Totara Street in Mount Maunganui is closed following a serious crash between a truck and a motorcycle. Police were called to the crash between State Highway 2 (Hewletts Road) and Waimarie Street at approximately 9:30am. The road is closed while emergency services respond.
The motorcyclist invovled in a crash with a truck on Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, has died at the scene. The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating and the road will be closed for some time. We ask that motorists avoid the area where possible and are patient if they experience delays.
We put a bunch of 25- to 45-year-olds in a room recently to get a better insight into their world. They came from all walks of life and ethnicities, incomes and education levels.
Students have buried a time capsule in Victoria Square to mark the end of its multi-million dollar restoration.
Christchurch City Council staff will work with police and public health officials to gather evidence to identify the issues that could be addressed by a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP).
Up to 15 overnight tunnel closures may be required between July and December during work on the $28.7 million Lyttelton Tunnel fire protection upgrade project.
The Food Show, Victoria Square’s artisan market and a muddy mess create a recipe for weekend fun.
Public feedback is being sought on a proposal to extend the one-hour free parking offer at both the Lichfield Street and Christchurch Art Gallery car parks.
You’ve got one week left to give feedback on what’s planned for your city over the next decade.
The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival is returning to Christchurch in May with 30 shows across five days.
The Christchurch City Council is meeting on Thursday, 12 April at 9.30am. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:
New information could prompt a re-think of plans to build a bund to prevent flooding in an area of Southshore and South New Brighton.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill, restoring the four aspects of community well-being and the power to collect development contributions for public amenities.
A Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for several offences including carrying out and supervising building work incompetently.
The former owner of Christchurch bar and eatery, Watershed Bar and Restaurant, and restaurant, Sequoia 88, has been banned from hiring staff for three years.
MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Brad Ward today announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service and is deployed as part of Apple’s global release of iOS 11.3.
A $6 million ‘All Equity Fund’ will give less-advantaged students better access to digital tools, skills and knowledge.
Supporting the release of the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.
Deputy Secretary Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid welcomes the launch of an exciting new digital technologies championship today.
Working to improve the lives of her fellow students is a family affair for newly-elected Victoria University Council member Isabella Lenihan-Ikin.
Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute have made significant progress in the science of protein engineering, achieving a breakthrough which has implications for tackling global problems from diseases to
The father and son who were overdue from a hunting trip in Waioeka Gorge have been found safe and well. The pair found their own way out of the bush this morning at around 9am. Police would like to thank Whakatane LandSAR volunteers for their time this morning.
Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre will visit the country next week, and will present the ‘NZCGS 5th Global Affairs Lecture’, at the University of Auckland.
An exciting symposium at the University will explore the future of food: problems and possible innovations
Poi spinning, lung and heart simulations will be just some of the activities on display at ABI for school students on National Biomechanics Day.
University of Auckland students feature strongly in New Zealand’s gold medal hopes as the 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on the Gold Coast.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $150,000 to investigate establishing Taranaki as an internationally recognised leader in clean energy technology, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $100,000 in work to better understand the current state of Māori enterprise and education in Taranaki and develop a future pathway.
An ambitious plan to enable more people to enjoy the beauty of Mt Taranaki and strengthen connections to its natural and cultural heritage has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $400,000 to determine the value of State Highway 43 to Taranaki’s economy, particularly in the tourism sector, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural sectors.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $100,000 to support Taranaki’s entrepreneurs and innovators, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau says.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in identifying future food opportunities with the greatest potential to help transform the Taranaki economy, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $5 million in Taranaki’s Cathedral project to help transform the heritage icon into a nationally significant tourist drawcard, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.
Agreement has been reached to begin consultation about the possible cancellation of the integration agreement of Hato Petera College, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.
The Government is acting to restore the promotion of social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of communities t
The United Nations has supported calls for New Zealand to adopt a human rights-based national housing strategy.
This week the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care, Sir Anand Satyanand published the following letter, asking all New Zealanders to share their views on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission to define the scope and purpose of the inquiry.
In a week in which New Zealand’s dominance of coaching positions in Britain and France has been highlighted, another Kiwi, Wayne Pivac is firming as a favourite to take Warren Gatland’s place as coach of Wales.
Beating France may have been easier in recent years, not least at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the All Blacks unleashed a 62-13 thrashing in the Cardiff quarterfinal that exorcised a lot of demons from previous World Cups, but collectively French sides have been New Zealand’s banana skin side.
New Zealand coaches have 31 percent of the top coaching jobs in world rugby and in England the Rugby Football Union wants to see more opportunities for home grown coaches.
Argentina rugby legend Juan Martin Hernandez has retired with immediate effect.
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage provides guidelines about the use of the word Anzac in advertising. The guidelines prohibit the use of the word Anzac in trade or business unless approval has been given by the minister for arts, culture and heritage and the governor-general.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently held a Summit in Auckland focussing on the value of advertising self-regulation. The ASA celebrates its 45th anniversary this year and took this opportunity to gather over 60 major advertisers, agencies and media organisations together to acknowledge the work of the ASA in supporting responsible advertising.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place on the Gold Coast, Australia from 4 – 15 April with 70 participating nations scheduled to compete. In New Zealand, the Major Events Management Act (MEMA) provides permanent protection to the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games emblems and words.
The Complainant said the advertisement was offensive because it implied that exposure to the outdoors was bad for children. The Complainant was also concerned the product contained the ingredient Triclosan because they believed it may have negative effects for users.
On 1 April 2018, the United Kingdom introduced a sugary drinks tax, an important public health measure that University of Otago, Wellington, public health researchers believe should be happening in New Zealand too.
Court processes can be foreign and alienating for many; new animations developed for New Zealand by the University of Otago aim to break down these barriers to justice.
A University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher has for the first time identified unique genetic patterns for four different sub-types of colorectal cancer – which respond differently to a variety of cancer treatments.
Differing perceptions of risk among child welfare social workers is leading to inconsistent outcomes for children in need, a University of Otago-led study reveals.
A Nelson painter has paid the price for taking pāua from an area in Kaikōura where the collection of shellfish was banned after the 2016 earthquake.
A new approach is being taken to manage myrtle rust in New Zealand.
Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week. The p…
ESA’s observatory to monitor electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere is on its way to the International Space Station. The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor is riding in the Dragon cargo vehicle that lifted off at 20:30 GMT (16:40 local time…
ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent’s floating margins is eating away at the ice attached…
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the DSN-1/Superbird-8 and Hylas-4 telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
The discovery of a large number of dead shellfish, in the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore, has sparked a multi-agency investigation led by DOC.
A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast.
The fight against the plant disease myrtle rust is changing gear, with a greater focus on a science programme to increase our understanding around the disease.
An ambitious plan to enable more people to enjoy the beauty of Mt Taranaki and strengthen connections to its natural and cultural heritage has been announced.
Tenants who rent through a property management company are significantly more likely to experience problems, a Consumer NZ survey has found.
The compulsory recall of more than 50,000 vehicles fitted with potentially explosive Takata airbags will provide clarity for New Zealanders, Consumer NZ head of testing Paul Smith said today.
Local banks have outstripped the big four Australian banks for service in Consumer NZ’s latest survey.
Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) is a government-funded, community social work service available in most decile 1-3 primary and intermediate schools and kura kaupapa Māori.
The Ministry of Social Development is declaring a seasonal labour shortage across the Tasman region today.
First reading of Bill improving access to NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension for people in the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau.
The Australian Embassy, Beijing, will be hosting a dawn service on 25 April to commemorate ANZAC Day.
Each year in Ottawa, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions host a commemorative ANZAC Day ceremony on 25th April. See information about this and other services being held around Canada to mark this important day.
Police are now able to release the name of the person who died following a crash in Temple View, Hamilton on Wednesday. She was 72-year-old local woman Lynette Keung Waikato Police would like to extend their sympathies to her family.
The 46 year old Christchurch woman who had been reported missing has been found safe and well. She was found by a member of the public who called Police. Police would like to thank the community for their assistance.
Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray, North Shore Area Investigations Manager: Police are appealing to the public for information following an incident in Milford yesterday afternoon where two offenders have carried out an aggravated robbery of a cash-in-transit van. The incident took place around 1.05pm behind the Milford Shops on Kitchener Rd on the North Shore.
Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. The clip on lanes of the bridge heading into the city are closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible as there will be delays. No further information is available at this time.
Police have now reopened the clip on lanes city bound on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge following an incident this afternoon. Police have recovered the body of a man from the Waitemata Harbour. There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.
Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on State Highway 1, Karapiro, on Thursday 5 April.
He was Gregory William Brown, 43, from Karapiro.
Our thoughts are with Gregory’s family and friends at this time.
The crash is being investigated by the Serious Crash Unit.
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Attributable to Senior Sergeant Fane Troy, Bay of Plenty Road Policing: State Highway 5 at Tirau has reopened to one lane with traffic control in place, following a fatal crash around 10:20am this morning. The single vehicle’s sole occupant, a female, died at the scene.
Please attribute to Sergeant Craig Pickering, Wellington Police Maritime Unit This Saturday, 7 April 2018, Wellington will be holding its Marine SAREX, which is a day-long marine search and rescue exercise based on the Mana coastline.
Teams will be deployed into search areas determined by the weather and tide conditions on the day. This is an opportunity for Wellington District Police to engage with SAR partners in planning, implementing and evaluating a functional SAREX.
Rough seas and storms forecast for next week have foiled New Plymouth Police Senior Sergeant Karley Hunt’s plans to swim Cook Strait for charity this year. Karley has been raising funds for Central Taranaki Blue Light, which helps young people at risk. ”There was no choice but to postpone my swim until early 2019,” she says.
Police and LandSAR will be coordinating a search this morning for a father and son who are missing in the bush near Opotiki. At around 8pm last night Police were alerted to the fact the pair had not returned from their hunting trip on the Goldsmiths Track in the Waioeka Gorge. The pair are experienced hunters but weren’t prepared for an overnight stay.