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30m - 170m area of Pike River drift examined

The 30 - 170m area in the Pike River Mine drift has now undergone a forensic search by the Agency mining team, with the support and oversight of the New Zealand Police.

The Spinoff announces launch of media membership programme

Today marks the launch of The Spinoff Members, a new venture for the acclaimed digital media startup, and a first for a New Zealand media brand.

Young ecologists discover fearsome predator of NZ's tiniest bird

Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now.

Update on crash QEII Drive, Marshland

The road is now clear following an earlier crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive, Marshland, Christchurch this morning.

Police would like to thank motorists for their patience.

Motorists are asked to avoid Bolt Road, Nelson

Traffic delays are expected in the area of Bolt Road and Quarantine Road, Nelson due to a possible burst water main.

The westbound lane of Bolt Road is blocked and traffic management is in place.

New specialist facility to boost kiwi numbers

The kiwi population is going to get a significant boost from a new state of the art kiwi incubation facility being constructed within the grounds of Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, North of Taupo.

Australia's drought now eating into NZ's rainfall figures

On Sunday we wrote about how NZ is being affected by Australia's drought now a review of the past month's rainfall shows some places only got 10mm of rain.

Motorists are asked to avoid QEII Drive, Marshland

Motorists are advised to avoid Queen Elizabeth II Drive, Marshland, Christchurch following a four car crash this morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 7.30am.

There are no serious injuries and the road is being cleared however delays should be expected.

Delays expected on Western Hutt Road, Normandale, Lower Hutt

Emergency services are responding to a crash on Western Hutt Road, Normandale, Lower Hutt.

The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, happened approximately 1km southbound of the Melling interchange around 7.30am.

One person received minor injuries.

Fatal crash in Mangateparu

Emergency Services are responding to a single-vehicle crash on Cameron Road, Mangateparu.

One person died at the scene.

Police were alerted at around 6.35am.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

The serious crash unit has been advised.