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Call for nominations for Women of Influence Awards

Presented by Westpac and Fairfax Media, the awards recognise and celebrate women in New Zealand who make a difference in the lives of others.

MPI offers public to have say on regulations for surgical procedures on animals

We’re proposing clearer rules about who can do what.

New Zealanders have a chance to say what they think about the rules for surgical procedures on animals.

Events provide insider's perspective of brutality of Manus Island prison

When Manus Island detainee and award-winning novelist Behrouz Boochani is interviewed at the Dunedin Public Library on 23 June, he hopes his harrowing story will increase awareness of the inhumane Australian border regime.

Susan Murray wins Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award

Radio New Zealand’s Country Life producer and presenter Susan Murray has been named the 2019 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the year.

Youth demand greater involvement in decision-making

Young New Zealanders are demanding to be more involved in decision-making processes.

Taranaki Regional Council: Help stamp out moth plant

Taranaki people are being urged to be on the lookout for the pest ‘moth plant’ which is spreading throughout New Plymouth and warmer parts of Taranaki.

The Taranaki Regional Council wants to know where it is growing so they can get rid of it and stop it spreading.

Cool southwesterlies dominate the weekend weather

A cool southwest flow develops over much of the country during the weekend, with Saturday looking showery but improving on Sunday.

Serious crash, Waiouru Military Area, Ruapehu District

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH1, Waiouru Military Area, Ruapehu District.

Police were alerted to the crash around 11.45am.

Initial reports indicate three vehicles are involved and several people are injured.

Review recommends changes to Council’s LeisureCard scheme

Wellington City Council’s LeisureCard scheme is set to get a refresh to ensure it reaches the people who need it most - those in vulnerable positions or financial hardship.

Friday warmer than average, colder by Sunday/Monday

Thursday and especially Friday are warmer than average over a large chunk of the country by as much as four to eight degrees while overnight lows are either bang on average or above average for most - with the exception of only Northland this week which has been colder than normal overnight.