Iwi settle Tauranga rights disputes

Three iwi joined together in Tauranga to sign a declaration resetting their relationship, following turbulent times earlier this year. The largest iwi in the Hauraki Collective Ngati Paoa signed a ‘Mana Enhancing Declaration’ with Tauranga...... Read More

Aucklanders urged to check mumps immunity

An Auckland vaccinologist is urging people to check their likely immunity to mumps as the number of people who have contracted the disease tops 1000. The number of victims is the highest since a similar mumps outbreak in the 1990s. The more people...... Read More

Drug-laced cake sends eight to hospital

Eight people were hospitalised after eating a drug-laced Christmas cake at a staff smoko this week. The workers at a business in the Auckland suburb of Glenfield were taken to hospital by ambulance after eating the cake on Wednesday. Police say 10...... Read More

Southern Motorway crash update

Police have now reopened all lanes on the Southern motorway following a serious crash which occurred on the Northbound Lanes near Takanini. There is heavy congestion due to the significant backlog of traffic and motorists are asked to be patient, says...... Read More

Petrol shortages after pipeline disruption

Fuel supplies are running low in some areas as the effect of last weekend's fuel pipeline disruption continues. The problems are mainly affecting premium petrol. In a statement on behalf of the oil industry, BP said the pipeline from Marsden Point...... Read More

Ports of Auckland serious about cutting emissions

Ports of Auckland has an ambitious goal to become a zero emissions port by 2040. We have recently completed the first step toward that goal by accurately measuring emissions and developing a plan to reduce them. "To achieve this we partnered with...... Read More

Multiple vehicle pile-up impedes traffic

Multiple vehicles are reported to involved in a serious crash on State Highway 1, near Takanini, A police spokespersons several lanes are blocked and traffic is currently impeded in both directions of the motorway. "The Serious Crash Unit is...... Read More

Early opening at park and ride

A total of 481 car parking spaces at the Silverdale Park and Ride will open this month. Work on expanding the facility has been underway since February. An Auckland Transport spokesperson says that two sections will open around mid-December. Auckland...... Read More

Men injured as car crashes, hits house during police chase

Two men on the run from police are in hospital after their car hit an Auckland bridge, before going down a bank and hitting a house. The passenger suffered serious injuries and the driver had moderate injuries. No one inside the house was injured. Police...... Read More

Tourist critically injured in crash

Police are trying to contact the next of kin of a woman who was critically injured in a crash on the Coromandel.  A Ford transit van and a Suzuki motorbike collided near the intersection of State Highway 25 and Hikuai Settlement Rd at...... Read More