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Helicopter being used on SH25 slip

A helicopter has been used to remove loose rock and dirt from the slip on State Highway 25a in the Coromandel. The estimated 2000m3 sized slip came down Sunday night and is currently blocking the road. The NZ Transport Agency is advising the highway...... Read More

Refuge calling for goods and volunteers

Do you have second hand furniture that could benefit a local woman in need? Or good quality preloved clothing, bedding and linen to help a deserved family make a new home? Waikato Women’s Refuge – Te Whakaruruhau is putting the call out...... Read More

Homeless man’s death sparks call for action

  The death of a second homelessness man in South Auckland has triggered the local community to take to the streets to highlight the issue. “This is about making everyone aware of what’s really happening on our streets and saying...... Read More

Woman suffers seizure following Napier assault

Hawke's Bay Police are seeking information from the public following a robbery in Taradale last week. On Wednesday, July 19th, at around 7.30pm a 50-year-old Maori woman dressed in a bright pink jacket was robbed near the ASB Bank on Gloucester...... Read More

QC plans lawsuit in wake of Edgecumbe floods

Edgecumbe flooded because "someone buggered something up", says Queen's Council David Heaney.  He has pointed the finger at Bay of Plenty Regional Council and plans to lead a class-action lawsuit to get the community back...... Read More

Slip expected to take days to clear

  State Highway 25 in the Coromandel is unlikely to be open until Thursday, says police. A large slip is blocking both lanes of the highway, near Kitahi Road, close to the summit. In a statement released this morning, police says the highway is...... Read More

Pinks skies at night – what causes them?

People may have noticed some stunning sunsets lately, particularly with a pink tinge. But what causes these beautiful sunsets? According to scientists, the season can have an impact. In winter, the air along the path of a ray of sunlight tends to...... Read More

Coromandel highway remains closed

State Highway 25 in the Coromandel Peninsula remains closed this morning after a large slip blocked the highway in both directions. Police were alerted to the large land slip, which is about 50 metres wide and blocking both lanes, at 7pm. It has occurred...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in serious crash, Mangere

At approximately 7:20pm tonight Police attempted to pull over a motorcyclist who was speeding on Buckland Road, Mangere. The driver failed to stop and Police initiated a pursuit. Almost immediately after this the motorcyclist has crashed near the intersection...... Read More

Women embracing rebuild opportunities

The number of women working in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled since the quakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. This week’s Greater Christchurch Dashboard - Women in Construction shows...... Read More