A crowd packed into a King Country woolshed had to wait till the last moments of a 480-minutes day before seeing a World ewe-shearing record broken by just two sheep this afternoon.
Travellers in eastern Waikato may encounter brief delays while seasonal road maintenance work is done over the next few weeks.
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for the Hurunui River at State Highway 7.
The warning follows the finding of high levels of the potentially toxic benthic cyanobacteria Phormidium in the Hurunui River.
While there have been no further outbreaks of suspected norovirus since the cluster of cases among visitors to Nelson Lakes National Park, campers and trampers in the region are urged to exert caution to avoid catching the debilitating virus.
Serious crashes have closed State Highway 25 just west of Kopu Bridge and SH25A (Kopu-Hikuai Rd). Detours in place for both accidents, expect delays.
Auckland Peace Action (APA) and Racial Equity Aotearoa (REA) are calling on the Chilean government to release political prisoner and indigenous activist Francisca Linconao. She is a traditional spiritual leader of the Mapuche people and is currently under house arrest.
Waikato District Police are investigating two serious crashes which have occurred near Thames this afternoon.
The roads remains closed in both areas and motorists are asked to avoid the area, using an alternative route or postponing travel for at least two hours.
Reduced milk supply out of key dairy export regions - including New Zealand - will fuel further dairy price increases in the early part of 2017, according to Rabobank’s latest global dairy outlook.
State Highway 2 near Katikati is now open but traffic remains heavy in the area and significant delays are expected.
A crash closed the State Highway near Tetley Road this afternoon.
Trade Minister Todd McClay and his Saudi Arabian counterpart, the Minister of Commerce and Investment, have agreed to work towards early completion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA).
Building on a heritage of industry-leading and award-winning security software, Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) changes the future of digital safety with the announcement of Norton Core.
Police are warning drivers to consider the potential consequences of risky driver behaviour, after two incidents that could have ended badly on the North Shore yesterday.
A woman has been taken to North Shore Hospital in a critical condition after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at an address in the Hauraki area.
Police were called to the address at around 1.30pm.
We remain at the scene and are making further enquiries.
Most places are in for more windy days this week, due to a large high north of New Zealand directing a prevailing westerly flow over the country.
The CricHQ Provincial A team have backed up their successful T20 tournament in Taupo by winning the National Provincial A tournament in Lincoln.
Next week CentrePort will begin work to secure its gantry cranes, as it develops plans to resume modified container operations within four to six months.
New Zealand’s favourite ‘Kiwiana town’ has made it onto the map for another reason, after topping the table as New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ area for Lotto winning in 2016.
By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
At age 46, you might call Taumarunui's Leigh Tidman a late starter at national championships level, but he's more than making up for that right now.
Southland landowners need to continue to be proactive in the fight against the pest weed velvetleaf, as the next phase of the response gets underway. Velvetleaf is an aggressive weed, which damages crops by competing with them for nutrients and water.
By Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets
Investors appear content to stay in stocks as they wait on the February reporting season. A solid lead from US markets has delivered a firm start to trading on the Australian exchange.