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The Public Service Association (PSA) says the continuing threats against Work and Income staff in the wake of the Ashburton shootings are a disgrace, and must end.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 11:47 am

Six high-achieving young New Zealanders have been chosen for a range of amazing expeditions this summer, including two that will travel to Antarctica, as part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Blake Ambassador programme.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 1:32 am

There’s another opportunity to do your bit at a Maitai community planting day at Groom Creek on Sunday 14 September.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 1:19 am

Police are continuing with the scene examination of the fatal fire at Managamuka.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 12:55 am

The calibre of submissions for the design of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been outstanding, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 12:30 am

Canterbury Police confirm that they received a complaint shortly after 9am this morning from a member of staff at the Housing New Zealand office in Christchurch of an alleged threat by phone.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 3, 2014, 12:15 am

For the first time in 25 years visitors and locals will be able to experience the annual shearing season at Mt Nicholas High Country Farm courtesy of leading tourism operator Southern Discoveries.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 11:45 pm

Two of the last remaining deer on Secretary Island, in Fiordland’s Doubtful Sound, have been culled by the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Secretary Island hunting team.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 11:17 pm

"There is a significant labour market shortage of skilled trades people in Wellington," says Mark Sorenson of Allied Workforce.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 11:13 pm

Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer, says it’s totally unacceptable that the popular Te Wero drawbridge is set for scrap heap from next year to be replaced with a shiny new $25m bridge fit for future light rail no less.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 10:42 pm

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have signed a contract that will provide a major boost to search and rescue (SAR) in the region.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 10:29 pm

People from all over the world who want to study in New Zealand can now apply for their visas online.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 10:00 pm

A challenge that most Kiwis can relate to in the weeks leading up to father’s day: How do we honour the great men in our life in a meaningful way?

You can be the coolest kid on the block by giving your dad a goat this father’s day!

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 9:54 pm

At about 9.30 pm last night, a man was admitted to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance, after collapsing at a local business premise.

Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier, of Tauranga Police said "He gave us the name ‘Dave’ but now is unable to speak to police due to his condition.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 9:40 pm

International science collaboration shows insect infestations of trees are halved with the adoption of an international invasive species standard, preventing billions of dollars in future damages.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 9:39 pm

By ratifying the new Arms Trade Treaty today New Zealand has played an historic role in helping end the irresponsible, lethal trade in weapons and ammunition that has devastated the lives of millions of people, according to campaigners.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 9:31 pm

September brings the start of Spring. With warmer days and more sunshine, comes the risk of strong nor’west winds.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 9:22 pm

The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that there is a detour in place on State Highway 2 between Waiotahi and Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This is due to a truck crash earlier this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 8:31 pm

Queenstown Lakes District ratepayers who have just received an invoice for the first instalment of the 2014-15 rates may notice a small variation in the land area shown on the rates notice.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 8:14 pm

Rotorua residents are being asked for their views on two proposals aimed at improving vehicle and cycle traffic flows in the inner city. The surveys support the council and community’s Rotorua 2030 vision and Inner City Revitalisation Strategy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 8:08 pm

Seventeen year old, Reon Mahalia, blew the judges away and took first prize with her song I don’t wanna live like this at the 2014 Yeah Nah It’s Not Ok Song Quest.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 7:42 pm

An app developed by a University of Canterbury student to help parents monitor the speech, language and communication development of their children is expected to be on the market soon.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 6:31 pm

SH2 just north of Opotiki has been closed after an 18-wheeler truck rolled just before 4.00a.m.

The driver was initially trapped but has been freed. He is reported to have sustained shoulder and rib injuries.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 5:10 pm

A team from Westlake Boys High School has taken out the 2014 ANZ Massey Economics Challenge by the smallest of margins.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:09 pm

Police are searching for an 86 year old man missing from Hazel Avenue Mt Roskill since 2:30pm today. The man who is partially blind was visiting a relative in Mt Roskill when he went missing.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 8:50 am

Emergency services remain at the scene of the two car crash on SH1 south of Te Horo.

Traffic is backed up considerably in both directions and it is reported that it will be two hours or more before the scene will be fully cleared and traffic flowing again.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 7:40 am

Emergency services are in attendance in a two car crash on State Highway One at the intersection with Te Hapua Road 3.5 k south of Te Horo Beach Road. Three people are being treated on scene. Their injuries are reported to range from serious to moderate.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 6:00 am

Construction of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway is steaming ahead, with the first completed stretch to be opened to traffic this month, the NZ Transport Agency says.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 5:09 am

Police say there could be more victims of a child sex offender who taught in schools in Hawke's Bay and Wellington.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:45 am

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust - a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:39 am