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Hunua Ranges public toilets named NZ's best loo
A public toilet in Auckland's Hunua Ranges has taken the throne and been named the country's best loo.
The competition was run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Heather Saunderson is the chief executive and was one of the judges of the competition.
Taranaki festivals combine to beat Covid-19 blues
Faced with axing one of its premier events due to Covid-19, the Taranaki creative community has instead combined its celebrated Garden Festival with its lesser-known cousin - the Taranaki Arts Trail.
It's hoped the integrated festival which kicks off today will give punters even more reason to visit the region.
RNZ's Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.
Waitangi Tribunal hearing on Oranga Tamariki wrapping up
The failings of the state care and protection of tamariki Māori are being laid bare in front of the Waitangi Tribunal - but claimants are also bringing a range of ways to overhaul the system.
The second part of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the uplift practices of Māori children by Oranga Tamariki is wrapping up in Hawke's Bay today.
The tribunal has heard from midwives, social workers, former wards of the state and researchers on the suite of changes needed to stop the high number of tamariki Māori going into state care.
RNZ reporter Meriana Johnsen has been covering the hearing and speaks to Susie Ferguson.
Tokelauan community wants language as NCEA subject
Ensuring the survival of their language for future generations is why the Tokelauan community in Porirua are keen to have it included in the New Zealand school curriculum.
Tokelau is a New Zealand Pacific realm nation - as is Niue and the Cook Islands.
Tokelauan is the only one of the three languages not available as an NCEA subject.
RNZ Pacific's Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor has more.
Silver Ferns look to right some wrongs in second England test
The Silver Ferns will meet the England Roses in the second Test in Hamilton tonight, looking to right some wrongs from the first Test, despite coming out on top.
The Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua wasn't happy after her side's 13 goal win on Wednesday against an under strength Roses team.
So what will count as a pass mark in the coaches eyes?
Sports reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe is covering the Tests in Hamilton.
Markets Update for 30 October 2020
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.