Moose tracker pushes pause on camera project

Fiordland biologist Ken Tustin has taken down his last remaining set of cameras near Dusky Sound that were put up with the hope of photographing one of Fiordland's remaining moose. However bringing down the cameras is not the end of Mr Tustin's...... Read More

McCaw takes on the Fiordland wilderness

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has had his share of knocks on the rugby field but he's discovering the Fiordland wilderness can be an equally formidable opponent. McCaw spent much of last week in Te Anau with his PwC Adventure Racing Teammates as...... Read More

Charities to benefit from $20k donation

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for charities following the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club successful Melbourne Cup Charity Carnival event. Cure Kids and Alzheimers New Zealand Tauranga/WBOP will split the amount raised by the fundraiser. About 300 people...... Read More

Painted palings for community garden

A group of central Southland students have put their art skills to good use by decorating palings for the Winton Community Garden. Students from Winton and St Thomas' Aquinas schools have been painting 100 fence palings that will surround the Winton...... Read More

Rainfall boosts summer supplies

While Selwyn water levels are high the district council is still warning local residents on council supplies to watch their water use over Summer. Selwyn District Council’s Asset Manager Murray Washington says high rainfall during winter...... Read More

Waihi high hazard zone ground movement

Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.  The earlier sinkhole has been backfilled but Oceana Gold geotechnical...... Read More

Housing proposal out for consultation

  Hutt City Council is now calling for submissions on its proposal to enable medium density housing and a wider range of housing types to be built in the city, with a particular focus on nine suburban centres.   The proposed District Plan...... Read More

Bowler’s hat tricks on debut

A thrilling two run win and a hat-trick from a bowler on debut, gave new Bay of Plenty Cricket Development coach Russell Williams. It was the perfect start to his time in charge of the Bay of Plenty second eleven. Facing arch rivals Hamilton at the...... Read More

Black Fern tops sports awards

Women’s rugby star Aleisha Pearl Nelson has taken out the Supreme Award, as well as Sportswoman of the Year title at the 20th annual Silver Fern Farms Kaipara District Sports Awards. Hailing from Kaihu, Aleisha is a Black Fern and part of the...... Read More

A cracker of a night at Rakaia

Hundreds of fireworks fans descended on Rakaia Domain on Saturday night to enjoy a “marvellous” night of family fun, food and pyrotechnic entertainment. The district’s only annual organised fireworks display, the Rakaia Lions Club...... Read More