The long weekend is also a winning weekend for two lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Christchurch, who have each won $500,000 in the live Lotto draw tonight.
The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Countdown Hornby in Christchurch and Roselands Lotto in Papakura, Auckland.
The Anglican and Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have written to the Government asking for more transparency concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently being negotiated, so that New Zealanders can better evaluate its implications.
A broad, complex trough, preceded by a strong, moist northerly flow, is expected to slowly pass east over the country during Sunday and Monday.
At about 9.50am on 25th April Police, Fire and Ambulance attended a serious crash on Waitomo Caves Road near Otorohanga.
It involved a car being driven by a middle aged woman and a Tour Operators van on Waitomo Caves Road west of the main Waitomo Complex.
The NSW Swifts posted their third draw for the 2015 ANZ Championship after an intense 60-minute contest against the Central Pulse on their home turf, TSB Bank Arena, for Round 9.
Luxury New Zealand merino label PERRIAM has been received with acclaim at the prestigious iD Dunedin Fashion Show.
To commemorate the upcoming ANZAC Day centenary, Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, will open up its impressive collections of New Zealand and Australian military databases to New Zealanders free of charge.
Rt Hon John Key
25 April 2015
Dawn Service Speech
On this beach, on this day, at this hour, exactly 100 years ago, the first Anzac troops came ashore.
Appropriately for the special day shared between the two countries, Mojo Pulse and NSW Swifts played out a thrilling 47-all draw on Anzac Day in Wellington on Saturday.
A public action to ‘wave goodbye to nuclear weapons’ will sweep around the world on April 26-27 as governments gather at the United Nations in New York for four weeks of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament deliberations.
It'll be very good news for three players from Auckland and Waitara when they realise they've won a $333,333 share of Lotto's First Division following this evening's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand
Anzac Day National Commemorative Service
25 April 2015
Introduction and acknowledgements
The detention of Green Party MP Jan Logie and Australian Green Senator Lee Rhiannon in Sri Lanka today highlights the very problem they were travelling to Sri Lanka to shine a light on.
Auckland City FC player Takuya Iwata has donated 14 boxes of football gear to Nasinu Primary School just outside of Suva, Fiji, today.
Few games in the Vodafone Warriors’ history have had a greater sense of occasion than tomorrow’s NRL clash against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium (1.45pm kick-off; game day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).
The union representing mental health workers at Waikato DHB, The Public Service Association (PSA), is concerned over the poor process as the DHB tries to push through dangerous changes to the rostering of the Henry Bennett Centre.
Fashion designer Steve Hall has been presented with the International Emerging Designer Award at iD Fashion Week in Dunedin. It sees him join a growing list of successful students to have studied fashion design at Massey’s College of Creative Arts.
This weekend on The Nation… a six-hour Anzac special beginning 5.50am, hosted by Lisa Owen and Hamish Clark and featuring coverage from around New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey.
Central Districts Cricket Association Chief Executive Neil Hood has resigned from his position, effective immediately.
Mr Hood, who was appointed to the role midway through last year, has stepped down for personal reasons.
In a first for New Zealand, the Green Party is giving the public a unique chance to be more involved in Parliament’s question time by having their own question on climate change asked of the Government.