New Zealand’s advocate for 'creepy crawlies', "the Bug Man" aka Ruud Kleinpaste has been confirmed as MC for the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower gala dinner at the ASB Arena on Wednesday the 15th of February.
It’s been done only twice before - a Ford Trophy three-peat. For back-to-back defending champions the Central Stags the challenge has been lit - and on Sunday they will start their campaign against the only team ever to have done it previously.
Statement from Detective Inspector Rob Jones, Eastern District
Police have commenced an investigation into the deaths of two occupants of a residential address in Waipukurau as a result of information provided to them by family members shortly before 9am this morning.
Health challenges were put on hold for a couple of young Wellington Children's Hospital patients as they took up an offer to join the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup race car series prior to their running at a meeting near Feilding recently.
Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed.
Hawke's Bay Police located wanted gang member, Jeremy Daniel Mita in Napier this afternoon following a short pursuit.
Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said Mr Mita had been sought by Police after breaching his bail conditions.
Labour is calling for major retailers to do the right thing and put an end to the rort of gift card expiry dates, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood.
The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics continue to operate as usual.
The experienced Phillip Ryan and Charlotte Webby will face a barrage of young challengers at the New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo this weekend.
One of the world’s most powerful sports administrators is coming to New Zealand on a short visit next week.
David Haggerty the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will spend 24 hours in Auckland for meetings on his way to the 2017 Australian Open.
Canterbury have named their Men’s and Women’s sevens teams to contest the Bayleys National Sevens tournament in Rotorua this weekend.
Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to press for a conclusion to the free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Hawke’s Bay Hospital services will be severely impacted with many outpatient clinics and non-emergency surgeries postponed due to next week's planned three-day, 73 hour national strike by junior doctors.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Pollard welcomed senior appointments made this week at Lincoln University. He commented that considerable thought had been given to the positions and appointments, including discussion at staff fora, with Council members, and with other stakeholders.
Police are appealing for sightings of a French tourist who has been reported missing by his family in France.
Eddy Paluch, 32, arrived in New Zealand on 28 December and was expected back at work in France on 12 January.
We are proposing a new Easter Trading Bylaw, and our proposal is out for consultation until 27 January 2017.
Changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act in August 2016 now allow councils to make policies allowing trading on Easter Sunday in their districts.
Police are requesting residents of Gascoyne, Budge, Henderson and Gardiner Streets stay inside their houses due to a gas leak at a property on Budge Street.
Police have set up cordons at these streets and are stopping traffic from entering the area.
Members of the Chiefs Rugby Club have visited the Hamilton City Council this afternoon to meet with representatives and apologise in person for distress caused from comments made by players participating in a Chiefs training on Wednesday at Steele Park.
Members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) will go on strike from 7am on Tuesday 17 until 8am on Friday 20 January 2017.
The gas leak at a property in Budge Street has been resolved without incident.
All roads in the surrounding area have been re-opened and residents are free to leave their houses.
Police would like to thank residents and others affected for their patience and cooperation.