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Electric scooter scheme to be launched in two NZ cities

A company launching an electric scooter ride share scheme in Christchurch and Auckland says they can be used on the footpaths as well as the roads. San Francisco-based company Lime plans to introduce its electric scooters in the two cities over the...... Read More

1080 drop begins in Hunua Ranges

The Auckland Council has started its 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges after an interim injunction imposed by the Environment Court lapsed. The council was given the go ahead to drop the poison after the interim injunction lapsed on Friday evening. The...... Read More

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

NZ resident involved in people-smuggling to be deported

A Pakistani man involved in a people-smuggling operation in America, who gained residence in New Zealand, is the subject of a fraud investigation and is going to be deported. But he has been told he can make a fresh application for residence. In 2005,...... 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