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Real life interrupts SAR exercise

The Akatarawa Forest, between Upper Hutt and the Kāpiti Coast, was humming with activity over the weekend as Emergency Services’ staff and volunteers took part in Wellington District's annual Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise.

Fire and Emergency says be firewise in Otago this weekend

Fire and Emergency is expecting seasonal winds across Otago this weekend to increase the fire danger to very high.

"We recommend people hold off lighting fires unless there is little or no wind forecast," says Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Jason Sarich.

NPDC slashing fees helps building sector get back on its feet

A new record for building consents in the July to September quarter has been set as NPDC’s $20 million Back On Our Feet Covid stimulus measures help to keep the building sector humming.

Gen Z more likely than any other generation to be bisexual

A trans-Tasman sex survey has revealed surprising results about the sexuality of New Zealanders and Australians.

The survey, carried out by UMR, found that New Zealand women from Generation Z are more likely than any other generation to be bisexual, at a whopping 27%.

Satellite image show scale of erosion problem - council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council satellite imagery shows hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment in some of our major rivers, and 20 kilometres offshore following last week’s storm.

Resident satisfaction in Horowhenua remains high despite a difficult 2020 - council

Horowhenua residents have given Horowhenua District Council a mixed scorecard in the Council’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey.

Stormy low on Saturday for southern South Island - WeatherWatch

Saturday has stormy weather in the very south of the South Island with damaging winds possible in some exposed places as a low tracks by.

Homicide Investigation underway in Henderson

Police have launched a homicide investigation after the death of a man in Henderson yesterday evening.

Police were called to a disturbance at an address in Waitaki Street at around 9:15pm.

State Highway 1 crash in Te Kao

Police are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 (Far North Road) and Everitt Road, Te Kao.

Police were alerted to the single vehicle crash at around 10:13pm.

Initial reports state that one person is seriously injured.

The road is blocked.

Leading the nation in seabed mapping - Marlborough District Council

From aquaculture to vessel navigation and marine biodiversity, the health of the coastal ecosystem plays a central role to the quality of life in New Zealand.