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Serious crash on State Highway 4, Ongarue

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 4, Ongarue between Te Kuiti and Taumarunui.

A truck rolled about 11:20pm, blocking the road in both directions.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours.

New seal to complete road rebuild at SH1/SH10 intersection

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be new road seal laid on State Highway 10 at the Pakaraka intersection with SH1 in Northland on Friday, 5 March.

Two arrested following Christchurch threats

Police have arrested two people following a threat made online to the Linwood Islamic Centre and Al Noor mosque in Christchurch earlier this week.

The two people in custody are currently assisting police with enquiries.

No charges have been made at this stage.

Auckland surf lifeguards wrap up weekday patrols and reflect on busy season

Weekday patrols are wrapping up on Friday at two of Auckland’s busiest and most dangerous beaches.

Making Tourism Sustainable - University of Otago

The four suggested steps needed for sustainable tourism will be outlined by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton at the Heritage Queenstown on 18 March. His free public lecture launches this year’s Tourism Policy School (TPS), at the tourist resort.

Change in fire season for the Kaipara District - FENZ

Change in fire season for the Kaipara District

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is moving the Kaipara District from a prohibited fire season to a restricted fire season at 8am Friday 5 March.

Climate symposium finds gaps in national adaptation armour - LGNZ

Over 170 scientists, researchers, local government elected members and officials gathered recently at the LGNZ Climate Change Adaptation Symposium.

'Strongest year ever' for housing consents in Auckland

A total of 1410 new dwellings were consented in Auckland in January 2021, bringing annual new dwellings over 17,000 for the first time ever.

Sister-Cities: 40 years and counting

The 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship has been formally marked, with the mayors of both cities signing a reaffirmation document.

Work pushes ahead for new 'third main' - KiwiRail

Buses will replace trains between Ôtâhuhu and Manukau on the Eastern line, and between Ôtâhuhu and Papakura on the Southern line, from this Friday through to Sunday night as KiwiRail carries out essential work to upgrade the rail line near Wiri Junction.