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Science rock star offers journey back in time

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato will transform into a time portal on Sunday 30 July as one of New Zealand’s foremost science communicators takes visitors on a journey hundreds of millions of years into the past. Geology and palaeontology...... Read More

Southbridge Shield comes home

Ellesmere has recaptured the symbol of Canterbury country rugby, the Southbridge Shield, with a win over holders North Canterbury in Kaiapoi on Saturday. After losing the shield last year in Darfield, Ellesmere came to Kaiapoi determined to wrest the...... Read More

The $10 mayoral campaign

From $10 t-shirts to $10,000 radio promotions, Nelson’s four mayoral candidates collectively poured more than $55,000 into their bids to run the city in the 2016 local body elections. But figures released by Nelson City Council have revealed...... Read More

Kaipara house values increase

House values in the Kaipara district rose by 24.3 per cent in the last 12 months to June meaning the average house price in the area is now $520,852 the highest in Northland. Quotable Value registered valuer James Steele says the strong growth...... Read More

Government funding for wilding pine control

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Minister for Conservation Maggie Barry have announced that Mid Dome has been added as one of five priority areas to receive additional funding for the control of wilding conifers. Mid Dome Wilding Trees...... Read More

Melody helps leprosy patients

An aspiring teacher is on a mission to lift the stigma around leprosy. Melody Yong, a youth advocate for Leprosy Mission New Zealand, says a recent trip to Nepal to learn about Leprosy and help those affected has changed her life. “This trip...... Read More

Funding boost for Whakatane museum

The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre has received a $120,000 funding boost from the Lion Foundation to help continue with the redevelopment on site.  The funding for the redevelopment is expected to cost $4.5 million, and the Whakatane District...... Read More

Iron bar used in armed robbery

Five men are alleged to have burst into a liquor store armed with an iron bar. Police say the men threatened staff with violence before taking off alcohol, cigarettes and cash at about 4.30pm. Police are appealing to the public for any information...... Read More

Green light for emergency building

The Tinopai Volunteer Emergency Services now have a building consent for their emergency services centre to get underway but need help raising the extra funds to get started. Once the building is complete it will house the Tinopai rural fire truck, accident...... Read More

Lincoln experience leads to success

The 2017 New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year Nigel Woodhead is paying tribute to Lincoln University for his success in the iconic competition. Mr Woodhead, who claimed the title in the Manawatu earlier this month, says his time at Lincoln University...... Read More