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The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, New Zealand’s premier cycling event, and Taupo’s largest annual sporting occasion, is attracting significant interest from media throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 1:58 am

Everyone has the right to feel safe at home. Many do not. One in three partnered New Zealand women report having experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 1:11 am

DIY might be in our DNA, and making sure that your handiwork is not only safe and legal is an important thing to consider.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 1:11 am

The body of a man found dead in Mount Maunganui last night (Sunday, 23 November) has been identified as 37-year-old Stephen Tracey who went missing from the area in late September.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 1:05 am

An active front is forecast to bring heavy rain to western areas of the South Island on Tuesday, and severe northwest gales to eastern parts. Warnings and watches are place in for for many areas.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:56 am

With new Ebola cases in Mali and a continuing surge in Sierra Leone, UNICEF is stepping up efforts to help other West African countries at risk prepare for potential outbreaks.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:55 am

Police can now name the victim of a fatal house fire on Woodhouse St in Linwood, which is reported to have started shortly before 2.15pm on 20 November 2014, as 60 year old Maree Patricia Cato.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:52 am

Kiwirail has agreed to lease the mothballed Napier to Gisborne Rail line to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, subject to a number of conditions.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:45 am

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 2, in the Katikati Township.

Diversions are in place around the scene, and Police are asking for patience and care if driving in the area.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:40 am

Two Maraenui primary schools will go head-to-head on the basketball court this week, as part of a community initiative supported by UnisonFibre and local Police. The ‘Nui Street Ball’ event, organised by the Maraenui Police, aims to bring the local community together.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:37 am

SH1 Main South Road is currently closed between Dawsons Road and Weedons Ross Road following a fatal crash between a car and a truck at approximately 12.30pm today (24 November 2014).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:23 am

The windy spring weather is set to continue this week, with several fronts bringing bouts of rain to western areas, and warm temperatures with blustery northwest winds in the east.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:59 pm

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for remits to next year’s annual meeting, being held on Tuesday 10 March in the Southern South Island electorate.

Livestock farmers who want to propose written remits are invited to submit them by 7 January 2015.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:22 pm

Builder Grant Collings was fined $18,000 in the Christchurch District Court today for breaching a WorkSafe New Zealand prohibition notice which was issued to prevent worker’s from the continued risk of a likelihood of serious harm.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:04 pm

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming the ongoing growth in holiday visitor arrivals - up 6.4 for the year ending October - pushing total holiday arrivals to 1.3 million visitors.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:54 pm

Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:44 pm

Dirty accommodation, loud, arrogant tourists and smelly airline passengers are among the biggest irritations when travelling, according to the annual survey of New Zealand travellers carried out by Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:32 pm

Unravelling the rich history of one of Christchurch’s iconic precincts is the focus of the latest book from Canterbury University Press (CUP).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:24 pm

Christchurch City Council is in the final stages of proving it is at a standard to achieve accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:12 pm

Countdown stores around the country are calling out for people to nominate a deserving individual or family to receive $500 of groceries to make Christmas a little easier this year.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:51 pm

The number of overseas visitors arriving on holiday (98,100) to New Zealand increased 14 percent in October 2014 compared with October 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:45 pm

Rogue paua gatherers continue to risk big fines and losing vehicles by flouting the recreational fishing regulations on the Northland coast.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:43 pm

There are only two weeks left for New Zealanders to vote for the community wellbeing projects most deserving of winning 2015 Medibank Community Fund (MCF) grants.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:41 pm

Emergency services are in attendance at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Green Rd in Dairy Flat where a truck has lost its load.

The highway is closed in both directions with traffic being diverted north bound down Bawden Rd and south bound down Postman Rd.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:31 pm

Budget-conscious festivities are the focus of the Low Cost Living Christmas Expo at the Western Community Centre tomorrow.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:26 pm

Police Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand stood together today (24 November 2014) at Parliament House in Canberra to reaffirm their united commitment to address the scourge of violence against women and children. The Police Commissioners provided the following statement.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:10 pm

The police dive squad and search and rescue teams are on their way to Pourerere Beach in Central Hawke’s Bay this morning to search for a missing diver.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 8:37 pm

Art works from a sculpture symposium starting this weekend are to be installed along Rotorua’s Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens. The sculpture trail we form part of the city’s 2015 WWI Gallipoli commemorations.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:31 pm

A University of Canterbury graduate student has produced a nationwide app showing the best cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Marcia Butterfield this week launched the Neat Places website and smartphone app.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:30 pm

At about 7:15pm Police were called by a member of the public who located the deceased body of an adult male on the northern face of Mount Maunganui. The deceased was located midway up the side of the mountain in thick bush.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: November 23, 2014, 12:40 pm