Motoring

Police search for male driver involved in pursuit

Police are trying to locate a male driver following a police pursuit near Bethlehem. A police media spokesperson says the vehicle involved was seen speeding on Carmichael Road just after 7am. “The vehicle failed to stop for police...... Read More

When robotics and farming come together

Does the future of farming include autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they have showcased the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays. Massey's Mitchell Hampton and Tim Sutcliffe have showed...... Read More

One critically injured in seven car crash

UPDATED: Police at the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on the Northern Motorway at Dairy Flat say one person has critical injuries. Emergency services were called to the crash at 6.02am, where several vehicles were involved. The crash happened on...... Read More

Octogenarian leads on rate revolt

A Wellsford superannuitant will refuse to pay a targeted rate to fix Rodney’s transport woes and is urging other ratepayers to do the same. James McNabb, 89, is wanting like-minded people to get in touch with him to better coordinate opposition...... Read More

Misconceptions about electric vehicles

They’re expensive! They’ve got no power! There’s nowhere to charge them! These are just a few of the misconceptions Mike Sheaff has encountered when talking about electric vehicles. But the general manager of Sheaff Vehicles in Mount...... Read More

Fatal crash in Havelock North

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on Tauroa Road, Havelock North, where a vehicle has gone over a bank. Emergency services were called to the crash at 6:35am this morning and the sole occupant of the vehicle has died at the scene. The Serious...... Read More

Clear path forward for Porirua

Porirua’s Mayor and Councillors have weighed multiple views from the community, to set the direction and budget for the city over the next 20 years. Discussions were had at a marathon meeting in Porirua yesterday. "There was robust debate...... Read More

Ultimatum over Tauranga Northern Link

Tauranga City Council is sending an ultimatum to the government over the stalled Tauranga Northern Link Highway - no highway, no special housing area at Smith’s Farm. “If we don’t get the Northern Link, we will just leave the housing...... Read More

Husband and wife both caught drink driving at checkpoint

A husband and wife were among those caught drink driving by police at a checkpoint in Paraparaumu last night. A 54-year-old man who was found to be over the limit called his wife to collect him. But as she drove through the checkpoint to pick him...... Read More

Braille bank cards damage Wellington parking meters

A bank card intended to help the blind has damaged about 160 Wellington parking meters. ANZ bank provides cards with braille - a tactile alphabet of raised dots to enable visually impaired people to read - but the dots have wreaked havoc on Wellington...... Read More