago, and says there is a massive power imbalance between MPs and their staff.
He says the latest allegations of workplace bullying to emerge from Parliament show things haven't changed since Debbie Francis' 2019 review into Parliament's bullying culture.
Buckingham spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Christchurch residents unhappy with cell phone blackspot People on the edge of suburban Christchurch, say living in a cell phone coverage blackspot is annoying and dangerous.
Ladbrooks residents want more action from the telecommunications companies to provide a service but the tel-cos say it's not a straightforward issue.
Rachel Graham reports.
Abuse in care survivors hope for remorse from government Survivors of abuse in state care hope to see some signs of remorse from the government over the next two weeks.
From today, the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care will hear from more than a dozen government agencies, who'll be asked to explain their role in a system which saw thousands of children abused over decades.
But as Jamie Tahana reports, some survivors have little faith the Crown has learned anything.
Market Update for 15 August 2022 Business update for Monday 15 August 2022
Costco delays West Auckland opening Originally slated to be opening up in mid - August, Supermarket Giant Costco has pushed back the opening of their flagship new store in West Auckland.
The announcement came last week, without a new confirmed opening date given.
Reporter Leonard Powell took a trip out west to find out what the hold up is.
Public health expert on fluoride in Christchurch water Christchurch City Council doesn't want to pay $63 million to put fluoride in its water supply and is looking for alternatives.
Fifty different water sources would have to be treated if the city is directed to fluoridate - instead of just one or two sources like most regions - creating a huge price tag.
Dental health experts say despite the larger cost, Christchurch City Council should not be exempt.
Te Whatu Ora Waitaha dental public health specialist Martin Lee spoke to Morning Report.
Bromley resident taking Council to disputes tribunal over air purifier cost A Bromley resident says she should not have to pay for air purifiers she bought to cope with the stench from the burnt-out wastewater treatment plant.
Vickie Walker is taking the Christchurch City Council to the Disputes Tribunal after a staff member told her they could not reimburse the cost of her air purifiers because they were worried about the precedent it might set.
Her claim for $695 will be heard at the end of the month.
She spoke to Corin Dann.
Morning Rural News for 15 August 2022 News from the rural and farming sector.
Royal Oak roundabout a sore point for residents Months on from an upgrade to make a congested central Auckland roundabout safer, many locals say it hasn't made enough of a difference.
The Royal Oak roundabout underwent changes late last year, after 61 crashes over a four year period.
The Government is proposing legislation that would allow councils to make big changes to street layouts with less public consultation.
But Royal Oak residents say even with public input, Auckland Transport got this upgrade wrong.
Katie Fitzgerald reports
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