Frosty start to a BOP morning

People can be forgiven for the lack of motivation for wanting to leave the warmth of their beds this morning, as temperatures plummeted overnight. At... Read More

Support to improve student attendance & wellbeing

The Government has opened an urgent response fund to support schools and early learning services to get children and young people back on track after... Read More

Fears border closure will worsen teacher shortage

Principals want foreign teachers exempted from the border ban so they can plug staffing gaps caused by the teacher shortage. Foreign-trained teachers... Read More

‘UFO’ clouds hover of BOP

Incredible skies over Bay of Plenty were snapped on camera as the cold southerly finally settled in the region. A cloud formation, which resembled a... Read More

Sevens teams claim World Series titles

The All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens have secured the 2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series titles with the remainder of tournaments officially... Read More

SH1 Desert Road reopens after heavy snow

State Highway 1/Desert Road has reopened between Rangipo and Waiouru, following last night’s closure due to heavy snow. This follows the reopening... Read More

Woods and Webb give NZ‘s COVID-19 isolation update

Minister Megan Woods and Air Commodore Digby Webb are giving an update on the country's COVID-19 isolation and quarantine system. In COVID-19 developments... Read More

David Clark resigns as Health Minister

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister. “David Clark contacted me yesterday to confirm... Read More

Todd Muller announces caucus reshuffle

With the retirement of Paula Bennett, National Party leader Todd Muller is announcing a caucas reshuffle. "Today I am confirming a minor shadow... Read More

Central North Island state highway closures

UPDATE: State Highways 46, 47 and 49 are now open. State Highway 1 remains closed between Rangipo and Waiouru, due to heavy snowfall in the region. "There... Read More

Mongols MC member still on the run

Police are still on the hunt for patched Mongols ​member Brodie Collins-Haskin. The gang has been recently targeted by police, with massive raids... Read More

Snow eases today, but returns on Saturday

Traditional winter is here. Despite some quite dramatic news headlines, the wintry period right now is typical for the country in July, although that... Read More

July 1 marks progress for workers and families

More jobs and more family time with newborns are the centrepiece of a suite of government initiatives coming into effect today.  “The Coalition... Read More

Government invests $73m in screen sector

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced by the government... Read More

Desert Road snow forecast prompts NZTA warning

Motorists travelling through Tongariro National Park are being warned to plan ahead and expect winter driving conditions. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport's... Read More