Regional

Waihi high hazard zone ground movement

Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.  The earlier sinkhole has been backfilled but Oceana Gold geotechnical...... Read More

Housing proposal out for consultation

  Hutt City Council is now calling for submissions on its proposal to enable medium density housing and a wider range of housing types to be built in the city, with a particular focus on nine suburban centres.   The proposed District Plan...... Read More

Bowler’s hat tricks on debut

A thrilling two run win and a hat-trick from a bowler on debut, gave new Bay of Plenty Cricket Development coach Russell Williams. It was the perfect start to his time in charge of the Bay of Plenty second eleven. Facing arch rivals Hamilton at the...... Read More

Black Fern tops sports awards

Women’s rugby star Aleisha Pearl Nelson has taken out the Supreme Award, as well as Sportswoman of the Year title at the 20th annual Silver Fern Farms Kaipara District Sports Awards. Hailing from Kaihu, Aleisha is a Black Fern and part of the...... Read More

A cracker of a night at Rakaia

Hundreds of fireworks fans descended on Rakaia Domain on Saturday night to enjoy a “marvellous” night of family fun, food and pyrotechnic entertainment. The district’s only annual organised fireworks display, the Rakaia Lions Club...... Read More

Red Bridge closed tomorrow

Travel disruption is expected this week for people who use the road between Wanaka and Tarras, State Highway 8A. Repair work on the Luggate (Red) Bridge from tomorrow (Monday, November 6), will require a day’s full closure to enable the scaffolding...... Read More

Oystercatchers lay egg on Mount beach

Beachgoers are being warned to steer clear from a section of Mount Main Beach where a pair of oystercatchers have laid their egg. The eggs were laid in a nest in a scrape in the sand on Sunday morning and it was a scramble by the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard...... Read More

Cruise ship road closure dates

  Cruise ship visits to Mount Maunganui are now being treated the same as major sporting events with the Tauranga City Council announcing a number of road closures along Salisbury Avenue and The Mall. Between November 2017 and February 2018 there...... Read More

Field trips bring natural hazards into classroom

Over a thousand school children from across New Zealand have been taking part in a virtual field trip to Hawke's Bay this week. The field trip, called Life at the Boundary, focuses on the Hikurangi plate boundary situated off the coast of Hawke's...... Read More

Feedback on Public Places Bylaw review sought

Consultation is now open on Wellington City Council’s proposed changes to their Public Places Bylaw – which includes everything from freedom camping to cigarette butts. From today, members of the public can have their say on an extension...... Read More