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Fireworks dangerous in more ways than one - research

Playing with a fireworks sparkler for just eight minutes is the equivalent of breathing a day’s air pollution and breaches safe levels, new research shows.

Wellington Cup Day: Plan ahead and stay safe - NZ Police

Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to plan ahead and stay safe.

We want everyone at the event to have a great time, and get home safely.

Climate protectors again stop coal train

Today, for the second time in two months Dunedin climate protectors have locked themselves to the railway tracks outside the Dunedin Railway station to stop the KiwiRail coal train from Bathurst Resources’ Takitimu mine in Southland to Fonterra’s Clandeboye milk factory in Canterbury.

Fiji monitors possible cyclone, NZ looking less exposed - Weather Watch

High pressure over northern NZ may once again stop another rainmaker here while Fiji prepares for a possible storm(s).

Three lucky Lotto players share $1 million

Three lucky Lotto players from Paraparaumu, Marlborough and Geraldine will be popping the champagne after each winning $333,333 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

Caritas remembers founding Director, Manuka Henare RIP

E tangi ana, e tangi ana, e tangi apakura ana mōu.

Kua hū te wao tapu nui a Tāne, kua ngū te iere ō tōu reo.

E te Mānuka tūtahi, e hoki ki ōu maunga kārangaranga,

e hoki ki ōu awa, ou maungatapu ki Hokianga,

ki Ngāti Haua o Whangape.

Council ratifies climate action plan - Environment Southland

Environment Southland reaffirmed its commitment to taking action on climate change with the ratification of its Climate Action Plan at today’s council meeting (27/01/21).

Arrest made following Manurewa dairy aggravated robbery

Police have charged a man following an investigation into the incident at a Manurewa dairy where a shopworker was shot this month.

The man, aged 29, was arrested by Police in Manukau this morning and taken into custody without incident.

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Lake Clearwater, Ashburton

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Clearwater, Ashburton on 21 December 2020.

Two parties sentenced following Haast fatality - WorkSafe New Zealand

The gas water heater used to supply a shower in which a 12-year-old boy died in 2018, should never have been installed inside the bathroom says WorkSafe.