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A strong, moist northwest flow covering the country is expected to remain until an active trough moves up the country during Saturday and Sunday, bringing a colder southwest change.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 9:09 am

A 29 year old female driver has been airlifted late this afternoon (4.30pm) by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. The woman collided with another vehicle on the Coastal Highway near Motueka.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 5:57 am

Housing New Zealand Chief Executive, Glen Sowry, today outlined his vision for the Corporation as the environments in which it operates look set for significant change.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 5:16 am

'What do you want? When do you want it?' is the message from Whangarei District Council's waste team as they look to shave $200,000 from Rural Transfer Station costs by customising operating hours to the needs of their communities.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 4:35 am

Counties Manukau Police are warning residents of a phone scam involving Inland Revenue. Recent immigrants and business owners are targeted, with victims being told that the government of New Zealand wishes to gift them a tax refund for being a good citizen.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 4:30 am

A prolific tax evader who worked in theft prevention has been sentenced to one year and four months after pleading guilty to failing to provide more than 40 GST and income tax returns totalling more than $73,000.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:57 am

The remains of the earliest major swing-bridge to have been built in the North Island have been entered as a Category 2 item on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:37 am

Creative Communities funding applications are now open.

The Creative Communities Scheme is administered by the Selwyn District Council on behalf of Creative New Zealand and supports local arts and cultural activities.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:27 am

Tokoroa Police want to identify a man suspected of a sexual assault on a young woman on Sunday afternoon (27 July) between 5pm and 6pm at Lake Mananui, Arawa Crescent, Tokoroa.

The 17-year-old victim spoke to a woman driving from the Cosmopolitan club asking her what the time was.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:27 am

Counties Manukau Police are appealing for information on 14 year old Joshua Avant who was last heard from on 28 July. Joshua has a learning disability that can affect his judgement and could lead him into unsafe situations.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:25 am

Just four months after the introduction of the larger Q300 aircraft on the morning Auckland-Rotorua return route, this increased capacity will be extended further with the larger plane set to commence an afternoon schedule from 9 February 2015.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:13 am

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft left Auckland today bound for the United Arab Emirates, where it will join a multi-national task force focusing on counter-piracy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:09 am

160 students from Rangikura School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo at 10am on Tuesday 5 August as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:07 am

The Forest Owners Association welcomes government changes to the scheme that funds erosion control initiatives on the East Coast.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:06 am

There are currently Heavy Rainfall and Severe Gale Warnings and Watches in place for many central and southern areas of the country.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 2:33 am

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a time for all of New Zealand to embrace our indigenous language and attempt to speak selected words, perhaps attend a class, switch our social media platforms to a complementing version and perhaps have a morning tea or tea te ata to celebrate.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 2:17 am

Primary and secondary schools from as far afield as Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay will be joining local equestrian teams to compete in this inaugural event.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 2:16 am

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled a new public sculpture in central Christchurch symbolic of nature and renewal.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 1:57 am

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE are delighted that the Auckland Council has sent a strong signal that it does not condone or support rodeo by announcing that a previous decision not to allow rodeos on council land will now stay in place.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 1:05 am

A late rush has seen around 4300 groups and individuals make submissions on a discussion document which will help shape the future of parking in the Auckland region.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 12:42 am

Positive feedback and support from the community on their interest in new arts short courses based in Whanganui has shone through in survey responses.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 12:04 am

Archaeologists working on the Athenree Homestead have uncovered a number of features associated with the earliest days of the landmark Western Bay of Plenty building.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 1, 2014, 12:01 am

Detectives investigating a robbery in Rotorua are wanting to trace and check the welfare of a woman who appears to have given a lift to the offender.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 11:51 pm

Families in Gaza are facing a complete collapse of essential services, as electricity and water supplies run out. Health facilities are particularly badly affected, with some hospitals warning that they only have enough fuel to run electricity generators for another four to five days.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 11:47 pm

For the first time in five years Maritime New Zealand has a permanent presence in New Plymouth, officially opening a new office today (Friday, 1 August, 2014) with a full-time maritime officer.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 11:06 pm

Following a disappointing Compulsory Breath Test operation last weekend, Counties Manukau Police are hopeful that a simple message - "don’t drink and drive" - will get through to motorists before tragedy strikes.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 11:00 pm

Angela Pidduck was located in Otahuhu last night and appears in Manukau District Court today. Police wish to thank the public for their assistance.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 10:25 pm

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission is keen to build on a successful Māori Language Week by opening the Mā te Reo funding round which is aimed at increasing Māori language proficiency in the regions, according to Acting Chief Executive Pita Paraone.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 10:00 pm

Locals have just a few more days to ensure their favourite voluntary groups are part of the Wairoa District’s biggest celebration of volunteers. Entries for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards close at 5pm, Friday 8 August and there is more than $5,000 up for grabs.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 9:56 pm

Due to recent storm events a number of Department of Conservation tramping tracks and walks in the Far North may be damaged or impassable due to fallen trees and/or slips. Sections of the Te Araroa Trail are also affected. The following tracks will be closed until further notice:

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 31, 2014, 9:46 pm