National

Water sent to Marton after town supply turns brown

A water shortage and a treatment mistake in the Rangitīkei town of Marton has forced the district council to bring in a water tanker to provide clean drinking water. The treatment issue resulted in brown, foul-smelling tap water for the town's...... Read More

Shops reopen at Wellington’s Courtenay Central complex

Two stores on the outside of Wellington's Courtenay Central complex have reopened, after it closed when concerns were raised in an engineering report. The STA Travel and Fix stores are the first stores to reopen, after the complex closed on 5 January,...... Read More

New plans for quashed Shelly Bay development lodged

A new resource consent will be lodged for a multi-million dollar development in Wellington. The $500 million development in Shelly Bay had its consents quashed by the Court of Appeal last month. The resource consents were lodged in September 2016,...... Read More

Old lifejackets can fail - replace them

Maritime NZ and Coastguard New Zealand are reminding boaties to replace and destroy their old lifejackets as they can fail when you need them most.  Maritime NZ Deputy Director, Sharyn Forsyth, says old lifejackets are dangerous and should be...... Read More

Bright future for childhood friends

Willem Ludick once ran out his friend Dean Foxcroft on 98, then went on to make a century. It remains a source of cheerful banter to this day. They were young boys at the time playing junior cricket together, never imagining that one day they would...... Read More

Hempfarm sets up in Tauranga

  Expect to see hemp in more food products in the coming year.   A Tauranga base company Hempfarm is planning to cash in on the trend and create jobs. Just to clarify you will not be getting high on hemp products. It’s a different...... Read More