The rain did its best to wash away the crowds gathered for Big Day Dowse in Lower Hutt today (Sunday 22nd March). But die-hard fans of the annual event would not be deterred. As always the annual event proved to be a crowd pleaser with all ages enjoying the free entertainment and activities.
The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Taupo at approximately 1500 today, to pick up a 31yr old male who had fallen from his ski’s at speed. He was retrieved from the water and stabilised by St John paramedics.
Auckland City police are investigating a hit and run which occurred at 3.30am this morning on Great North Road, Grey Lynn.
A 24 year-old male pedestrian was struck by what witnesses describe as a silver sedan travelling west on Great North Road prior to Bullock Track.
National’s Mark Osborne denied claims that he's too scared to debate his main rival Winston Peters in person.
Speaking from Mangawhai Mr Osborne told TV One’s Q+A programme, "Oh, not at all. Not scared at all. Not one bit. We’re out here talking to voters in the electorate."
A week after the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific Islands, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) appear as the immediate needs of around 82,000 children affected.
Shortly before midday police were told of a man in difficulty in water by Maungatapu Bridge, Tauranga. He had entered the water to rescue a dog that had been swept out by a strong out going current.
The Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the PÅ«korokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames today (Friday March 20) to watch bar-tailed godwits and red knots that are flying to China on the way to their breeding grounds in Alaska and Siberia.
An admission by the Minister of Finance Bill English that teachers can expect a paltry pay rise this year despite the so-called rock star economy shows the Government's lack of commitment to quality teaching and learning, says NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.
As the country revels in Martin Guptill’s legendary performance in Wellington today, one Lotto player from Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty will be feeling like they’ve ‘knocked it clear of the boundary’ after winning $2 million with Lotto First Division.
"A rewarding success" is how Inspector Alan Shearer of Counties/Manukau Police described the 2015 Polyfest that concluded this afternoon at the Manukau Sports Bowl.
He estimated up to 50,000 people attended the second of the two day event which was busy, fun, safe and sober.
Team Wellington moved a step closer to reaching their second-straight ASB Premiership final on Saturday, taking a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Hawke’s Bay United at Bluewater Stadium.
The geographically inequitable affordability of mental health care provided by DHBs exacerbates the difficulties faced by people with physical and mental health conditions said the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in their report launched today at their new office in Chew
Sticky Fingers are back home on Australian land- well most of them, singer Dylan Frost has been held up in Abu Dhabi and sent back to Amsterdam with an expired passport - after a 2 month tour of Europe through France, Holland, Germany and the UK.
Auckland City’s powerful run towards the ASB Premiership final continued on Saturday with a 2-0 win over rivals Waitakere United in the first leg of their semi-final clash at Fred Taylor Park.
As aid begins to reach communities across Vanuatu, Oxfam New Zealand have spoken to their development partner Farm Support Association (FSA) to understand the longer term impact Cyclone Pam will have on a society which lives mostly off farming.
BLACKCAPS skipper Brendon McCullum has won the toss and the BLACKCAPS will bat first in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter final v West Indies at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
BLACKCAPS for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match v West Indies
Brendon McCullum (c)
A mild summer leading into three fine, clear days lead to steady to strong leads and sales at the 2015 Northland Field Days between February 26-28 say organisers and exhibitors.
Taranaki-based coach Alan Jackson will take the helm of the NZ Kiwi Ferns for their Anzac Test curtainraiser against the world champion Australia Jillaroos in Brisbane on May 1.
Dunedin has a swag of top international and national authors converging on the city in May for the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival (May 5-10).