Family members of those who died in the CTV building have left flowers and tributes at the newly landscaped site.
Despite its attractive flowers, Old Man’s Beard is considered the most damaging climbing plant introduced to New Zealand because it smothers the plants and trees it grows on. This makes it a threat to Otago’s biodiversity.
With a heavy rainfall warning in place for North Otago, Otago Regional Council (ORC) are closely monitoring river levels for Otago. The most severe weather is expected over the next 24 hours, with the weather situation easing from late tomorrow morning.
Heavy rainfall warnings are still in place for both Dunedin and North Otago, with MetService advising that periods of heavy rain are likely to continue into the early evening. Caution is advised today as rivers are high, and are likely to stay high even when the rain stops.
Bulls coach, and former All Blacks coach, John Mitchell is expecting Hurricanes first five-eighths Beauden Barrett will be on the field at some stage in their Investec Super Rugby game at Pretoria on Sunday (NZT).
Centre Jack Goodhue became a key contributor to the Crusaders’ dangerous backline last season and is looking to step things up more in Investec Super Rugby during 2018.
Highlanders wing Tevita Li may be only 22 years of age, he turns 23 next month, but he will be embarking on his fifth Investec Super Rugby campaign this year.
Campbell Patterson has drawn on the detritus of his surroundings for his latest exhibition, opening at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena this week.
University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.
A Consumer NZ complaint about a sunscreen that failed to meet its label claims has resulted in manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreeing to only sell products that meet the joint Australian and New Zealand standard.
ANZ’s decision to remove the $1 fee it charges customers for using another bank’s ATM follows a call from Consumer NZ for all banks to remove these charges.
The maker of Red Seal nutritional supplements has been pulled up by the Commerce Commission for marketing its products as “Pharmacy Strength”.
The Republic of Croatia signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 19 February 2018. This agreement will allow Croatia and ESA to create the framework for a more intensive and concrete cooperation related to ESA programmes and activities.
A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
Astronauts tend to become taller in weightlessness – causing back pain and making it difficult to fit into spacesuits. Astronauts may be more likely to suffer from ‘slipped discs’ after landing.
Medsafe is advising members of the public taking the dietary supplement Anthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.
The Million Dollar Mouse monitoring team has set out to complete a month-long assessment to determine the results of the complex eradication project.
Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.
A new report identifies opportunities and challenges facing agencies and the community in the future management of the Mackenzie Basin.
In February 2018, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister launched a Product Safety Policy Statement designed to get button battery manufacturers and retailers
Police are now in a position to name the person who died following a single vehicle crash on Pareora River Road, Maungati in Canterbury on Sunday morning. He was 18-year-old Jack Roberts, a UK citizen who lived locally. Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Roberts, who was the driver of the vehicle.
Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Craig Vining, Hawkes Bay CIB Two youths were arrested yesterday (20 February) and charged in relation to a Flaxmere incident on Saturday 17th of February. Two youth offenders, while on horse-back attacked a 19-year-old victim. The 14 and 16 year old defendants will appear in court this Friday and also next month.
Police can now release the name of the man who died following a quad bike crash in Mangati Road, near Otorohanga last Thursday 15 February. He was 34-year-old Scott Keith Beal from Pirongia. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends at this time.
Police are seeking sightings of a light coloured (grey or silver) people mover, possibly a Honda Odyssey, in relation to the aggravated robbery of the Napier Pita Pit on 18 February 2018. A vehicle fitting this description was seen on Georges Drive, leading up to the robbery. Two men, possibly Maori or Pacific Islander, were sitting in the front seats of the vehicle. If anyone has any further information in relation to the robbery or can report any sightings of the vehicle, they are encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Craig Vining at the Hawke’s Bay Police Station on (06) 831 0700 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Queenstown Police today arrested and charged a 37-year-old man with three counts of performing an indecent act intended to insult or offend. The man is appearing in Queenstown District Court this afternoon. He allegedly gave rides to women waiting for buses or hitchhiking into Queenstown.
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred on Primrose Street, Hamilton on Monday 19th February at approximately 2.45pm. The victim, a woman, withdrew a sum of money from an ANZ ATM on Whatawhata Road. She returned to her car and drove off along Primrose Street but was cut off and forced to pull over off by a silver-coloured vehicle .
Attribute to Sergeant Andy Brooke, Manawatu SAR Police are assessing the next step in the search for the 54-year-old man Kevin Hartley. He was last seen driving a quad bike from Parewanui Road, Scott’s Ferry to the beach towards the bombing range tower in Santoft Forest on Friday evening last week (16 February).
Police are currently searching for missing 42-year-old Blair Tamihana who was last seen by his flatmate yesterday at his Williams Street, Kaiapoi address. He is described as being of medium build and 186cm tall. It’s unclear what clothes he was wearing when he was last seen. His vehicle, a black and silver Toyota Hilux Surf, registration TM9317, is also missing (see image attached: car looks similar to this one).
Police and emergency services are on the scene of a crash involving a motorcyclist on Mahuta Road near SH 25 at 8.48pm this evening. At this stage there does not appear to be any other vehicles involved and the motorcycle rider is the only injured party. The serious crash unit have been notified.
Police can now confirm a person died in the crash involving a motorcyclist on Mahuta Road near SH25, Mangatarata, at 8:48pm last night. Medical assistance was provided by nearby neighbours until ambulance arrived, unfortunately the man died at the scene. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash.
Massey University career development consultant Grant Verhoeven and Massey Business School lecturer Dr Luk Swiatek suggest some quick tips toward fast tracking your career in 2018. Their suggestions about how to get your career firing on all cylinders, are based on thousands of hours of running career coaching, leadership development programmes and research. Here are three:
Tui, kererū and bats are among the precious fauna largely lost from Christchurch but work is under way to lure some of these special species back.
Native fish, including eels and whitebait, are being rescued from the Linwood Canal to ensure their survival while a new cycleway is built.
Nominations are now open for a position on the Lyttelton subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Ward.
Christchurch City Council is releasing a draft Long Term Plan (LTP) that outlines its proposed plans for managing the challenges and opportunities facing the city over the next decade.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will speak at tomorrow’s civic service in Christchurch commemorating the seventh anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.
A state of emergency has been lifted for Christchurch City.
The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.4 per cent in the month of January 2018 and 6.6 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release.
Better for Business (B4B), a cross-agency programme led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), has partnered with its nine other agencies to showcase a range of breakthrough government services and digital initiatives designed for business at the D5 2018 summit in Wellington.
Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.6 billion for the year to December 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand will contribute a further NZ$7 million to improve newborn mortality rates in the Pacific.
The Government has today released details of its extensive education portfolio work programme over the next three years that will champion a high quality public education system for all New Zealanders, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.
The Government’s three-year education work programme prioritises lifting achievement for Māori students, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says.
Civil Defence Minister Hon Kris Faafoi is travelling to the South Island today to see the effects of former Cyclone Gita and discuss recovery with local mayors
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has today welcomed the release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
More than 30,000 students across the country are set to uncover and explore the fascinating stories of New Zealand soldiers in a new initiative from the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), says Prime Minister and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The Government’s three year work programme for Education reaffirms our commitment to lifting and sustaining achievement for Pacific children and young people, says Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa.
International visitor spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.
Justice Minister Andrew Little today announced that he has ordered a review of the procedures and organisational culture at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, following rece
90 schools and 98 ECE services in Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Wellington and Taranaki regions closed today due to Cyclone Gita.
The New Zealand Government has announced details of its education portfolio work programme for the next 3 years.
MPI has introduced new measures to reduce the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs arriving in vehicles and machinery from Japan.
Internationally acclaimed London-based New Zealand artist Luke Willis Thompson will open his first major solo exhibition in his country of birth tomorrow at Victoria University’s Adam Art Gallery.
The current welfare system needs repair and renewal, writes Public Policy Professor Jonathan Boston.
A study of 1,600 students highlights shortcomings in learning, write researchers in Victoria’s School of Education.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) Hon. Luamanuvao Winnie Laban says Pacific island nations are not powerless in the fight against climate change.
All Blacks Sevens Coach Clark Laidlaw has named the squad to travel to the HSBC USA and Canada Sevens next month.
The SPCA has worked hard in recent years to address the problem of too many cats being born unwanted and not living a good quality of life. By introducing targeted desexing campaigns, we hope to make a significant impact and lower the high cat populations that lead to thousands of cats and kittens being neglected and abused each year.
Kua puta te karanga, tukuna mai ō tautapanga mō Ngā Tohu Kaiārahi Pakihi Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki-makau-rau.
The call is out for nominations for the University of Auckland Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards.
The success of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) as a teaching and research facility for the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has resulted in it officially becoming a Clinical Campus.
The University of Auckland’s youngest researchers are nearing the end of a summer spent taking on real-life research under the guidance of leading academics.
One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising Augmented Reality (AR) will join the University of Auckland under the Entrepreneurial Universities programme established by the previous government.
The University of Auckland today launches the Unleash Space, a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures.
The firearms matter in Omakau has been resolved without incident this evening. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill. He will appear in Queenstown District Court tomorrow.
Statement attributable to Detective Sergeant Craig Vining Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating three serious incidents of anti-social behaviour from over the weekend. At about 11:30am on Saturday 17 February 2018 a 19-year-old man was attacked in Swansea Village, Flaxmere behind the library. The victim and his eight-year-old year old cousin were attacked by three people riding two horses.
Police are searching for missing 54-year-old Kevin Hartley in the Scotts Ferry beach area, near Bulls. He was last seen driving a quad bike from Parewanui Road to the beach towards the bombing range tower in Santoft Forest on Friday (16 February) evening. The area is a well-known fishing spot locally.
Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Napier restaurant. At around 10.00am today (18 February) a man entered Pita Pit on the corner of Kennedy Road and Georges Drive, armed with a knife. He demanded money from the sole staff member, who placed an amount of cash into his bag.
Police are responding to reports of a person with the firearm in Omakau. While this incident is being managed people in the town will notice an increased and visible Police presence in the area. As the incident is ongoing there is no further information at this time.
A man has died following a medical event and a subsequent crash on the Victoria Road on-ramp in Cambridge. Emergency services were called to the scene at 1pm. Police’s thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.
New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has congratu
With the tail of Cyclone Gita likely to hit New Zealand this week, Christchurch City Council is urging people to spend some time today getting prepared for bad weather.
Change in coaching and playing personnel has been extensive for the Chiefs in 2018 but there is a promising look to the side ahead of the Investec Super Rugby campaign.
With a new coach at the helm and the bulk of last year’s squad retained, the Highlanders will be eager to improve on their seventh place finish in 2017.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley heads into his side’s opening Investec Super Rugby game against the Sharks in Johannesburg on Sunday (NZT) well aware of their need to be better than last year.
It’s a more rounded Matt Duffie who sets out with the Blues in the 2018 Investec Super Rugby campaign.
A person has died following a workplace incident at a farm in Puni, Waikato. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.47pm. The person died at the scene.
Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on SH 8 near Cromwell. Police were called to the single car crash near the lookout at 3.09pm. One person has died at the scene.