As the South Island faces a cold snap over the next few days, motorists are being urged to drive with caution. A heavy snow warning is in place for parts of Southland, Otago and South Canterbury with contracting teams ploughing roads.
The South Island auction comprising 4900 bales had a 74 percent clearance with most types remaining stable.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currency’s lifted 0.31 percent week on week, having minimal impact.
Nelson city councillor and mayoral candidate Pete Rainey has announced the second nominator for his mayoral bid is young Nelson entrepreneur Chloe Van Dyke, owner of the award winning business Chia Ltd.
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is financially supporting a major project involving control of invasive pests such as stoats, ferrets, and rats in an area north-east of Dunedin.
The Green Party is pleased Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has decided to finally allow wahakura - sleeping pods for babies - to be funded as part of a nationwide effort to reduce our high rate of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 60 new palliative care positions are being established as part of the Government’s $76.1 million boost for hospices.
A new ‘Best and Worst Bus Stop’ campaign launched by the Public Transport Users Association seeks out the best and worst in New Zealand’s bus stops, in what they’re calling a ‘crowd sourced infrastructure audit’.
Wet weather across the Horizons Region has brought river levels up overnight but Horizons Regional Council is not expecting any significant flooding issues over the next few days.
Canterbury Police District accepts the findings of an IPCA report into the pursuit of a fleeing driver suspected to be a drug courier.
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations congratulates the hard work of Max Lin in the completion of his report ‘Laybying our Future’ in conjunction with the Child Poverty Action Group.
The ratio of police officers to members of the public is falling, making the job of policing this country even harder, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.
People interested in standing for election to Hamilton City Council are invited to attend the upcoming candidate information meeting:
Thursday 4 August
Hamilton City Council
It is time the government stood up and paid a fair wage for home care workers like Kapiti woman Janet Lowe, says New Zealand First today.
New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online services.
While most New Zealanders supported their country’s participation in the First World War, a small but significant group opposed it on religious, political, philosophical or personal grounds.
There is strong interest in the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry with hundreds of public submissions already received and the first hearing to be held at Auckland’s Te Puea Marae.
New research from Massey University’s College of Health has shed light on the impact the female menstrual cycle has on exercise performance in hot environments, such as the potential conditions in Rio, for competitive and well-trained female athletes.
Visitors to Dunedin City Library’s Teen Space on Monday will have the opportunity to take part in a live radio broadcast.
The 8 August event is part of nationwide campaign The Big Listen - a celebration of community access stations.
The Green Party has today released a consultation paper on how to get the Unitary Plan working for Auckland.