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Half a metre of rain fell on parts of the West Coast during Wednesday, and the Capital was blasted with severe gales this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 7, 2015, 2:21 am

A 24 year-old man has been given a $150 infringement offence notice, after his attempt to use a T2 lane with a mannequin as the front seat passenger failed.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 7, 2015, 2:20 am

"A tireless leader whose many life achievements include safeguarding New Zealand’s only indigenous language, we mourn the sad and sudden loss of a great son of Ngati Hine," says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 7, 2015, 2:04 am

Nearly two weeks on from the earthquake in Nepal, UNICEF is continuing to reach thousands more children with lifesaving supplies.

UNICEF estimates 1.7 million children are in need of help and with each passing day the risk of disease and further trauma grows higher.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 7, 2015, 1:37 am

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), has been selected to receive a further five years of funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:56 pm

Statement from Inspector Mark Harrison, Central District Police

At around 9.14am this morning Whanganui Police attempted to stop a vehicle in Great North Road, Whanganui.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:55 pm

The benefits of good careers education have been highlighted in a new Education Review Office report released today which closely examines the work of ten schools recognised as excelling in their careers work.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:35 pm

Survivors of Nepal's massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June.

Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:29 pm

Auckland City Police want to know who took a kayak and a range of survival equipment to Rangitoto Island…and left it there.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:16 pm

A water main that has burst four times in Taupō in recent weeks is being replaced ahead of schedule to ensure a steady water supply for residents and businesses.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 11:15 pm

ÅŒra King has helped raise more than $24,000 at a special charity lunch on May 3 in aid of Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:55 pm

Art from prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility is to be sold for raise funds for the SPCA.

A group of prisoners have been working with artist Christine Melchior. Their INSIDE Exhibition will run at the Waikato Society of Art’s Next Level Gallery from 16-28 May.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:32 pm

TV3’s The Bachelor, produced by Mediaworks NZ, has taken its contestants to SeaWorld Australia in a hope to find true love. However, all they found there were captive dolphins held in inhumane conditions forced to perform for human enjoyment.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:26 pm

A new-age debit card that can be used to get into all Hastings swimming pools - Clive, Havelock North, Frimley and Flaxmere - has been introduced by Aquatics Hastings (officially from Tuesday, May 12).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:25 pm

An active trough which is bringing heavy rain to central New Zealand is expected to move slowly northeastwards over the North Island during today and Friday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:17 pm

Wanganui Police are currently off at a serious crash in Tayforth Road, Wanganui.

A car has crashed into the rear of a truck and caught fire. Emergency services are on scene and cordons are in place around the scene.

Police ask that motorists and pedestrians avoid this area.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 10:05 pm

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that two Otago-based Police officers, who are themselves keen pig hunters, were not deliberately acting in their own interests when undertaking enforcement action under Operation Poacher, a co-ordinated Police response to unl

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 9:58 pm

One of New Zealand’s most celebrated magicians is on the road again, using his special blend of magic and humour to serve up invaluable social messages to Kiwi kids.

And he has Zazu, Ecce and Ruby - exotic, talking parrots - along for the ride.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 9:29 pm

Poor record keeping of electronic documents and digital records may lead to a loss of accountability and collective history in public sector organisations, a Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduand warns.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 9:17 pm

The same front that brought slips and flooding to parts of the West Coast is still on track to reach Auckland - but in a weaker state.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 9:03 pm

The wind flow across New Zealand is certainly a mild one at the moment - the snow storm of April seems like a distant memory as air once again sweeps down from the sub-tropics and boosts daytime and overnight temperatures right across the country.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 8:53 pm

A recent University of Canterbury graduate spent 10 months living in South Africa for her PhD research looking at the negotiation of HIV prevention among 30 rural community HIV educators.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

A new, geology-based approach has predicted just how susceptible various areas of Auckland are for initial explosive volcanic activity - with Three Kings and Māngere identified as potentially high-risk areas.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 12:05 pm

New Zealand’s premier centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research in food, the Riddet Institute hosted by Massey University, has been selected once again as a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 12:05 pm

As one Auckland woman gets a final rose, everything is coming up roses for a Big Wednesday player who bought their ticket in St Lukes and has won $12.3 million, including all the luxury prizes, in tonight’s live draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Whitcoulls St Lukes in Auckland.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 8:56 am

An active trough is expected to move northeast over central New Zealand overnight Wednesday and during Thursday morning and then onto the upper North Island. A band of heavy rain associated with this trough should move northwards during Thursday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 8:19 am

In just two months, Z’s "Waste Warriors" competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste away from landfill - the equivalent of two Olympic sized swimming pools full of waste.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 7:39 am

Two sizeable golden elms will replace the two plane trees that have to come down in Havelock North to allow for bigger stormwater pipes to be installed.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 4:39 am

At approximately 2.30pm this afternoon Emergency Services were called to an address in Bush Road, Paeroa where an 11 month old child was run over in her drive way by a small truck.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 4:35 am

Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of 62 year old William Garland who was last seen at a Manurewa address on Saturday 2 May 2015.

Mr Garland was wearing a white button up shirt, dark grey jeans and oversized shoes with no laces.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 6, 2015, 3:05 am