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Gales for Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa on Friday

A front is expected to move north over New Zealand Friday.

Tauranga teen wins Bright Sparks 2014

Tauranga's Callum Riddington has won the Baldwins supreme award at Bright Sparks 2014 for his invention, Kiwi Drones.

Plans afoot to replace Turangi turtle

Turangi mall’s iconic turtle was found to be damaged beyond repair when it was removed to allow for revitalisation works to take place this week but plans are already underway to install a worthy replacement.

Traffic changes in Panmure from Sunday

Drivers are being asked to be patient as people get used to new road layouts following the opening of Te Horeta Rd in Panmure on Sunday.

Te Horeta Rd provides a new north-south link between Morrin Rd and Mt Wellington Highway, bypassing Panmure roundabout.

Waikato public transport plan adopted for community feedback

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years.

Obsolete beacon sparks wasteful search

A four-hour search for an obsolete distress beacon transmitting in error has prompted the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) to remind beacon users to dispose of old beacons properly.

Aucklanders reminded of fireworks ban in public places

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes are urged to find a public display or keep to their backyards - and not let off fireworks in public places, where the activity is banned.

Specsavers raise $75k for NZ charities

Specsavers today announced it has raised more than $75,000 for local charities nationwide, including its national charity partner The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, since launching the Specsavers Community Program one year ago.

Police lay charges following fleeing driver incident

Christchurch Police have laid charges following the pursuit of a vehicle in Christchurch city this morning (30 October 2014).

Gale northwesterlies precede front

A front is expected to approach southern New Zealand late Saturday, then move northeast over the country during Sunday and Monday.

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