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At 9.45pm this evening a vehicle travelling between Prebbleton and Lincoln on Birchs Road struck a horse in the middle of their lane.
Claims that a Northland charter school that has received $1.6 million of public money has bought 81 hectares of farmland need immediate investigation, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today. A second round of charter school applications, due to start shortly, should also be halted.
A front lying close to Whakatane across at 7pm Thursday evening is moving east and should clear East Cape early Friday morning. Heavy rain in the eastern Bay of Plenty should ease Thursday evening, and for northern Gisborne the rain should ease and then clear early Friday morning.
A four-month drought in the central Tongan island group of Ha’apai is putting stress on drinking water supplies already diminished by saltwater intrusion.
Alice, the huge boring machine constructing Auckland’s Waterview tunnels has disappeared underground on the first leg of her two-year, 4.8km-long journey from Owairaka to Waterview and back.
Waikato DHB public health nurse Anne McNicol will this Friday (6 December) receive formal recognition from the New Zealand Police for helping prevent an act of violence on a young Waikato mother and her baby.
Emergency services are attending a crash on State Highway 1 just North of Mercer where a truck has rolled.
The driver was thrown out of the vehicle is being treated by St John Ambulance.
One side of the road is closed, and traffic management is in place.
As the Central District Police Month of Motorcycles campaign reaches its halfway point, the results so far are encouraging with the majority of motorcyclists demonstrating responsibility on the roads.
This morning Taupo's Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called to Tihoi, west of Taupo to a 19 year girl who had rolled her quad bike while descending a hillside.
She was thrown from the bike as it rolled and landed in a large gorse bush.
Wellington Police can now release the name of the 49-year-old female who died at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre this morning as Motuiliu Groom.
Police have informed her family and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.
This Sunday 8 December Wellington’s Christmas celebrations kick off with Capital Christmas.
The Western Waikato CIB are conducting an investigation to establish whether there was any criminal offending by Mr Tapara during his time as a teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa, Oparure (now Te Wharekura o Maniapoto), near Te Kuiti.
A six-week "bootcamp" is kicking off an EIT and Youth Quest initiative aimed at helping at-risk Maori and Pacific Island youth into trades training and jobs.
Tauranga Christmas shoppers can take advantage of free bus services over the next three weekends.
The battle to manage pest plants and animals in the Lower North Island is heating up, with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and regional councils joining forces to protect the region’s natural assets.
The Government has provided an additional $31 million of capital to the Hobsonville Land Company, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand, to enable faster progress on a 3000 house development at Hobsonville Point in Auckland.
Whether you’re towing a boat to the slip for a day’s fishing, or taking advantage of longer days to take loads of rubbish to the tip, trailers get more use in summer than any other part of the year.
Wellington’s new five kilometre walking and cycling track linking Tawa and Porirua is in its final stages of development and should be finished by March next year.
This weekend (Saturday, 7 December) heralds the start of Level 1 water restrictions for the Akaroa community.
A wet Thursday for parts of New Zealand will give way to a more settled Friday in store, as a short -lived ridge of high pressure manoeuvres over the country.
Christchurch has a rare opportunity to develop a better functioning transport network that incorporates a connected network of cycleways say two Dutch transport experts.
A 36-year-old man has died in Marton after his make-shift shelter burnt down overnight.
The man was residing in a make-shift shelter in a paddock on Hawkestone Road.
On Saturday a deep low should approach the South Island from the Tasman Sea with a strong northwest flow spreading onto central and northern New Zealand.This low should weaken as it crosses the South Island on Sunday.
The Department of Internal Affairs confirmed today that key individuals in Operation Chestnut have been interviewed as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged manipulation of gaming machine grants.
Police investigating the attempted abduction of a 13-year old Timaru girl at Washdyke on Tuesday have released a photograph of a person of interest in the enquiry.
Top Kiwi chef and restaurateur, Al Brown, has returned from Western Australia’s premier food event, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, having presented alongside some of the world’s best culinary talent including; Heston Blumenthal, George Calombaris, Luke Dale-Roberts and Sat Bains.
A humid northeast flow covers the North Island. A front lying over the upper North Island is expected to move slowly southeast today (Thursday) preceded by a broad area of rain.
Auckland and the rest of the north of North Island went digital 1 December - but that doesn’t mean your old TV goes into landfill.
The popular afternoon tea get together for survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake will be held again next year on Sunday 9 February 2014.
It’s just a matter of days before kick-off for the Royal A and P Show in Feilding this week.