Hikurangi fault : Emergency response project rolls out

Increased pressure building on New Zealand's largest fault has kicked into motion a project for an emergency response plan. Research in recent years shows there is a greater likelihood of a rupture than first thought on the Hikurangi fault line,...... Read More

Truck driver killed in SH35 crash

Police can now confirm that the driver of a truck that crashed on State Highway 35 near Tokomaru Bay this morning was killed in the crash. Emergency services were called to the crash at 6.40am. The driver was the sole occupant of the truck, says a...... Read More

Road closed following truck crash on SH35

Emergency services are responding after a truck rolled on State Highway 35 (Waiapu Road) near Tokomaru Bay this morning. Police were notified at 6.40am that a truck had rolled down a bank between Mata Road and Kaiawha Road. There is no confirmed information...... Read More

Swimmer missing near Gisborne

A search is underway for a man seen swimming of Kaiti Beach in Gisborne last night. He went into the water about 9.45pm and has not been seen since. Aerial, sea and land searches were conducted until 1am and have resumed again this morning, says a...... Read More

Protest against Warkworth rodeo after bull’s death

Several dozen people against rodeos protested outside the Warkworth rodeo on Tuesday, following the death of a bull last week. The bull was euthanized at a Gisborne rodeo after dislocating its leg. Direct Animal Action's spokesperson Apollo...... Read More

Apply now for Storylines Author Tour

Would you like New Zealand’s top children’s authors and illustrators to visit your school, early childhood centre or library? Well now’s your chance, as applications are now open to be included on the fabulous 2019 Storylines Author...... Read More

Owners of East Coast forests charged over debris damage

The owners of six East Coast forests are to be prosecuted over damage to farms from flood-borne logging debris in June. Farmers are still feeling the effects of the Queen's Birthday man-made floods, when forestry debris washed down and blocked...... Read More

Evicted HNZ tenants on the cusp of compensation

State housing tenants kicked out of their homes due to flawed meth testing will soon start to have their compensation claims paid out. A regulation change is needed to go ahead before any beneficiaries are able receive payments, to ensure the pay-outs...... Read More

Jury finds 14-year-old guilty of murder

A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a homeless man in March has been found guilty of murder. Haami Hanara, 14, was accused of fatally stabbing 40-year-old Kelly Donner, after getting into a fight with him in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere on 4...... Read More