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A ridge of high pressure will deliver settled weather to much of New Zealand to end the working week. Into the weekend, a pair of fronts will affect the country, but despite rain and wind expected mainly in the west, temperatures will be slightly warmer for much of New Zealand.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:44 am

Hawke's Bay Police have made another seizure of methamphetamine just days after half a kilo was found in a vehicle on the outskirts of Napier.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:40 am

Police can confirm the name of the 18 year-old female who died in a crash early yesterday morning as Nakita May Strange, of Invercargill.

Inquiries so far have also confirmed that the vehicle was the subject of a petrol drive off in North Dunedin before the crash occurred.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:35 am

New Zealand’s newest stretch of state highway - the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) - will open to traffic on Monday August 3.

The $455 million NZ Transport Agency project delivers 21 kilometres of four-lane, median divided highway between Tauranga and Paengaroa.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:30 am

Research and testing of a predictive risk model to assist in identifying and responding to children at risk of child abuse is important work but must be developed carefully, with a range of safeguards built into it, says UNICEF NZ.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:22 am

The Bay of Plenty’s biggest roading project ever, the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL), has been officially opened by Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:54 am

Canterbury Police today confirmed that they have received a complaint from the General Manager of Community Rugby for the Canterbury Rugby Union relating to the alleged racial abuse at the Senior Metro competition club final on 26 July 2015.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:50 am

An upcoming series of lectures presented by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland focuses on the unprecedented social and economic development occurring in urban China.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:32 am

FairWay Resolution Limited is hosting a workshop in Christchurch (Thursday 30 July) on pragmatic approaches to resolving intractable disputes in post-quake Christchurch.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:50 pm

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today regarding an incident in Mangere on 7 November 2013.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:35 pm

Thames Police investigating an indecent assault against a schoolgirl are commending the victim’s actions while working with local schools to reduce potential risks and appealing to the public for information.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:17 pm

Waikato Police are advising motorists travelling between Paeroa and the Bay of Plenty to expect delays as a fatal crash results in SH2, the Karangahake Gorge, being closed this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:15 pm

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside held their eighth annual Cure Kids Fundraiser on Friday 24 July 2015, raising over $28,000 for Cure Kids and $5,000 for Queenstown Primary School.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:58 pm

An anticyclone (high) is moving across New Zealand at the moment - clearing the skies and bringing frosts as north as Waikato overnight.

Auckland, for example, has gone from thunderstorms, squalls, and hail yesterday - to sunny, calm and cloud free this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:25 pm

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says mid-winter marks the end of another successful yacht season, with many of the remaining international yachts departing at the end of last month.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:11 pm

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that Police unlawfully detained two women and three young children following an armed response which developed from the attempted arrest of a male in Mangere on the evening of 7 November 2013.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:03 pm

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering "overwhelmingly positive outcomes" for students.

The report is from the Education Review Office which reviewed 15 of the 24 academies operating across New Zealand.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:00 pm

Motorists are advised of delays at the Rakaia Gorge Bridge, State Highway 77, on Friday, 31 July, while bridge decking is replaced.

Drivers may have to wait for up to 20 minutes between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:47 pm

"Impressive" and "positive".

Two words Bridgitte Newberry uses to describe the new classes her daughter has experienced over the last two years.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:40 pm

A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:30 pm

Southern DHB is getting behind Māori Language week -Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (27 July to 2 August) again this year, with a host of celebrations and events planned to help staff improve their understanding and enjoyment of Māori language and culture.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:57 pm

An aggravated robbery occurred at the Palmerston North Sportsman's Bar, on Featherston Street yesterday (Wednesday 29 July, 2015) evening and police want to speak to anyone that witnessed the incident.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:30 pm

Three major intersections in the Taupō central business district are getting a makeover from next week, with new, modern gardens and improved visibility on the way.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 7:17 pm

Motorists fuelling up at Gull this month have been treated to a limited edition 98 Octane biofuel, with DB Export Brewtroleum temporarily taking the place of Gull Force 10 during July.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:05 am

At about 5.30pm tonight a Search and Rescue Team with tracking dogs has located missing Romahapa man Ian Fullerton Mathieson.

He was located deceased in a farm paddock near Monaghan Road in Balclutha.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:11 am

Today at around 3pm the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Opotiki where a 18 year old local male had fallen from his motocross bike while riding at speed a long a farm track. 

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 6:14 am

At approximately 2:30 this afternoon the Life Flight Trust was tasked to rescue a man in his 80s injured while hiking in Haywards Reserve.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:42 am

Police can now confirm that the two bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of 23 year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

A post-mortem was completed this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:21 am

The University of Canterbury Council will lead the way in reducing the size of its governing body - from 20 members to 12, following the gazetting of a new constitution. The change will take effect on 1 August.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:54 am

The man killed in the crash on SH30 at Horohoro yesterday (Tuesday, 28 July) can now be named as Blair Amundsen, aged 35 from Kinleith.

Mr Amundsen died when a logging truck lost control and collided with the ute he was driving.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:30 am