National

Housing development for Defence Force opens

A new housing development to house 49 families of the New Zealand Defence Force opened yesterday in West Auckland. Mayor Phil Goff officially opened the homes at Whenuapai. Last year the Defence Force became a victim of Auckland's housing crisis...... Read More

Dunedin drivers to prepare for icy roads

Dunedin may be known for its warm hospitality, but it's a chilly greeting received by motorists in the city today. Police is advising drivers to take extra precautions with ice on the roads in the hill surburbs, and also in the city. "Icy...... Read More

Trustees value their principals - NZSTA

Despite the inflammatory language being used in media coverage, NZSTA is not suggesting that principals should "be dumped" from school boards of trustees. Boards of trustees value their principal’s contribution and advice and say they...... Read More

New Zealanders are anxious drivers - study

Two-thirds of New Zealanders feel anxiety while driving a vehicle, a new study has found. The research, conducted by Massey University, surveyed more than 400 New Zealand drivers between the ages of 18 to 87, with 52 percent reporting mild anxiety. A...... Read More

Declaration for Ambition welcomed - Shaw

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has welcomed the ‘Declaration for Ambition’ on climate change, signed by the High Ambition Coalition group of countries. The Coalition is a group of countries, including New Zealand, who are committed...... Read More

One killed in Karapiro crash

One person has died in a two-vehicle crash this morning north of Karapiro. A truck-and-trailer and a ute collided on SH 1 around 1.15am, just south of Hickey Road. "The driver of the ute died at the scene. "The truck driver is in Waikato...... Read More

MetService on site for planned Rocket Lab launch

Locals, spectators and the team at Rocket Lab should experience some settled weather and sunshine on Saturday as the company prepares for its second orbital launch off the Mahia Peninsula. MetService are the official weather consultants to Rocket Lab,...... Read More

Party register in Canterbury reaches milestone

The police turning up at your party is not something most university students would welcome, but for students in Canterbury it means their party is a “Good One”. Created in 2014, the Good One Party Register aims to ensure each party is...... Read More

Taiwanese national killed in Wanaka crash named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road yesterday morning. She was 25-year-old Taiwanese national Meng-Ju Hsieh, who had been living in Wanaka. "Police offer their sympathies to her friends...... Read More