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Fox Glacier chopper crash brings overhaul in safety inspector training

The tragic 2015 helicopter crash in Fox Glacier that killed seven people has caused an overhaul in the way safety inspectors are trained.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today addressed the case at a press conference in Wellington,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 10:32 am

Heavy traffic after crash on Auckland's Southern Motorway

Delays and congestion are expected after a crash on Auckland's Southern Motorway. The NZ Transport Agency said about 9.35am a crash was blocking two lanes northbound after Market Rd. The NZTA's traffic camera showed a black SUV...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 10:16 am

Four Sisters Walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close - DoC

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen, Phytophthora agathidicida (PA), in the near vicinity.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 10:06 am

Firefighters battling massive Queenstown blaze at car dealership

One person has been injured in a large fire at a car dealership near Queenstown.A police spokeswoman confirmed emergency services were alerted to a workshop fire at Macaulay Motors, which is in a shopping area at Five Mile, Frankton,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 10:04 am

Understanding the future of NZ's unique Fiordland marine ecosystem - Victoria University

Returning from a 7-day voyage to Doubtful Sound, researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have been gathering information that will help them to predict how global climate change might impact New Zealand’s Fiordland ecosystems.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:42 am

The Government will spend almost $8 million on a new website and creating a SuperGold card app

The Government will spend $7.7 million on upgrading and enhancing the SuperGold card after years of the scheme being "neglected".It will also be shelling out more than half a million dollars to pay for a digital literacy programme...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:30 am

'A new era of innovation with quantum physics'

Today the international community has unlocked a new era of innovation by throwing out old ways of measuring the kilogram, ampere (electric current), kelvin (temperature) and mole (amount of substance), in favour of quantum physics.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:25 am

Expert used tweets to beat the polls on Aussie election result

Tweets were more accurate than polls in predicting the Australian election result, an expert says.Professor Bela Stantic, director of the Big Data and Smart Analysis Lab at Griffith University in Queensland, says an analysis of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:20 am

Cambodian police say New Zealander found dead in Phnom Penh hotel room had heart attack

A New Zealand man has reportedly died in a hotel room in Cambodia.According to Cambodia Police, 46-year-old Jann Nicholas Hazlett, known as Nick, died of a heart attack on May 18.He was found in a hotel room at the Khavi Villa,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:11 am

Police seek information after stock theft in Waimumu

Police would like to hear from anybody who was in, or passing through, the Waimumu area south-west of Gore, between Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 April 2019 following the theft of hundreds of sheep last month.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 9:00 am



Route for planned light rail in Wellington 'worst in the world'

A light rail advocate believes the light rail route proposed in Wellington's new transport plan would be one of the worst in the world.The $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving plan makes a mass transit spine from the railway...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 8:37 am

Southerly over NZ today is warmer than average - WeatherWatch

The southerly over NZ today is warmer than average - because it really comes out of Australia (+2 Maps)

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 8:36 am

9000km belt of high pressure drifts in today - WeatherWatch

A truly massive belt of high pressure will this week influence New Zealand's weather starting today and not leaving until next Tuesday (8 days from now). It is by far the largest high pressure system in our part of the world so far this year.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 8:04 am

'Fear for pets' safety a barrier to victims escaping family violence'

New Zealand's first shelter dedicated to housing pets affected by family violence is being built. Pet Refuge will provide a temporary safe haven for pets, while their owners escape abuse. The initiative comes as new research from Women’s Refuge reveals harrowing stories of animal abuse.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 8:00 am

One person critically injured in a fire at a commercial building in Pukekohe

One person has received severe burns in a fire at a commercial building in Pukekohe.Emergency services are currently at the fire on Crosbie Rd. A Fire and Emergency spokesman said they received multiple calls to the fire at a...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 7:32 am

Passionate about making a difference - NZSTA

Having all four of her children attend Maidstone Intermediate, Heather was interested in understanding how their school was run. "I wanted to give back to the schools that my children had been at, and I wanted to meet new people.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 20 May 2019 | 5:05 am

Kiwifruit industry: New Zealand labour 'just not there'

The kiwifruit industry is facing a shortfall of 7000 workers as it predicts it will double in value in the next ten years.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 9:17 am

Primary teachers and principals vote to extend strike to full day strike

Primary teachers and principals have voted to extend strike action to a full day instead of a previously planned three-hour stoppage. Watch: NZEI's Louise Green on Morning Report.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 7:53 am



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Supplier of aluminium composite panels pulls out of CodeMark

A major supplier of aluminium composite panels for high-rise buildings has pulled out of the government's troubled CodeMark scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:46 pm

International visitor survey in need of 'tune up'

Crucial government statistics on international tourist spending have not been fit for purpose for some time, a tourism industry body says.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:10 pm

Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers

New Zealand's lack of services for sufferers of younger onset dementia is being challenged by a newly formed community group.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:47 pm

Foam investigation: Tests to include properties near Whenuapai airbase

Tests for firefighting foam contamination are spreading outwards to encompass properties neighbouring Whenuapai airbase in west Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:34 pm

Man only out of mental health ward for three days before killing

Gabriel Yad-Elohim's lawyer says her client was hearing voices and had only been out of Auckland Hospital's mental health ward for three days when he killed a man.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:21 pm

OIO approves land sale near Arthur's Pass to Czech businessman

The Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of more than 40,000 hectares of South Island high country land to a Czech businessman.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm

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