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Titirangi Drive in Gisborne closed for essential repairs

The south side of Titirangi Kaiti Hill from the summit to the intersection of Endcliffe and Norwood Roads will be closed for the next three days for essential road surface repairs.

RMTU ratifies ground-breaking pay deal with Dunedin Railways

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) has today ratified a ground breaking pay deal with Dunedin Railways which will see all union members being paid a living wage and the lowest paid receiving an 18% wage increase. 

September to end on a high with October likely to start well - WeatherWatch

High pressure is covering NZ right now and another big high is expected in just over a week, likely bringing a settled end to September and start to October. However in between we do have a burst of wind and rain from a low.

NZ renews support for maritime security in the Middle East - Peters, Mark

New Zealand will contribute five Defence Force personnel to a multinational taskforce based in Bahrain focused on countering terrorist activity, narcotics, smuggling and piracy from December 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced.

Women still fighting for equality 126 years after suffrage, says DHB worker

Over a century after New Zealand women won the right to vote, thousands of working women feel the sting of gender discrimination in every pay cheque.

Update: Maramarua Forest crash

A person has died following a crash on Okaeria Road, Maramarua Forest yesterday.

The single vehicle crash occurred at 12.45pm.

The driver, a 45-year-old man and the sole occupant of the car, died at the scene.

Announcing the first annual MusicHelps NZ Music T-Shirt Day

On Friday 8 November, Kiwis are encouraged to wear their favourite kiwi artist or band tee and donate to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to developing and sustaining projects that use music to help and heal people in need in our community.

Oamaru locals asked to be mindful of water use over next few weeks

Waitaki District Council is asking Ōamaru water supply customers, including those south to Moeraki, to be mindful of their water use over the next few weeks while work is underway to increase treatment capacity at the Ōamaru Water Treatment Plant.

Homicide investigation launched in Rakaia

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested:

Canterbury Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 29-year-old man in Rakaia yesterday.

Police were called to an address on Gardiners Road shortly after 9am.

Warmer than average days, cooler than average nights to come

Some parts of NZ will again be several degrees above average today for this time of year - but the nights are helping balance the books.