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Suspicious substance found in central Wellington building

Emergency services are in attendance at an incident at a building in central Wellington where a suspicious substance was found after 3pm.

An area of the building has been cordoned off as a precaution while emergency services and partner agencies attend the scene.

Whitianga refuse transfer station rubbish pit closed

The rubbish pit at the Whitianga Refuse Transfer Station is closed until further notice because of damage to the pit floor.

Invercargill Esk Street reversal: So far, so good

The reversal of Esk Street has so far "gone exceptionally well," Invercargill City Council Roading Manager Russell Pearson says.

Partnership creates motor racing thrill for Variety scholars

Leading online trading platform, CMC Markets, has created an adrenalin-filled hot laps experience to celebrate of some of New Zealand’s most promising young sporting talent - uniting its partnerships with Variety - the Children’s Charity and 18-year-old racing prodigy Peter Vodanovich.

Changes being made at Sugarloaf Wharf

The layout at the Sugarloaf Wharf will be reconfigured in early April to better manage commercial and recreational use.

Donations advice from Internal Affairs Department

New Zealanders are incredibly generous and give billions of their hard-earned cash to charity each year.

Northland child diagnosed with meningococcal W

Doctors are urging all parents and caregivers to have their eligible children vaccinated after a seven month old Northland child has been diagnosed with meningococcal W.

Heavy rain has started on the West Coast

The NZ Transport Agency asks all road users to be vigilant on the South Island’s West Coast highways and roads overnight and into Tuesday with forecast rain having started this afternoon.

Otago Regional Council monitoring water levels

Otago Regional Council (ORC) flood managers are closely monitoring river and lake levels following MetService weather warnings of heavy rain on and east of the main divide today and tomorrow.

Construction of Old Mangere Bridge replacement expected mid-year - NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is making good progress towards building a new bridge between Onehunga and Mangere to replace the Old Mangere Bridge which closed for safety reasons late last year.

A contract for the construction is expected to be awarded in the next few months.