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News in Brief - April 16

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Staff Reporter

15 April 2024, 10:50 PM

News in Brief - April 16Latest News.

Newshub Staff to Join Stuff in Television Bulletin Venture

Stuff has secured a deal with Newshub to deliver television bulletins for Three, according to reports.

As part of the agreement, some of the staff facing redundancy at Newshub will transition to producing content for the new venture.

Beginning Saturday, July 6, Stuff will broadcast hour-long weekday bulletins and 30-minute bulletins on weekends, following Newshub's closure.

Jones Streamlines Coal Mine Consenting

Resources Minister Shane Jones has announced changes to coal mine consenting, aimed at simplifying the process and aligning it with other mining practices.

The upcoming Resource Management Amendment Bill will remove additional controls on coal mining, ensuring continued access to locally sourced coal.

Jones highlighted the economic significance of the mining sector and emphasised that environmental protections would remain intact.

The government anticipates the bill's passage before year-end.

Community On Edge After Violent Auckland Mall Raid

Business owners and locals in Auckland are on edge following a violent ram raid near Newmarket.

The co-owner of Your Local Liquor, expressed concern and has implemented security measures to safeguard his business.

The raid at Partridge Jewellers involved six masked thieves, prompting heightened security measures in the area.

Authorities are investigating the incident while the community remains vigilant.