Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and KiwiRail are taking the opportunity of a three-day Labour weekend to carry out scheduled essential maintenance work to replace overhead poles at Wellington Junction which affects the Johnsonville, Kapiti, Hutt, and Wairarapa rail lines.
Shelter expert Habitat for Humanity is today assessing damage to homes and farms in the Northern Philippines after the category four typhoon Haima brought intense winds and rain.
A volunteer effort in the Makarora Valley adjacent to the Haast Pass Highway near Wanaka to help control predators which threaten native birds has received a $23,395 boost from the Otago Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund.
The recent 48-hour strike by resident doctors saw NZRDA members take the opportunity to participate in a number of positive activities across the country.
Three highly experienced and talented Police Officers will soon take command of some of New Zealand’s most diverse districts.
The National government is bending to the will of China in its refusal to discuss democracy in Hong Kong with advocates.
Buckley Systems, the Mt Wellington based precision electromagnets developer and manufacturer, has been named as one of the top ten companies to watch at the annual TIN100 (Technology Investment Network) awards in Auckland overnight.
Post-mortem examination results have shown that a nine year old alligator who passed away at the National Aquarium of New Zealand was suffering from pnuemonia.
Parliament has today passed improved laws to better protect children from drowning in swimming pools while also making the requirements more practical and enforceable, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Education Minister Hekia Parata needs to come clean with Kiwi parents about exactly how many state schools are using seclusion rooms, if any, and how long she’s known about them, the Green Party said today
Drawn the short straw on preparing the Christmas dinner?
Well, there’s good news for all nominated cooks with My Food Bag bringing back its popular and easy-to-prepare festive feast for 2016.
Hamilton City Council’s Inaugural Council will be on 9 November 2016.
In an extremely close Mayoral race, Mayor-Elect Andrew King achieved nine votes more than Paula Southgate. Miss Southgate has sought a recount, which is a judicial process overseen by a judge.
With hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins dying every year after being accidentally entangled in fishing gear, the world must take concrete steps during the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting starting today in Slovenia to lessen the serious threat posed by bycatch.
There’s $22 million up for grabs tonight with Powerball and Kiwis around the country are taking the time to imagine what they could do if they won big - like planning the ultimate Kiwi summer.
More than 130 passengers on a Jetstar flight were treated to a ‘$200 touchdown’ when they landed in Auckland on Monday evening.
Auckland based cloud services provider MHA Cloud Computing, a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, has unveiled a new company name as part of a rebranding initiative to position the company for strong future growth.
Retail NZ says it welcomes the release of a Government consultation paper on the fees charged by banks and card companies for retail payments systems.
The Central Districts Stags head into the 2016/2017 New Zealand domestic cricket season full of confidence, as they get their Plunket Shield campaign off to a start against the Otago Volts, at the Saxton Oval in Nelson.
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced the establishment of a Mayoral Task Force on housing to tackle the escalating issue of housing affordability in the Capital.
"Wellington is thriving, with a healthy economy and growing population," Mayor Lester says.
The Government’s soft plastics recycling scheme, announced today, won’t address the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans as effectively as a charge on single-use plastic bags, the Green Party said.