Latest News

Hometown hero takes first D1NZ win

Team DMNZ drifter Drew Donovan took a seemingly unlikely win on his return to the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship at this home round in Tauranga. Having qualified 18th on Friday, Donovan battled through the order and managed to take out...... Read More

Surfer defends title in Papamoa

Auckland surfer Thomas Kibblewhite (Red Beach) defended his Men’s Longboard Division title at the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open held at Papamoa Beach on Saturday. Kibblewhite had not competed since his 2017 win at the event...... Read More

Jones best of kayaking Kiwis

Tauranga's Luuka Jones has finished sixth in a highly-competitive K1 women’s final at the Australian canoe slalom championships in Penrith overnight. Jones was the only Kiwi to progress to the finals on the second day of competition and her...... Read More

One dead in fatal crash

One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on Pareora Gorge Road, Maungati, in Canterbury this morning. Police were called to reports of a car down a bank around 2:20am. One person died at the scene and another was transported to Timaru Hospital...... Read More

Activists picket Waikato rodeo

About 100 animal rights activists turned out at the Waikato Rodeo in Te Awamutu yesterday to protest at what they say is cruel treatment of animals. The Direct Animal Action activists, brandishing large 'STOP' signs, set themselves up at the...... Read More

PM takes a bow at Auckland Pride Parade

Auckland's Pride Parade kicked off with the cutting of rainbow-coloured ribbons and an address from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The event is dubbed by its organisers as the 'largest and loudest carnival of equality and diversity in Aotearoa...... Read More

Warriors weather the Storm in Rotorua

The Warriors have staved off a depleted Melbourne 20-14 in a low-key NRL pre-season match in Rotorua. A home side missing several of their most-experienced players scored four tries to three on Saturday against the Storm, comprising personnel from...... Read More

Lotto: Powerball player lands $7.3 million win

Powerball's winning streak continues with a lucky player from Te Kuiti scooping $7.3 million with Powerball First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The total prize of $7.3 million is made up of $7 million from Powerball First Division and...... Read More

Prebbleton crash victims named

Police can now release the names of the two people who died following the crash involving a car and a truck in Prebbleton, Christchurch on Thursday (15 February). They are Malcolm Lawrence Brierley and Margaret Anne Brierley, both 65 years old from the...... Read More

Paraglider dies after crashing into rock

A paraglider has died after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui this afternoon. Emergency services were notified at 3:25pm. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Civil Aviation Authority will be notified. Victim Support is being offered to those who...... Read More

Animal effluent warning for popular swimming river

Stockyards are the most likely source of a significant discharge of animal effluent into Feilding waterways, the regional council says. Residents have been told not to swim, wade or fish the Makino Stream and Oroua River because of the waste contamination. Manawatu-Whanganui...... Read More

Touring cyclists warned against riding at night

Touring cyclists riding at night have been warned that they are putting all road users at risk. Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley said truck drivers were reporting an increasing number of near-misses with cycle tourists as they ride at...... Read More

Search for missing Alexandra man continues

The search for missing 22-year-old Christopher Bates in the Alexandra area continues. Police staff and LandSAR volunteers from the Wakatipu and Central Otago areas are involved in the search as well as a large group of Christopher’s family and...... Read More

Fatal crash in Cromwell, central Otago

Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on SH 8 near Cromwell. Police were called to the single car crash near the lookout at 3.09pm. One person has died at the scene. The road is closed and diversions are in place. The Serious Crash Unit has...... Read More

West Coast hit by 1500 lightning strikes

The West Coast has been hit by more than a thousand lightning strikes as a thunderstorm and heavy rain works its way up the South Island. MetService forecaster Cameron Coutts said the West Coast, from Fox Glacier and up to northern Westland, had heavy...... Read More

Fatal work place incident in Puni

A person has died following a workplace incident at a farm in Puni, Waikato. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.47pm. The person died at the scene. WorkSafe has been advised. ... Read More

Tax fraudster granted parole on fifth attempt

A Wellington accountant who received the country's longest sentence for tax fraud, has been granted parole on his fifth attempt. In 2012, Barrie Skinner was convicted of 80 counts of dishonesty using a document, seven charges of attempting to pervert...... Read More

Cyclone Gita moves into the northern Tasman Sea

Cyclone Gita remains a Severe Category 3 tropical storm as it moves into the northern Tasman Sea, although it is likely to drop to a Category 2 cyclone this afternoon or tonight. Central air pressure has risen to 973hPa, well up from when it dropped...... Read More

Car and trailer crash in Papamoa

A car and trailer have tipped on the intersection of Papamoa Beach Road and Domain Road, Papamoa. Police were called to the scene at 11.31am where what is believed to be a car and cabin on a trailer tipped blocking off the left lane coming out...... Read More