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In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time.
Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city.
Changes are being made to the way the NZ Transport Agency will deliver its new season of maintenance work on the state highway network in Northland to reduce delays and disruption for road users.
The University of Canterbury has appointed Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the prestigious Macmillan Brown Research Centre for Pacific Studies.
Wellington Police are reminding drivers to rest up if they are heading away this Labour weekend.
Acting District Road Policing Manager Senior Sergeant Ian Martin says "Many people make plans to head away for the long weekend and we want everyone to make it back safely."
Transport Minister Simon Bridges is encouraging road users to keep safe as they travel on the roads over Labour Weekend.
Wanganui District Council and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wanganui are gearing up for a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge.
Some of the best known upper lips in Wellington have taken up the Movember challenge to boldly grow a Mo in the name of men’s health awareness for 30 days this November.
Hamilton Zoo’s hefty rhino herd will be kept warmer and drier through the energy of the sun and some smart technology.
Police investigating the death of a man in Kelston on Tuesday night are now able to release his name.
The victim has been identified as 51 year-old Brett Fraser.
A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday however at this stage Police will not be discussing the results.
Recent population data from Statistics New Zealand reveal Selwyn District is experiencing record growth levels.
A heartbeat sensor triggering a light display is at the centre of CPIT’s installation for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) this year.
A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to sweep over the South Island today and the North Island on Friday. "Gales are likely in exposed places and a period of rain is expected over most of the country, "commented MetService meteorologist Erick Brenstrum.
Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October at the 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 Conference in Nelson.
Best practice guidelines have been developed for rental vehicle operators to help educate international visitors on driver safety.
Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury.
New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards.
While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepehi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to be patient and slow down on the roads this long weekend.
NZ Landcare Trust's Communities for Clean Water weekend-of-action proved to be a big hit around the country with hundreds of volunteers turning out to get involved in regional events.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.
SKYCITY has announced it will commit $50,000 to help keep the iconic Whitcoull’s Santa on Auckland’s Queen Street.
With warmer temperatures and longer hours of daylight, spring and summer are when New Zealanders are most active in the garden - unfortunately this can also coincide with an increase in dog accidents.
Counties Manukau Police want to see everyone enjoying their long weekend safely by slowing down, driving to the conditions, and staying alert and sober.
Auckland Zoo is asking people for dry and open pinecones to help feed and entertain their primates and other animals.
The pinecones are used to make eating more adventurous - food is stuffed between the open cones and either hung by string or hidden amongst the enclosure.
Kiwi will soon be roaming Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Three kiwi chicks, hatched at Auckland Zoo from eggs collected from Te Mata in the Coromandel are today being released onto the 83ha isle, and more chicks are due for release in November.
Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on drivers to pledge to give the road their full attention and not to take risks if travelling this Labour weekend, to keep themselves and others safe on the road.
Police are warning they will be out in force over Labour Weekend throughout the Eastern District targeting speeding, seatbelts and drink-driving.
Pandora the leading internet radio service, today launched Pandora Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a free online service that gives artists and their managers a detailed view of their audience on the world’s largest Internet radio platform.
Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.
"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road," says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.