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Car smashes into busy cafe on West Coast

A car has smashed into a full cafe on the West Coast, caving in part of the building. The incident happened at the Junction Cafe and Honey Centre on the Taramakau Highway, south of Greymouth, about 10am. A cafe worker said the shop was full when the...... Read More

Oceania Exhibition to open in London

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific Peoples Carmel Sepuloni will represent New Zealand at the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday September 25. “Oceania marks 250 years...... Read More

A cold snap on its way next week

A cold front is forecast to move north across New Zealand during Monday, while a low develops to the east of the South Island and then moves away to the east late Tuesday. This front is expected to deliver a cold and showery south to southwest flow...... Read More

More spring snow this week

It’s the Spring Equinox today, which is when the overhead sun shifts from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere.   The hours of daylight and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet, and in New Zealand...... Read More

Ruapehu crater now a no-go zone after death

The upper reaches of Mt Ruapehu have been declared a no-go zone after a man died after falling into the crater lake. The man died on Saturday, and the Department of Conservation announced a rāhui for the mountain on Sunday that would stay in place...... Read More

Big day for the Kiwis shearing sports in Perth

New Zealand shearers and woolhandlers have got off to a good start at the Royal Perth Show with three big wins on Saturday on the eve of three transtasman tests. A New Zealand Merino Championhips team of Southland shearers Nathan Stratford and Troy...... Read More

Pride setting pace in women’s league

The team to beat in this season’s National Women’s League appears to be the Canterbury United Pride after last year’s runners-up posted their second big win in succession, sweeping aside WaiBOP 6-0 yesterday afternoon in Christchurch. They...... Read More

Heavy rain and snow expected for the South Island

Heavy snow is expected about parts of Otago, and the Canterbury High Country and heavy rain for Eastern Otago. A complex trough is expected to move on to the South Island tonight, with a low deepening east of the country on Monday. Cold south to southeasterlies...... Read More