BOP initiative to push participation in sciences

Enabling rangatahi to be active participants in the STEMM economy of tomorrow is a key focus of Pūhoro, and Toi Ohomai has joined the initiative. Pūhoro... Read More

Safety works planned for BOP junction

Work is about to start on safety improvements at the State Highway 30/State Highway 33 Te Ngae Junction, near Rotorua. "Safety improvements at... Read More

Flu season: Medical certs adding pressure to GPs

The College of GPs warns that requests for medical certificates are adding to the pressure on already-stretched general practices. It says if organisations... Read More

Covid-19: 5549 community cases, 11 deaths

Eleven people have died with Covid-19, bringing the total death toll of publicly reported deaths to 1472. In the Ministry of Health's Covid daily... Read More

Children to get free flu vaccines

Children aged 3-12 years and people with serious mental health or addictions needs will now be eligible for free flu vaccinations. From Friday, July... Read More

Fentanyl warning: drug expert calls for education

A drug expert says there is no evidence to suggest widespread underground fentanyl use in Aotearoa. A dozen people have been hospitalised due to suspected... Read More

Mid-year road toll reaches 190, highest since 2018

The mid-year road toll is the highest it has been since at least 2018. So far this year, there have been 190 deaths. Last week, seven people including... Read More

Unprecedented result in Race Unity Speech Awards

For the first time in 22 years, two speakers have been named joint national champions in the annual Race Unity Speech Awards. Chief judge NZ Police... Read More

Deputy PM says bigotry must not be tolerated

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson has spoken out about hate and bigotry online, revealing he has faced homophobic abuse at public meetings recently. In... Read More

Drug warning as 12 in hospital with overdoses

A dozen people have been hospitalised over the weekend due to suspected fentanyl overdoses, all in the Wairarapa region. The drug information website... Read More

Capturing tuna

When Himiora Nuku was growing up in Murupara in the 1980s "you could leave the car running, with the keys in it, shoot into the shop, do your thing... Read More

Covid-19: 4429 community cases, six deaths

  Today the Ministry of Health is reporting 4,429 new community cases of Covid-19,  332 current hospitalisations, and six deaths.   There... Read More

Polystyrene recycling difficult but not impossible

Polystyrene’s typically high level of contamination makes it hard to recycle, but recycling companies around the world are proving it can be done... Read More

KiwiSaver investors urged to stay calm

  Steep plunges on global sharemarkets has led to a flurry of calls from anxious investors to the country's biggest KiwiSaver provider. ANZ... Read More

Heavy rain, cold and snow expected this week

Heavy rain and cold southerlies are expected to flow across New Zealand this week according to MetService. Snow is also expected in parts of southern... Read More