Christchurch: Are you prepared for a tsunami?

With Sunday marking the start of daylight saving Christchurch residents living near the coast are being urged to think about how prepared they are for a tsunami. The tsunami warning sirens installed along the coastline between Brooklands and Taylors...... Read More

Large slip prompts council warning

Waikato Regional Council staff are due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. The event has also prompted a reminder about potential slip hazards when catchments are heavily...... Read More

Fuel tanker fleet to hit road for Auckland

Up to 20 tankers will hit the road today to transport as much jet fuel to Auckland Airport as possible, as airlines say they are confident the worst of the disruption is over. Today marks a week since the main pipeline that feeds the city ruptured,...... Read More

Second quake rocks South Island

A second earthquake, registering 5.1, has hit near Seddon. The quake following a 5.8, which hit near Invercargill just before 2pm. The second quake is being reported to have been felt in Wellington. It was 17 kilometres deep, and 30km north-east...... Read More

5.8 magnitude quake hits near Invercargill

Residents in the Southland area can be forgiven for thinking the ground was moving under them following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. The quake hit at a depth of 33km and 585km south-west of Invercargill. GeoNet initially had the quake as...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

A joint industry-government group has been convened to oversee the full re-instalment of jet fuel supplies into Auckland Airport. “The Group is coordinating the responses to the supply issues arising from the Marsden Point fuel pipeline outage,"...... Read More

Dunedin families ’up in arms’ as school bus routes

Parents and schools in Dunedin are angry four school bus routes are being ended and say they have not been consulted. Parents and schools have criticised the operator Go Bus for not consulting before dropping the four dedicated school bus services...... Read More

Sea Shepherd offers reward for NZ Sea Lion killer

The Department of Conservation found a dead endangered male New Zealand Sea Lion (Rāpoka/ Whakahao), on Sunday. It had been shot on Tautuku Beach in the Catlins(Otago/ Southland) and was otherwise in healthy condition, says a statement released by Sea...... Read More

Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed. A team of...... Read More

Developer unblocks stream after sustained protest

A plan to divert a marshy stream to create a wetland, which received resource consent from Auckland Council, has been undone by persistent protest from local environmental groups. The stream, which flows into Karepiro Bay, was blocked with a substantial...... Read More