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Faulty science in DNA analyses of 'Atacama mummy' uncovered

University of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like "Atacama mummy".

Recycling soft plastics in Whangarei: What's the story?

Whangarei’s main rubbish sorting centre, Re:Sort at Kioreroa Road, has been collecting low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic for recycling for some time.

Gully trap inspections in Hikurangi

Gully traps in Hikurangi will be inspected by Council contractor ProjectMax as part of a programme to improve drainage in the area.

New cemetery services on offer at Maunu Cemetery

Natural Burials

The Whangarei District Council is pleased to announce that natural burials are now available at the Maunu Cemetery.

Stephen Jenkins, Cemetery and Botanica Manager says there has been an increasing demand for burials that are more in tune with nature.

Easy Choice to feed Kiwi families for $60

Whangarei District Council is supporting the Easy Choice - Family Kai initiative that aims to help families get fed for $60.

Easy Choice - Family Kai is a free seasonal meal planner and recipe book available from Council’s service centres and libraries.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Te Atatu

A pedestrian hit by a car in Te Atatu this evening has died.

The pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the collision, which occurred on Te Atatu Road at around 6.40pm, and died a short time ago in hospital.

Robbery and theft investigations in Dunedin

Police in Dunedin are continuing to investigate a theft at the Stadium Dairy on Sunday 15 July and the robbery of the Elgin Food Mart last night (Monday 16 July 2018).

Thames Coast Rd (SH25) will close daily from 9am to 4pm

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising SH25, Thames Coast Rd, will be open to one lane at 5pm today with stop/Go traffic management in place.

Police investigating McLaren Falls homicide seeking vehicle sightings

Police are seeking information from the public as they continue to investigate the homicide of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in the water below McLaren Falls Bridge, Tauranga on Friday 13 July.

Taranaki iwi launch environment management plan

On Tuesday 17 July Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi celebrated the launch of Taiao, Taiora - the Taranaki Iwi Environmental Management plan at Ōkurukuru Cafe and Restaurant in Taranaki.