SH5 resurfacing works planned for Sunday

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing works will take place on State Highway 5/Fairy Springs Road, at the Cochrane Street intersection,... Read More

Trees to be removed from Ngongotahā stream

The removal of large eucalyptus trees along the Ngongotahā stream is progressing steadily and the funding provided has seen benefits including job creation... Read More

Project to probe large-scale spirulina production

Spirulina farming could form the backbone of a new primary industries sector worth more than $100 million a year – on the back of a significant... Read More

New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

Summer officially begins on December 1

A mix bag of weather is being forecast for the end of spring. With summer to officially begin on December 1, WeatherWatch.co.nz is taking a look at... Read More

White Island eruption death toll rises to 22

One person has died as a result of injuries suffered from the Whakaari/White Island eruption on December 9, 2019. Police have released a statement confirming... Read More

New interactive map to help explore NZ by bike

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has developed an interactive cycle route map that shows how the cycling network connects across New Zealand, to help... Read More

Jury deliberations begin over 2014 baby death

A jury set to decide whether the carer of a 10-month-old baby is guilty of murder have been told to ignore 'poor lifestyle choices' as their... Read More

CovidCard a win for elderly in BOP trial

A COVID-19 contact tracing card trialled by iwi volunteers has earned the thumbs-up for being convenient and to easy use, especially for those who are... Read More

The final showdown for 2020 Dirt Guide Honours

It's the final throw of the dice for trophy hopefuls this coming weekend as the 2020 Dirt Guide Cross-country Series roars to a conclusion south... Read More

NZ-based soldier charged with espionage

A soldier based at Linton in Palmerston North has been charged with spying, the Defence Force has confirmed. The director of Military Prosecutions... Read More

Temperatures forecast to drop in the coming days

More humid northerly quarter winds will affect the North Island today with again more downpours and isolated inland thunderstorms. The centre of the... Read More

Walk of shame for emu after runaway escapade

First it was roaming horses. Now Opotiki has its own wandering emu, who on Sunday could be seen dodging cars, kids on bikes and local law enforcement. But... Read More

Council faces legal battle on Marguerita St change

A decision to add kerb extensions, a pedestrian crossing and signs to a main Rotorua connector road could see the Rotorua Lakes Council defending itself... Read More

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The MetService weather radar has detected severe thunderstorms near Taupo, Kinloch, Wairakei, Orakei Korako, Mokai and Lake Taupo. These severe thunderstorms... Read More