Articles for category: National

Fuseworks Media

Shellfish warning still in place – Napier City Council

People are being reminded not to collect shellfish from anywhere along the coast from Te Awanga to Bay View after harmful viruses and bacteria have been found in wild mussels tested as part of post-cyclone monitoring. This is despite New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) partially lifting its advisory to the public not to collect or ...

Fuseworks Media

SFO alleges bribery and corruption of public official over lucrative construction contracts

The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against a former project manager and two associates alleging bribery and corruption were involved in the award of lucrative public sector construction contracts. The three people face charges including corruption of an official, corrupt use of official information and obtaining by deception. A hearing was held in Auckland ...

Fuseworks Media

Baby Maui dolphin found on west Auckland beach – DOC

A baby Māui dolphin has been found dead on an isolated south Auckland beach. DOC’s Marine Technical Advisor Kristina Hillock says the baby dolphin – thought to be just a few days old – was found on Karioitahi Beach, west of Pukekohe, on Wednesday 20 December. The animal’s gender and exact age are unknown. “Details ...

Fuseworks Media

New Auckland railway station building open today – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has today opened a new station building in central Auckland, for travellers to check in and relax prior to boarding their Northern Explorer scenic or Te Huia train journey. 66 The Strand, a former railway signals building which dates from around 1930, is located only a few hundred metres down The Strand platform, near ...

Fuseworks Media

Environmental programme receives five-year extension – BOPRC

A project to protect and enhance several environmentally significant areas in the Whakatāne District has been re-confirmed for the next five years. The Whakatāne and Ōhope Sites Environmental Programme 2024-2029 will continue to restore and improve five sites (including Ōhope, Kōhī Point and Mokorua Scenic Reserves) as part of a programme that focuses on pest ...