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Police seek witnesses to Mokotua crash, Southland

Police are seeking sightings of a silver Ford Falcon that was involved in a single vehicle crash on Gorge Road-Invercargill Highway, Mokotua, Southland in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred between 1am and 5am in the morning on Tuesday, 9 July.

Wellington Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery's update on Central Library

Given the high public interest in the Central Library building, as well as the broader Civic Precinct, what follows is an update on where we are at with this work and an indication of the process from here.

Chemical disposed of safely in Dunedin

Fire and Emergency New Zealand, along with the New Zealand Defence Force and Police, responded to a chemical incident in Dunedin this morning where some hydrazine monohydrate had crystalised.

Parts of NZ will be 20C on Saturday, some places 8C above normal - Weather Watch

The westerlies are blowing across NZ now and even if cold today where you are the general trend is for much warmer than normal weather for this time of year.

Sewlyn Council supports parents to serve the district

Selwyn District Council has moved to support parents who wish to represent the region by covering extra childcare costs for Councillors and Community Board members.

Your weekend weather in Maps - Weather Watch

A new phase of westerly weather is about to move in to New Zealand bringing rain, gales, warmth, cold, snow and sun. Sounds more like spring or autumn than the depths of winter.

Windier weather slowly builds up this weekend and by Sunday will properly cover the country.

E-scooter users and pedestrians on collision course

Lincoln University post-doctoral researcher, Dr Helen Fitt, says tensions between e-scooter users and pedestrians are problematic and "not likely to go away".

Behind the Green Flag: Exploring the history of NPDC’s Pukekura Park

Did you know a record 12,000 people turned out to the Pukekura sports ground on 16 July 1921 to watch the Springboks draw 0-0 with Taranaki’s own rugby 1st XV?

VR game simulates earthquake to help children stay safe

A virtual reality game that could save lives during an earthquake has won the education category of the University of Auckland’s 2019 Velocity Challenge, a University-based competition that develops innovative projects.

School to Skies alumni take flight with Air Force

Two years after taking part in the inaugural School to Skies programme in 2017, Pilot Officer Ali McKain and Aircraftman Maddie Scott recently marched out together in a combined graduation parade at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Woodbourne.