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Zoologists demand better action for 2019 'Bird of the Year'

University of Otago Zoologists reactions to Hoiho, New Zealand’s endemic and yellow-eyed penguin winning Bird of the Year are bittersweet, and call for better management from agencies tasked with their conservation.

Hutt Road cycle path officially opened - Genter

Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today officially opened a separated pathway, following the completion of the Kaiwharawhara Stream bridge, which will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians along Hutt Road.

Northlander named national biosecurity 'emerging leader'

A promising pest management career that has included extensive work to help turn the tide on Northland’s dwindling kiwi populations has been recognised with a national award.

Person dies following serious crash at Flat Bush

One person has died following a crash on Stancombe Road, Flat Bush this afternoon.

A car crashed into a parked truck about 2pm.

On arrival a man was found in a critical condition, however he sadly died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit attended.

SH6 closed due to weather events

Emergency services are responding to several reports of blockages on State Highway 6 between Murchison and Glenhope.

There have been numerous weather-related incidents such as slips, flooding and tree falls.

School support staff to demand fair pay in week of action - NZEI

School support staff start a week of action tomorrow (Monday 11 November) to express their frustration over the stalling of collective agreement and pay equity negotiations.

Dunedin residents asked to continue to conserve water following fire

Dunedin’s Deep Creek catchment appears to have escaped the weekend’s fire, but residents are being asked to continue to limit their water use.

Moving ceremony at Waitangi carries message of thanks and healing

A gunshot that rang out a quarter of a Century ago has been remembered on Te Tii Beach (Waitangi), but this time in a spirit of gratitude and healing.

Serious assault in Rotorua

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Koutu, Rotorua this morning.

A 17-year-old was taken to Rotorua Hospital after receiving stab wounds outside a residential address on Frank Street around 2.30am.

Ashburton homicide investigation progressing

The investigation into the death of a 23-year-old man at a property in McDonald Street, Netherby, is progressing.

A forensic examination at the address is continuing and the examination of a vehicle removed from the scene yesterday will begin this afternoon.