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Women embracing rebuild opportunities

The number of women working in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled since the quakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. This week’s Greater Christchurch Dashboard - Women in Construction shows...... Read More

UPDATE: Tongariro Alpine Crossing trampers return safely

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was able to uplift all four trampers and all LandSAR volunteers today from Oturere Hut, thanks to clear weather conditions. The woman has been assessed by paramedics and taken to Taupo Hospital for further...... Read More

Mike King speaks up about mental health in schools

High profile mental health campaigner Mike King says his speaking tour in schools is a top of the cliff approach and his critics who fear he talks too much about suicide have nothing to fear. Speaking on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme this morning, Mr...... Read More

Labour would create National Cancer Agency

Labour is promising that all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live in the country, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “As someone who has survived cancer I know how this disease can...... Read More

Boris Johnson visiting New Zealand

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will hold talks on trade, foreign policy and international security issues during a two-day visit to New Zealand. He arrives in Wellington today ahead of meetings with Prime Minister Bill English, Foreign Minister...... Read More

McClay to Thailand for high-level trade talks

Trade Minister Todd McClay will make the first official visit to Thailand by a New Zealand Minister since 2013 to engage with key ministers and business leaders on trade. “Thailand is now our eighth largest trading partner. Since the Thailand...... Read More

Girl, 9, drowns in Auckland

Police have responded to a report of a drowning in Conifer Grove, Auckland at approximately 8am this morning. A 9-year-old girl has died at the scene. A police spokesperson says her death is being referred to the Coroner. Police’s thoughts...... Read More

Beating Tana Umaga at squash

Five years ago as a young boy in Toulon, Victor Crouin took on All Blacks great Tana Umaga in a game of squash.  He won.   Now he’s hoping a bit of Kiwi magic helps him pull off an unlikely win at the World Junior Squash Championship...... Read More

Rescue of four trampers on Tongariro Crossing

A rescue is underway for four trampers on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing who reported being lost yesterday evening. Police initially received a call from two of the trampers at 8.40pm last night who were walking in the cold, snowy conditions. For reasons...... Read More

Water pressure restored to North Shore Hospital

Full water pressure was restored to North Shore Hospital last night after a ruptured water main interrupted supplies early Friday morning. The water main has now been successfully repaired. Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) initiated an emergency...... Read More

Kiwi actress joins climate change protest

Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic exploitation for Norwegian oil Barents Sea, Norway - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the...... Read More

Solid World Games start for NZ

New Zealand’s lifesaving team made a splash on Day 1 of the World Games in Poland, with multiple personal bests contributing to finishing in a confident fourth place. Team captain Steven Kent led the team of 10 taking the only medal; a bronze in...... Read More

Otago flood update as rainfall eases

Rainfall has eased in Otago and rivers are beginning to recede. However, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Otago is warning that residents still need to exercise extreme caution as widespread flooding remains and many roads are still impacted. In...... Read More

State Highway 85 closed - Between Kyeburn and Palmerston

Police are advising motorists that State Highway 85 is closed between Kyeburn and Palmerston. Conditions are not suitable for most vehicles and there is currently a bus, as well as a truck and trailer unit, stuck in the snow. Please stay...... Read More

Name release of Kinloch homicide

Police can now release the name of the 48-year-old man killed in Kinloch on Thursday 20th of July. He was local man Scott John Henry. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends. A post mortem conducted on Mr Henry earlier today has...... Read More

Tourist fined $1100 for speeding

A Brazilian tourist driving a rental vehicle was caught excessively speeding on State Highway One near Taupiri. On Friday the man was doing 202km per hour in a 100kmh zone and was locked doing 195km/h going into 70km/h roadworks, while there was bad...... Read More

NZ Defence Force assisting flood zone

NZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks. Group Controller Scott MacLean said the sandbags and rock work had reduced the backflow...... Read More

Urgent Notice - Christchurch Civil Defence

Christchurch Civil Defence have issues an urgent notice for residents around Heathcote River. "If you live in an evacuation zone near the Heathcote River (if your home has flooded since the earthquakes), and the water is above knee level around...... Read More

Photos + Video: Flooding in Dunedin and surrounds

Otago Regional Council conducted a helicopter fly-over of the Dunedin/eastern Otago region.  The widespread flooding is significant, and several people have been evacuated from their homes. Riverside Road spillway / Upper Taieri Ponding area Taieri...... Read More