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A 45 year old man is in Police custody and will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with Criminal Damage following an incident in Richmond yesterday afternoon.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 9:35 pm

A University of Otago scientist has gained $180,000 in funding for a placement within Ngāi Tahu to conduct scientific surveys of marine species in customary protection areas.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 8:48 pm

A broad, active and complex trough is rolling across New Zealand during Friday, bringing rain or showers to most regions exposed to north and westerly flows. This is followed by cold southerlies on Saturday and Sunday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 7:14 pm

A complex trough is expected to approach New Zealand over the next few days.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 8:56 am

A broad trough of low pressure over the Tasman Sea is forecast to cross New Zealand over the next few days, with a series of fronts affecting the country from tonight (Thursday) through to Saturday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 8:54 am

At about 1:40pm on Thursday 18 September 2014 members of the Invercargill CIB with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad executed a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant at an Invercargill address.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Kay Brereton of the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says " the comment made by Bill English yesterday comparing beneficiaries to crack addicts is shocking and incredibly poorly timed."

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 6:33 am

Young patients at the Starship hospital can now enjoy digital quality television and movies thanks to SKY.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 6:05 am

One quarter of a million gorilla themed envelope mailers that have been in storage for four years will see the light of day this weekend! Orana will launch a public fundraising campaign this weekend via distribution of the mailers.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 5:03 am

Air New Zealand will increase capacity between Auckland and Apia to coincide with next year’s historic first match between the All Blacks and Manu Samoa on Samoan soil.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 4:41 am

A 56-year-old Kaitaia man has been remanded in custody in relation to sexual offence charges.

Michael Harris appeared in the Kaitaia District Court this afternoon on a number of charges including:

- Aggravated Wounding (drugging of a victim to facilitate an indecent assault)

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 4:40 am

Do you remember when part of Main Street used to be closed off as a pedestrian precinct? Do you remember when there was an elephant race held down Main Street back in the 1960s?

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 4:38 am

Environment Canterbury and the Department of Conservation today announced winners of the biennial Weedbuster Awards.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 3:29 am

The Mâori Party mourns the loss of New Amsterdam Reedy (Ngâti Porou - Te Aitanga a Mate, Putaanga, Te Whânau a Tûwhakairiora, Ngâti Uepohatu).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 3:06 am

Whangarei District Council and regional economic development agency Northland Inc Ltd are joining forces in a new shared service initiative to promote the Northland Region.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 2:18 am

When Ravnesh Chand from Matamata College was announced as the winner of the AgExcel Excellence in Tutor Creativity/Innovation Award he was "stoked and surprised". However, when he was announced at the winner of the overall AgExcel Supreme Award he was absolutely "lost for words."

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 2:12 am

21-27 September is Get Ready Week in New Zealand, and this year’s theme is ‘What would you do?’

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 18, 2014, 12:06 am

North Shore Police are seeking witnesses to a fight at the North Shore Event Centre on Monday night.

The fight happened in the carpark at around 9pm, between two men who had been watching a children's basketball game.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:40 pm

A former Food and Hospitality student with a gold medal from Nestle Toque D’or will lead hundreds of graduands at CPIT’s Spring Graduation ceremony this Friday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:38 pm

A Massey University ecological economist says the cultural values of New Zealanders, from Māori views to ideas on health and wellbeing, could be included in United Nations guidelines on how to value nature and protect biodiversity.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:32 pm

13 year-old Ruth Shortland who went missing from her Melville home in Hamilton overnight, has been found in the Hamilton CBD. She is fit and well and being reunited with her family.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:20 pm

Victoria University of Wellington is about to host a lecture on why the success rates of pharmaceutical development is so low and what can be done about it.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:18 pm

Three volunteer members of Sea Shepherd’s pilot whale and small cetacean defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 were arrested today just outside the Faroese capital of Torshavn for protecting a large pod of hundreds of Atlantic white-sided dolphins, preventing them from approaching the dange

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 11:07 pm

Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre is opening up its backcountry on Sunday 28 September. The Breadcraft Wild Challenge is a 10km trail run / walk through forest and bush teeming with wildlife, followed by a 23km cycle ride along country roads.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 10:56 pm

Carvers have begun the first round of a regular maintenance regime on the 18 Pou which were unveiled in Hastings Civic Square last year.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 10:54 pm

A green carpet of astro-turf is to be rolled out under the canopies in the first stage of a city centre makeover.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 10:43 pm

A karakia has been performed by tangata whenua and local kaumaatua to acknowledge the significance of Lake Waikare and the nearby Whangamarino wetland to Waikato-Tainui and local hapuu.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 10:25 pm

A recent grant is helping South Canterbury farmer Alan Cone fast-track restoring a wetland where endangered long-tailed native bats have been found.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 10:09 pm

Top American universities will converge in Auckland this weekend for the USA Universities College Fair hosted by the US Embassy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 9:51 pm

Creative New Zealand has launched a new Asia/New Zealand Co-Commissioning Fund to support collaborative projects between New Zealand and Asia-based arts organisations.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: September 17, 2014, 9:44 pm