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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

Slippery week triggers landslides

Much of New Zealand felt the winter chill last week, with heavy snowfalls throughout the country and some extremely heavy rain! Hot on the tail of GeoNet's coverage of the Ngauranga Gorge debris avalanche, last week saw fierce storm conditions...... 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

Shares on the rise

New Zealand shares gained, led by Stride Property and Warehouse Group, while dual-listed Westpac Banking Corp and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group fell. The S&P/NZX50 Index rose 11.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,682.29. Within the index, 22 stocks...... Read More

Gorge hit by further slips

Another large slip has come down on the road through the Manawatu Gorge - which has been closed since April. The Transport Agency said heavy rain over the weekend was likely to be the reason for the slip, which brought down about 10,000 cubic metres...... Read More

Egypt’s clean sweep at squash champs

Egypt have completed a clean sweep of the World Junior Squash Championship for the first time since 2013 with Rowan El Araby winning the women’s and Marwan Tarek the men’s title. El Araby, 16, was runner up in Poland last year but became...... Read More

Dollar falls from 10-month high

The New Zealand dollar fell from the 10-month high it reached in New York on Friday as investors await offshore events for direction, in particular in Australia. The kiwi traded at 74.32 US cents as at 5pm versus 74.39 US cents as at 8am in Wellington...... Read More

NZ ’front of queue’ for UK trade deal

New Zealand is "at or near the very front of the queue" for a free trade deal with the United Kingdom once Brexit is complete. UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson made the comments in Wellington at the end of his first day of an official two-day...... Read More

Suicide bomb kills 24 in Afghanistan

A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials told the BBC. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast. The attacker detonated a bomb in his car...... Read More

Gold fever triples Talisman value

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited’s announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year. The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing...... Read More

Police make arrest after car taken at gunpoint

A man has been arrested after a car was taken at gunpoint in Hamilton on Friday.   The 29-year-old was taken into custody this afternoon in relation to the robbery, with police concluding he was working alone. The man was located at a central Hamilton...... Read More

DairyNZ boss urges immigration rethink

DairyNZ is backing calls for the government to rethink its new immigration policy, saying dairy farmers rely on skilled people from overseas who are wrongly classified as lower-skilled, locking them and their employers into a cycle of uncertainty. "Many...... 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

Severe weather plagues July

July has been marked by severe weather events, caused by low pressure systems from the Tasman Sea.  Strong westerly winds have stayed to the south, allowing lows to develop and linger resulting in significant rainfall.  This week sees...... Read More

Boxall enjoying new challenge in Minnesota

All Whites defender Michael Boxall is looking forward to a new challenge of playing for Minnesota United in the Major League Soccer (MLS) competition in the United States. The 28-year-old from Auckland, who played in all three games in the FIFA Confederations...... Read More

$231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Board’s approval of $231 million of improvements to the 60km section of State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro. “The Government’s priority is to restore the...... Read More

Fatal consequences of fleeing driver incident

Police are continuing to investigate a fatal fleeing driver incident where a motorcyclist who had failed to stop for police crashed on Bucklands Road in Mangere. We still have a number of enquiries to make into this incident but we can confirm that...... Read More