The Government will spend $20 million through the Provincial Growth Fund to bolster pest control tec
The Government will spend $20 million through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to develop and expand predator control methods which will reduce the use of 1080 across the country.The funding was provided to Predator Free 2050, a... More...
Mike Hosking: Game over - don't waste any more money on fixing up Eden Park
COMMENT: Surely it can't just be me that sees the absolute absurdity of Eden Park and its financial woes. For those in Auckland it's a city-wide disgrace that we should all be embarrassed about. For those outside of Auckland we... More...
Quick action by Motueka firefighters helps prevent likely massive coolstore blaze
Motueka firefighters have managed to prevent a likely catastrophic blaze at a coolstore today by containing a fire an adjacent shed.Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Riwai Grace said smoke from the 3m x 4m shed fire was so big... More...
Hundreds of Northcote homes without power after fault
As many as 1000 houses in Northcote are without power due to a fault on Vector's network. Fire Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) responded to the issue on Akoranga Dr after reports of a loud bang around 7.50am. Staff arrived to find... More...
Extra lifeguard patrols added as sun, big waves stick around
Weekday lifeguard patrols have been reinstated on Tauranga beaches from today after a series of off-duty rescues.Chase Calahane, Surf Life Saving New Zealand eastern region lifesaving manager, said off duty lifeguards made an estimated... More...
House at centre of New Plymouth AOS callout burned to ground
A New Plymouth house at the centre of an armed offenders squad callout has been burned to the ground.Police this morning confirmed the Paritutu Rd property, which a witness says was "levelled" by the blaze, was the same house which... More...
Three men charged after 54-year-old suffers serious head injuries in rural Northland
A 54-year-old man was flown to Whangārei Hospital with serious head injuries after he was assaulted at a rural Far North home, police say.Police were called to a Panguru address about 3am Saturday after three men allegedly... More...
Auckland traffic delays as crash blocks Southern Motorway SH1 lane and North Western Motorway SH16 r
Motorists in Auckland and Wellington faced painful commutes into the cities after a series of motorway problems this morning.Auckland's city-bound traffic faced lengthy delays due to breakdowns, crashes and road closures on the... More...
Countdown customer saved: Hawke's Bay supermarket aisle used as A&E ward
Doug Appleby walked into Countdown Hastings feeling good, took a turn for the worse, and is now forever grateful to four employees who may well have saved his life. Appleby is prescribed blood thinners and on February 10 felt well... More...
Northland principals: More truancy prosecutions needed
Northland principals say the powers of prosecution need to be used more often for parents who deliberately and persistently keep kids home from school.Pat Newman, Te Tai Tokerau Principals' Association president and Hora Hora Primary... More...