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Hamilton Lotto player wins $1 million

A Hamilton Lotto player will be celebrating a midweek windfall after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Flagstaff Supervalue in Hamilton.

Councillors to consider chapters of Stage 3 of the Proposed District Plan

Queenstown Lakes District Councillors will be asked to consider the proposed changes for the third stage in the District Plan review at an extraordinary meeting next Monday.

Transport Hub road safety changes approved

Safety for tens of thousands of future commuters at Hamilton’s Rotokauri Transport Hub was the key driver of a decision today to make changes to Tasman Rd.

Astrophysicist's new children’s book aims to inspire girls into STEM fields

Astrophysicist and Women in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith is hoping her brand new project - her first children’s book titled Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime - will nurture and encourage more females into the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics after it was f

Feds’ message to the government on water quality

A ‘one size fits all’, inflexible and punitive regulatory regime for water quality just gets backs - and costs - up and most importantly will not work, Federated Farmers says.

Greater Wellington announces package to tackle climate change

Greater Wellington Regional Council agreed unanimously on an ambitious package to tackle climate change, combatting the impacts already being felt across the region, at its Council meeting on August 21.

Appeal for information following incidents targeting service station

Invercargill Police are appealing for information following two recent incidents which targeted the same service station.

On Tuesday 20 August, about 9pm, a man entered the BP Elles Road service station and threatened the attendant with a knife before stealing a quantity of cash.

Update to earthquake-prone status for Central Library Building

In December, the Palmerston North City Council accepted Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) results for the Central Library, which identified the building as earthquake-prone (EPB).

Secondary principals to vote on offer

Mediation yesterday between secondary principals and the government has resulted in a deal that the principals' negotiating team is recommending to its members.

Arrest following Galloway fires

A 38-year-old South Canterbury man has been arrested in relation to two arsons in Galloway near Alexandra, Central Otago.

The fires occurred on 13 and 14 August 2019 in Galloway, 7km east of Alexandra.