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Water restrictions are now in place for the entire Ruapehu district.

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has enacted a sprinkler ban on all Council operated water supplies including Waiouru, Raetihi, Ohakune, Owhango, National Park and Taumarunui.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:27 pm

At approximately 2.00am on Thursday the 29th of January 2015 a 23-year-old male was walking home along Torrens Terrace, Wellington when he was attacked and robbed by two men.

The two offenders pulled up alongside the victim driving a white coloured station wagon.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:37 pm

A University of Canterbury researcher says the majority of New Zealand’s native freshwater fish species are threatened or at risk of extinction.

Among those that are threatened, members of the galaxiid family, which include whitebait, are especially threatened or at risk.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:30 pm

The University of Canterbury’s Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC) is investigating the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones to help fight fires.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:30 pm

Waitemata Police are seeking the current whereabouts of 14 year old female, Melania OLA.

Melania was last seen on Tuesday the 27th of January 2015 outside the Roberts Road Shops in Te Atatu at 8.45pm.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:55 am

GODZone is considered one of the toughest, most demanding adventure races in the world but the Cure Kids team put together by the New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) and global logistics company Mondiale, isn’t daunted.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:15 am

A man's body that was recovered from the Whanganui River yesterday has been identified as Jayden Tilby aged 24 of Whanganui.

Preliminary post mortem results suggest Mr Tilby drowned.

Police is treating the death at this stage as unexplained.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 3:35 am

North Shore Police are asking the Devonport/Belmont community to be vigilant, following a second case where a man has indecently exposed himself to a young girl in two weeks.

At around 10am this morning a 10 year-old girl was cycling with her friends along Seacliffe Avenue in Belmont.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:50 am

The Auckland City Police Planning and Operations Group has worked on arrangements around the coming weekend's NRL Nines tournament for several months and is encouraging all patrons to respect the local alcohol bans, to ensure valuables are not left in parked vehicles and, where possible, to take

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:31 am

Four sculptures from the city’s recent sculpture symposium have been added to Rotorua Lakes Council’s (RLC) permanent public art collection for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:10 am

Reducing the risks and keeping all road users safe is the driver behind a road safety campaign being conducted by Waikato Police tasked with keeping those returning, and in some cases starting, school from this week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:40 am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council helped the first batch of Tauranga’s students get to school this morning as the Schoolhopper bus network officially launched.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:37 am

Thousands of Bay of Plenty residents received a civil defence text message earlier today.

The successful testing of the region’s text, email and social media alerting was designed to ensure that the system would work in a real emergency.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:37 am

"New Zealand’s Climate Movement is growing bigger and more organised", said OFO member Rosemary Penwarden on the eve of the "Taranaki’s Beauty and the Beast" weekend conference that has attracted climate activists and interested people from around the country.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:34 am

The effort of residents and the support of four organisations will see overhead power lines moved underground along a stretch of seaside road in Oakura.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:55 am

Tauranga Police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred in Tareha Lane in Te Maunga last night (Tuesday, 27 January).

The fire was noticed by local residents just after 11pm and a number of fire appliances attended and put out the fire.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:35 am

Outstanding leadership is the prevailing quality being recognised with the granting of two honorary doctorates and two medals at Lincoln University’s graduation ceremony on April 24.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:24 am

Eleven rural schools have been selected as the lucky winners of $2000 gardening grants. The popular grants are a joint Rural Women New Zealand / Farmlands venture, aimed at helping schools develop vegetable gardens and orchards.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:17 am

Canterbury Police have identified the two cyclists on SH73 and would like to thank the tractor driver for coming forward. Canterbury Police would like to thank the members of the public who contacted them with information which led to the cyclists being identified.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:02 am

Canterbury Police arrested the driver of a car involved in a single vehicle crash near the junction of Worcester St and Linwood Ave shortly before 4pm yesterday (27 January 2015).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:51 pm

The 60-year-old man arrested for assault in relation to a violent incident at Tikipunga on Monday has been remanded in custody to reappear in court on February 9.

The man was given interim name suppression when he appeared in the Whangarei District Court yesterday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:40 pm

Toxic algae warnings have been put in place on parts of the Hutt and Ruamāhanga Rivers.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:54 pm
Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:50 pm

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilisations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:31 pm

Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Fran Wilde says a new farm hub constructed at Belmont Regional Park will assure the viability of farming on the park into the future and provide a new point of interest for visitors.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:21 pm

Today Thrifty launched a fleet of scooters in Wellington.

The scooters were trialled in Picton over the Christmas holidays and owing to their success Thrifty have bought a fleet to Wellington.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:21 pm

The lack of rain in the Bay of Plenty over the past few months means the Rotorua lake levels are low and further operational measures are being taken.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:01 pm

The Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines are back this weekend for a second sold-out year. It’s become one of the biggest events on Auckland’s sporting calendar. The Nines are at Eden Park this Saturday and Sunday, 31 January and 1 February.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:01 pm

A Bay of Plenty Regional Council project to demonstrate native forestry as an alternative land use has been established.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:01 pm

Students starting out in UCOL Degree programmes this year are now able to apply for financial assistance through new scholarship opportunities.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: January 27, 2015, 8:51 pm