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Treacherous road conditions in the south

Southern District Police advise that driving conditions around the Southern region are treacherous tonight and expected to continue through tomorrow.

The region is affected by widespread snow and black ice which has caused a number of crashes.

Snow for the east of NZ

A bitterly cold southerly flow is spreading across the North Island tonight (Tuesday) and during Wednesday morning, and snow is expected to affect central and eastern areas of the country.

Shona Hammond Boys wins World Children's Festival Award

New Zealand Children’s Art House Foundation founder and director Shona Hammond Boys was announced as the winner of the World Children's Festival Award in Washington D.C.

Even more cold on the way for Wednesday

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday - meaning more chilly conditions around NZ.

Screen precinct earmarked for Hobsonville Point

Auckland Council’s Auckland Development Committee has today passed a recommendation to create a screen precinct on council-owned land at Hobsonville Point.

Students in Auckland for international research conference

Undergraduate students from 20 universities around the world have gathered at the University of Auckland for the 11th annual Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference. Universitas 21 is a global network connecting research-intensive universities around the world.

$158k grant to protect Taranaki biodiversity

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced a $158,000 Community Environment Fund grant for a project which aims to protect native birds and forest at Rotokare Scenic Reserve in South Taranaki.

Ngahere gecko transferred from Belmont Quarry to Mana Island

Winstone Aggregates tranferred 23 Ngahere geckos from an area marked for extension at Belmont Quarry to Mana Island over the weekend.

Acting District Court Judges appointed

Ten acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Burst of torrential showers moving across Auckland

Another burst of torrential showers is moving across Auckland.

We are not focused on thunderstorms like MetService. Our main focus is on downpour rain rates heavy enough to cause localised surface and flash flooding between now and 5:30pm.

Rush hour commuters may be affected.